Kelly Crane

Executive Director

Kelly joined Farmer Foodshare in 2022 as its Executive Director, working to ensure that the operations of the organization are always and actively supporting our mission and vision of providing fresh, local food for all.

Kelly’s vast experience includes non profit leadership, small scale farming, fundraising and policy work.  Prior to working at Farmer Foodshare, Kelly served for four years as the Executive Director of the Oregon Farmers Markets Association, followed by a period as the Annual Fund Manager for the Triangle Land Conservancy. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and also owned and operated a sustainable farm in Charleston, West Virginia for 5 years.

Additionally, she previously served as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Farmers Markets Association and, before that, was a Policy Analyst for the West Virginia Legislature.  She enjoys hiking, biking and swimming with her friends and family, and is currently passionate about “rewilding” her yard and exploring all of the Triangle’s incredible farmers markets.

Pronouns: She, Her