Feeding Brighter Futures

Gerald Story Photo

By: Oluseyi Segun MINNESOTA AVENUE, WASHINGTON, DC- Smile in tow, and optimistic chatter to match, Gerald Saunders stands in line at the parking lot of the Unity Healthcare Clinic on Minnesota Avenue. Amongst many others, Saunders is waiting to fill his fruit and vegetable prescription for the week at the Aya Community Market on one […] Read More

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 6.21.46 PM

By: Jess Holler Thursday, July 16th, 2015 It’s almost 4 o’clock at the bustling Bexley Farmers Market, but the music’s still going. This week, it’s steel drums — but it’ll be ukuleles, solo Stratocaster electric guitars and more before the market season wraps. Robin Smith, who lives in the nearby Eastside neighborhood is pleased: she’s […] Read More


By: Jess Holler DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, OHIO -- It’s mid-afternoon on a Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, and, despite the periodic rain bursts, the Pearl Market is buzzing. In an unseasonably wet summer, with most mid-summer vegetable crops significantly delayed, one Pearl Market shopper is nonetheless on the prowl – for green peppers and onions. Her culinary […] Read More


By: Jess Holler FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY – COLUMBUS, OHIO Farmer Rojer Moody, as he puts it, “has stories from here to Ashville and back.” He grew up on a farm, with a father and grandfather who showed him and his two siblings the ropes, and grew to love vegetables, and the rhythms of an Ohio […] Read More


By: Jess Holler FRANKLINTON, OHIO -- In a season marked by almost constant rain, a torrential downpour has brought residents of one Columbus community together –under the eaves of Franklinton Gardens’ Produce Stand. Despite the rain, a steady stream of community members have come to check out the stand’s offerings and to look for signs […] Read More

Michel Kids State Dinner Cooking Demo

For Immediate Release July 14, 2015 Wholesome Wave CEO and Founder, Chef Michel Nischan Promotes Cooking and Healthy Eating Among our Nation’s Youth Through White House’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Nischan Judges Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Attends Kids’ “State Dinner” at White House (Bridgeport, CT) Chef Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave CEO and Founder, joined forces with […] Read More


Thursday, July 9, 2015 Contact: Marv Kropko 216.368.6890 [email protected] Ashley Gaudiano 571.278.2711 [email protected] Case Western Reserve University signs option agreement with Wholesome Wave to launch FM Tracks app Technology to help farmers’ market managers better understand and serve customers CLEVELAND—FM Tracks, a new digital app designed to help farmers’ markets and local healthy foods initiatives […] Read More


As our organization grows, we are grateful to welcome new and inspiring staff members, interns and consultants to the Wholesome Wave team. Learn more about the new hires below: Story Gathering Interns - Communications Based out of Washington, D.C., Oluseyi will serve as one of the Story Gathering Interns responsible for identifying compelling stories from […] Read More

Monthly Media Digest

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 4.17.39 PM

This month, data continues to show inequities in diet-related health based on income level, Vermont leads the way in food systems change, national spending on diet-related illness skyrockets, and Senator Stabenow champions food and farming issues. Health  Obesity rates continue to grow among kindergarten children from low-income families, a recent article in Reuters demonstrates. When recent statistics […] Read More

Wholesome Wave’s quarterly funder report has returned with a new, easier-to-read format. We hope you find these updates informative and welcome any feedback you may have. Please direct comments to Rebecca Mandell, Development Associate, at [email protected] Thanks for reading and for your continued support of Wholesome Wave. Best, Liz Sheppard Chief Marketing, Policy & Development […] Read More

Wholesome Wave