Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer and the 2019 recipient of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, N.Y., a people-of-color led project that works to dismantle racism in the food system. She is the author of Farming While Black (Chelsea Green Publishing, November 2018). Find out more about Leah’s work at and follow her @soulfirefarm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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