Field to Family works to create a more local, more healthy and more sustainable regional food system.
We envision a region where people eat with the seasons, where farmers make a living, and our ecosystem is diverse, abundant, and healthy.
Board of Directors
David Burt, President
David Burt is a chef and local food advocate. A native of Scotland, he relocated here after finishing a BA in American Studies. He spent many years in the restaurant business, culminating in the 13 year span of The Red Avocado. He currently owns and operates Four Square Meals, a restaurant consultancy and food production business located in Iowa City. David was part of Field to Family from 2001-2005. He lives in Iowa City with his wife and children.
Ofer Sivan, Treasurer
Co-owner of Oasis.
Alicia Ambler, Secretary
Alicia Ambler lives in Iowa City with her husband, daughter, and dog. She teaches English as a Second Language at the University of Iowa. She writes a food blog at culinarybliss.blogspot.com.
Miriam Alarcon Avila
Photographer. Baker & Prepared Foods Coordinator at New Pioneer Food Co-op.
Professor in the Health Science Department at the University of Iowa.
Mark is the Farm Manager at Scattergood Friends School near West Branch, Iowa. He has grown for a variety of markets including restaurants, schools, and farmers markets, but now focuses on raising as much as possible all of the meat and organic fruits and vegetables eaten by the staff and students of Scattergood. Mark also teaches Humanities classes and lives at Scattergood with his wife and daughter.
Michelle Kenyon, Program Director
Jennifer Mettemeyer, Farm to School, School Garden Coordinator
Sara Rynes- Weller