Lucy oversees all marketing and marketing services for Northwest Agriculture Business Center and its farm clients. She is also the project manager of the Puget Sound Food Network. Lucy assists the development of regional food hubs by providing technical and marketing assistance to farmers. Leveraging the growing demand for locally produced food, Lucy works with businesses and institutions to achieve sustainability and wellness goals that include farm-direct food procurement strategies.
Lucy brings over 12 years of food industry experience to Northwest Agriculture Business Center having worked with some of the largest companies in the world, helping them to understand consumer insights in food and beverage trends, including health and wellness, sustainability and organics. As part of a faculty contract at Oregon State University, Lucy managed a shared-use commercial kitchen at the Food Innovation Center and worked with Ecotrust’s Food and Farms team as an interim editor of “The Guide to Local Seasonal Products for Oregon and Washington 2006.” She gathered qualitative data for an economic impact study for Portland’s 6th Annual Farmer Chef Connection, and worked with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to develop products for commodity export showcase events.
Lucy writes articles and conducts lectures across the country. She is the author of Pickled: Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions (2003), a collection of stories and recipes that emerged from a three-year oral history project with the New York Food Museum. Lucy helped launch the New York City International Pickle Day in 2001 (now called the Peck Slip Pickle Festival). She holds a MA in Food Studies from New York University, and a BA in Performance Studies and Cultural Anthropology also from NYU. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, Food Network, NPR’s Morning Edition, The Splendid Table, Lee Bros. Boiled Peanut Hour on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Saveur, Domino and more. She has been a member of Slow Food since 1999, has been involved in chapter leadership in Portland from 2004-2006, and co-chaired the Seattle chapter from 2007-2009. She currently serves on the Seattle Culinary Academy’s Technical Advisory Committee.
She and her partner Jason are volunteers with two large dog rescue organizations: Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue/Doberman Breed and Washington German Shepherd Rescue. Cassius Clay Wolford is their rescue German Shepherd adopted from the Washington German Shepherd Rescue. Friendly Rottweiler Roxy was adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter. Support your local rescue and shelters!
- MA Food Studies, New York University
- BA Anthropology & Performance Studies, New York University
For additional information or questions, please write to Lucy at lucymnorris at gmail.com