Karen Anderson is executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ). In this capacity, Anderson leads the organization’s efforts in developing a sustainable organic agricultural system, educating people about the meaning of organic practices and helping farmers implement and maintain sustainable operations. Most recently, Anderson and her colleagues have started programs for new farmers. NOFA-NJ is working to identify barriers to achieving a local food system, especially barriers to creating viable farm and food enterprises that serve local markets. She has served as a Food and Society Fellow.