Meet Our Team: Rebecca Crawbuck

July 3, 2020

Meet Rebecca Crawbuck, who coordinates our fundraising events, oversees our market activation program, and manages sponsorships and partnerships, among other development projects. 

Tell us a bit about you, your background, and your role at Foodwise.

In 2015, I learned about Foodwise (then CUESA) as a shopper at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and quickly became a volunteer. I then interned for Foodwise Kids where I saw first-hand how impactful the farmers market is as a classroom. In 2017, I joined the staff as part of the development team. I’m now the Partnerships & Events Manager.

What inspires or motivates you about your work?

I love working with our farmers. It is such a joy to be in touch with our growers and producers each week. This is such a deeply generous and grounded community, and I feel truly lucky to be part of it.

What do you do to recharge outside of work? 

A perfect weekend for me revolves around food. San Francisco has the most incredible restaurant community and I love checking out what our chef friends are creating from their farmers market hauls. On a sunny day, you can find me at one of the city’s parks with a book and a picnic. I’m also a big fan of creating seasonal cocktails! I’ve learned a lot about “closed-loop” or waste-free cocktails from the incredible bars that generously participate in our fundraising events. Turning wilted herbs into a simple syrup or spent citrus into an oleo-saccharum is a satisfying way to repurpose ingredients you might throw away into something delicious.

Do you have any favorite farmers market tips you can share?

I wait all year for tomato season, and it’s finally here! Is there anything better than a perfectly ripe tomato? A big heirloom tomato from Balakian Farms and a fresh baguette are all the ingredients I need for a divine summer dinner.