Lauren Currie is a Sales Manager at Barn2Door, the all-in-one solution designed to help Farmers grow and manage their direct sales. She is excited to share how Farmers can build a more resilient business, increase sales, access more customers and save time. Lauren has spent the past 3 years working with Farmers in the Northeast to help them grow their businesses, develop their brands and strengthen relationships with their customers. She loves hearing Farmers’s stories, priorities and challenges with their business, and helping their Farm business be successful while improving their communities access to locally produced food.
Brianne Casadei (aka Farmer Brie), directs Terra Firma Farm, a diversified pasture-based livestock and poultry farm located in North Stonington, Connecticut. Using environmentally sustainable practices and alternative energy inputs, her Farm produces 100% grass-fed milk & beef, heritage breed pork, broiler chickens, layer chickens, specialty poultry, and rabbits all on pasture. They sell direct at their farm in Stonington and wholesale to local restaurants and coops in Connecticut. Brie utilizes Barn2Door to sell her products online, offer subscriptions and streamline her delivery program to make it easy for customers to get her high-quality farm goods.
Amy McCann co-founded Local Food Marketplace in 2009 to help level the playing field for local, sustainable food. Local Food Marketplace is the perfect blend of her two passions – local food and technology. As CEO, Amy focuses on bringing business best practices and innovative solutions to local food, including introducing the first and only white label mobile app for food hubs. Prior to founding LFM, Amy was the COO of a niche ERP technology company, leading record sales growth for over 5 years and a large-scale re-engineering effort. Amy holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Practices from University of Oregon. She is a former board member and Past President of Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, a Eugene-based non-profit. She was named 20 under 40 Rising Business Star by her peers in 2012.