Fondy’s Jennifer Casey is a slow food advocate who relishes her role as a “pollinator” connecting people with crucial food issues.
The Fondy Farmers Market, whose 30 producers stand in a lot surrounded by homes at 22nd and Fond du Lac, supports one of the city’s lowest-income ZIP codes. Fondy’s development and communications director, Jennifer Casey, is ardent about the group that works to make homegrown food available to needy people. Casey’s other project is that great connector-to-the-land, Slow Food USA, for which she serves as Wisconsin governor. A Saturday fixture at the market – which operates May to late November, weather dependent – this registered dietitian takes Slow Food’s quest to build the Ark of Taste (a catalog of regional foods in danger of extinction) quite seriously.