Who We Are


The Thurston Food System Council is a grassroots citizens organization composed of a diverse group of community stakeholders empowered by the community and recognized by local government to foster collaboration and active engagement in the local food system.

TFSC Members

Sash Sunday, Chair Food Processor  (Oly-Kraut)
Zachary Fleig, Secretary TESC Campus Food Coalition
Lisa Smith Enterprise for Equity,  Food related entrepreneurs
Katie Rains GRuB/Non-profits/ Youth Organization
Thomas “Aslan” Meade Local Economic Development
Diane Grace Nutrition (unaffiliated)
Karen Parkhurst Senior Planner, Thurston Regional Planning Council
Loretta Seppanen Slow Food Greater Olympia, South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust
TJ Johnson Sustainable South Sound
Heather Sundean/ Michaela Winkley Thurston County Food Bank
Marco Pinchot Shellfish, Taylor Shellfish Farm
Lesley Wigen Thurston County Public Health and Social Services
Lucas Patzek /Erik Hagan Lucas – WSU Extension Director & Ag Extension Faculty; Erik – WSU
Susan Ujcic & Annie Salafsky Helsing Farms