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Jeb Bush


Forsyth Farmers Market | 912 Food Farmacy

Jeb Bush is the Executive Director to the Forsyth Farmers’ Market and a former market vendor. He lives on the farm where he grew up in Estill, South Carolina. He commutes to work in nearby Savannah, Georgia for the farmers market. He discusses how the pandemic impacted the market and how the team creatively worked to adapt in support of their vendors and the community.

Bush has been confronted with decisions unique to the COVID-19 pandemic including driving the community farm truck, enforcing new safety regulations at the market, and deciding to continue working in person. The questions “How does this support farmers?” and “How does this improve food access?” are central to the mission of Forsyth Farmers’ Market, both during a regular year and this unique COVID time. He shares the good news that his husband, a nurse, was recently vaccinated for COVID-19.

Date of interview:
2020-12-20

Interviewer:
Diana Dombrowski

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