Emily Jane Freed is the Assistant Production Manager at Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, Inc., where she manages eight ranches and greenhouses with more than 250 acres of organic culinary herbs and edible flowers. She was the Chair of the 2009 Hazon Food Conference and served on the 2008 Hazon Food Conference’s Executive & Planning Committee. Freed was featured in Fortune’s online article “Look Who’s Farming Now,” as well as in Mother Nature Network’s “40 Farmers Under 40.”
She is a board member of the U. C. Santa Cruz Friends for the Farm & Garden, which is committed to promoting community outreach, education, and organic agricultural practices on California's Central Coast. Freed was raised in Sonoma County, received her B.A. in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Oregon, and currently lives in Santa Cruz’s Upper West Side neighborhood.