Linda Esposito, Director

Linda Esposito is a food business consultant with a focus on building equitable food systems through the intersectional lens of food, sustainability and equity.  Most recently she led the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace, an innovative model of conscious, community-led development, offering economic opportunity for low income, women entrepreneurs, while creating jobs and delicious, affordable food for the community.  Her past experience includes growing Hodo Foods from an artisanal producer to nationwide distribution, as well as a long career in product development and marketing in consumer technology, banking and CPG.  

Linda also teaches Asian culinary classes at 18 Reasons and Milk Street Kitchen.  Linda serves on the Advisory Board of the Good Food Foundation.  She has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from Smith College.  She plants hard-to-find Asian herbs at her plot.