Kate Collier is the co-founder and co-owner of Feast!, a specialty food store with a strong commitment to local food. Kate grew up on a farm in Fauquier County, VA, and spent a few years in San Francisco before returning to Central Virginia. Kate is deeply committed to promoting local and rural economic development while creating efficiencies in our local food systems, which led her to conceive the idea of Local Food Hub. Kate launched her idea in 2009 and served as the co-director until 2012, when she transitioned to a board member, where she serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. Kate also serves on the board of the Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville.