Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee Press Event at Nyack Farmers’ Market 2/7/13

***Media Advisory***

Thursday, February 7th, 11am

Nyack Winter Farmers’ Market

58 Depew Avenue, Nyack


 Jaffee to Chair Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm, Nutrition Policy

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee

(Albany, NY )– A press conference to announce Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee’s (D-Rockland) appointment as Chair of the New York State Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy will take place at The Nyack Winter Farmers’ Market, on Thursday, February 7th, at 11am.

Rockland food, farm, and nutrition advocates will be joining Assemblywoman Jaffee in support of her commitment to nourish children, families, and communities, especially those that are underserved, with healthy, safe, sustainable food grown on local farms in New York State.


WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Jaffee Appointment

WHEN: Thursday, February 7th, 11 am

WHERE: Nyack Center Winter Farmer’s Market, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack


  • Marion Oswald-Breland, Director, Haverstraw Center
  • Michelle Kleinman, Public Health Nutritionist, Rockland County Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion and Education
  • Jen Laird-White, Nyack Mayor
  • John McDowell, President, Rockland Farm Alliance,
  • Nathan Mungin, Executive Director, Martin Luther King, Multi-Purpose Center
  • Diane Rivera, Executive Director , West Street Childcare Learning Center
  • Ouida Toutebon, Executive Director, Headstart of Rockland
  • Paul Trader, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland
  • Jane Brown, Executive Director, Childcare Resources of Rockland
  • Julia Della Croce, Writer, Journalist, Cookbook Author, Culinary Educator
  • Joan Gussow, Professor, Author, Food Policy Expert