My Bag (0)

Your bag is empty

Continue Shopping

Our People

I love the quality and diversity of the produce.

Stella, Toronto

"
Ran Goel
CEO & Founder

Ran is the founder of Fresh City.  He believes city farming can change the world by re-introducing all of us to how real food is made. Some of his formative childhood experiences include his grandmother’s stories about growing up on a Kibbutz, feeling democracy awaken in his childhood home of South Africa and his mom’s stuffed peppers. Ran has spoken on food issues before hundreds of audiences. Before founding Fresh City, Ran practiced investment law in New York City for several years. Ran is a board member of FoodShare.

Ran is the adoring father of a baby girl who, so far at least, loves her veggies.

Abra Snider
Chief Operating Officer

Abra curates each week's bag and works with our network of farmers and makers to source the best produce and products. Abra has extensive experience within city farming, having worked on such projects as Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture, and the Metcalf Food Solutions paper “Scaling Up Urban Agriculture in Toronto: Building the Infrastructure.” She holds a Certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University, with a focus on urban agriculture, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto in architectural design and fine art history. Abra is a Producer Board Member of the West End Food Coop, where she represents Fresh City farmers and contributes to procurement and HR policies. Her personal mission is to reconnect people to food, field, and farmers.

Angela Donnelly
Chief Financial Officer

Originally from the bucolic BC outpost, Salt Spring Island, Angela enjoys a long history in organic, local food. Growing up she helped run her family’s organic market and after moving onto the mainland she continued her career in organic food as a sales manager with a major organic food distributor. Moving to Ontario in the mid-90s, Angela started one of the first organic delivery businesses in Toronto, Front Door Organics, which she successfully ran for 19 years before deciding to team up with Fresh City. As Fresh City’s new Chief Financial Officer, Angela is putting her long-earned, savvy business skills to work and enjoys tallying up the numbers, ensuring the staff are paid on time and correctly, and that the books are neat, balanced and in the black. But it's not all number crunching and bean counting, Angela's love and passion for local food and organic producers has never faded... and she makes a mean wild mushroom risotto!

Hannah Hunter
Farm Manager

Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Hannah spent most of her childhood in rubber boots. After finishing her undergrad in International Development Studies, her focus turned to agriculture and since then, she has worked on farms in Italy, Croatia, New Brunswick and British Columbia. Her desire to take a break from rural life and to farm within the energy and community of an urban setting brought her to Fresh City. She is excited to be growing food for so many Toronto tables and to share her excitement with everyone who comes to the farm! 

Kim Keitner
Marketing Manager

Kim is Fresh City’s marketing manager. Over several summers spent up in Temagami, Ontario she developed a deep connection with nature and has always had a great love for good food! Before joining Fresh City, Kim studied Journalism in Halifax and worked in the fast-paced world of PR/Social Media in Toronto. She jumped at the chance to merge her passions for Communications, the outdoors and food while helping Fresh City grow and thrive. On any given day you can find Kim up at the packing station, visiting Fresh City member farmers and friends, cooking up a delicious local, organic meal or riding her bike, looking for adventure.

Chen Goel
Member Support & Operations Manager

Chen is our Member Support specialist and coordinates delivery operations. He makes sure your order arrives on time. It's his voice you’ll hear answering the Fresh City phone.  Chen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the International Disciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel and has also studied at York University.  He really likes carrots. 

Danielle Cinanni
Sourcing & Inventory Manager

Danielle joins Fresh City with a variety of experience working for the local food movement. In Campo Ramón, deep within the Argentinean jungle, they call her the “cookie monster.” But at Fresh City, as the warehouse manager, Danielle is responsible for the daily operations of the packing station ensuring that our members’ produce arrives to their homes fresh and delicious.  Her passions lie in all things food – food sovereignty, social justice and anything her zias can teach her in the kitchen. As a farmer, she split her time between working the land and bringing food to market where she was a favourite with customers. It’s here that she learned that re-organizing the food chain means building strong bonds between people and what they eat. Danielle holds a PGC in International Development and a BA in International Studies. She also wants to know: “What did you have for lunch today?”

Joel Fridman
Finance & Human Resources Manager

Joel Fridman is Fresh City's Finance & Human Resources Manager.

Sarah McCardell
Merchandising & Member Support Assistant

Sarah assists in maintaining inventory and ordering goodies from lots of local suppliers, including the delicious Shockingly Healthy Brownies and the yummy Mad Mexican Guacamole. When not at the office, she can be found outside in nature with her Chocolate Lab, or enjoying her favourite snack: peanut butter and apples (which is also her dog's favourite snack!)

Julianne Keech
Assistant Farm Manager

Julianne completed a degree in engineering and after working for several years in consulting she felt it was time for a drastic change. Her interest in organic agriculture, local food, and a love of nature fuelled her desire to become a farmer and she hasn't looked back since.

Julianne enjoys the sense of community and endless learning opportunities that exist at Fresh City. She is excited by the challenges and rewards that come with urban farming. When she's not farming you can find her in the kitchen, rock climbing, or hanging out with her two cats.

Kerri Mozessohn
Assistant Warehouse Manager

Kerri supports the daily operations of the packing station both in the warehouse and on the road, ensuring the quality of the produce from the receiving end to front door delivery, one bag at a time.  Kerri began her work with Fresh City as a volunteer at the packing station and immediately felt at home. Her interest in food began as an active youth soccer player where she worked with the team nutritionist to develop a diet that would sustain and support her intense training. Growing up in the urban sprawl of Toronto, she jumped at the opportunity to live in small town New Brunswick where she thrived in nature, played soccer, and studied English Literature. Backpacking from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, Kerri gained an appreciation for supporting local markets and realized how much Canadian soil has to offer. Her love of the outdoors led her to enrich the lives of others by bringing them closer to nature through camping trips and backpacking extravaganzas. 

Anne Sophie Foo-Fat
Kitchen Manager

Sophie.

Leo Faragalli
Line Manager

Leo     

Larry Armstrong
Driver

Larry

Scott Loubser
Driver

A long-time foodie and believer in the power of food as a healing path, Scott has been sprouting since the 80's. He worked for Supersprouts for several years, growing all things green such as wheatgrass, sunflower greens, etc. The setting there was of an urban sprout farm, in downtown Toronto, where the live food lifestyle was promoted, and teachers came from all over the continent to speak. After that, wanting some independence and a creative outlet, Scott made and sold live vegan food to local health-food stores for a number of years. When it was time for a change, he meandered a course to Fresh City, where passionate foodies and urban farmers thrive!

Simon
Driver

Simon.

Courtney Patterson
Marketing Coordinator

What Courtney loves most about Fresh City is their initiative to bring food with a purpose to those who need it the most. After realizing how dietary & lifestyle choices affect our planet and those who inhabit it, she embarked on a journey into veganism. Three years later, you can find her doing what she loves at the office! 

A typical day at the office for Courtney means working closely with Kim, Fresh City's Marketing Manager, to bring you Fresh City's marketing materials. Her tasks involve anything from designing creative content for social media channels to advocating a fresh and healthy lifestyle at weekend events & festivals! When Courtney isn't at the office she's most likely spending time outdoors, diving into creative endeavors, volunteering for non-profits and visiting local restaurants.

Pickles
CCO (Chief Cuteness Officer)

Pickles originally hails from Shelburne, Ontario but has spent most of her two years (23 human years) as a city dog in Toronto. She likes chasing blowing leaves, squirrels, and her tail. Pickles is passionate about food (especially anything from Fresh City), licking, and off-leash hikes. She is not a fan of getting wet and is grumpy when tired. Pickles wants everyone to know that she is really a big dog trapped in a little body. Her best dog friend is a golden retriever named Goldie. While some staff speculate that Pickles doesn't really do any work, she is an integral part of the Fresh City team, logging many tough hours on the office couch.

  • Courtney Patterson
    Courtney Patterson
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Pickles
    Pickles
    CCO (Chief Cuteness Officer)