Jessica Applestone

Jessica Applestone, Board Member

Jessica co-founded Fleisher's Grass-fed & Organic Meats with her husband Joshua in 2004. The Slow Food movement served as inspiration for their
business which has been at the forefront of reinventing the sustainable butchershop model. Her role as co-owner of Fleisher's allowed her to combine some of her greatest interests — cooking, writing and teaching — with her professional background in marketing and PR. A strong advocate for the sustainable movement she has led numerous workshops and given lectures at such notable institutions as the Culinary Institute of America, Marist College and the Glynwood Center. But her true passion is teaching kids about where their food comes from.  Jessica joined Slow Food NYC in 2014.