Emily plays in the dirt professionally as Regional Production Manager at Jacobs Farm/del Cabo, Inc. where she helps manage over 500 field acres and 1.25 million square feet of greenhouse space for organic culinary herbs, edible flowers, and vegetable production. Her passion is to inspire citizens to connect deeply with the earth, and create sustainable intersections with their local, national, and international food systems.
She is also the owner of Farmer Freed, a culinary salt blend company that features local, seasonal, and organic ingredients from farms along the California Central Coast. Emily is particularly proud of the Sababa Salt blend. $.36 from every jar of Sababa Salt supports Jewish female farmers via Farmer Freed’s "You Grow Girl" program which empowers women to farm organically and sustainably within a Jewish agricultural context. The You Grow Girl program has supported Jewish female farmers from the US and Canada to attend the Hazon Food Conference as well as contributed to programs such as Urban Adamah.
Emily was raised in Northern California, received her B.A. in Journalism & Communications and Spanish from the University of Oregon, and currently lives in Santa Cruz, California.