Betsy Fink, who owns Wilton’s Millstone Farm, was just named to a list of influential women in the food and agriculture industry. The list was published by Food Tank, a public policy non-profit think tank focused on health-based agriculture, alleviating hunger and poverty, stemming the tide of obesity, and improving nutrition and environmental sustainability.
One of 27 women on the list, Fink was recognized as being one of the influential women in food and agriculture “who are reshaping food systems around the world.”
According to the online list, Fink, “is a co-founder of Millstone Farm, an incubator for community-based food systems. She has worked with local markets and restaurants to expand local food networks. Fink has also specialized in technical project management for both priceline.com and Prodigy Services. Through the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation, she is combating food waste through place-based and field-building efforts.”
Millstone Farm is a working farm on Millstone Rd. in north Wilton dedicated to using sustainable agriculture. They raise pastured heirloom breed sheep, pigs, and poultry, and grow vegetables for their own CSA, local chefs, and family owned markets. The farm also promotes sustainable agriculture by serving as an educational outreach hub, supporting other farmers, community organizations, school groups and restaurateurs who are interested in learning more about the practice of sustainable agriculture, its implementation and its impact on local economies and food quality.