Jennifer Brodsky and her husband, Eric Theesfeld

Jennifer Brodsky and her husband, Eric Theesfeld

Jennifer Brodsky

Jennifer's love for local food and farms began in 1998 with work on a small farm in Ireland. Jennifer brought her new-found appreciation for hand-grown food back to the Philadelphia area and became The Fair Food Farmstand’s first volunteer. She spent the next 15+ years getting hands-on experience on farms and in retail operations, including serving as the General Manager of the 138-acre Willow Creek Orchards, Montgomery County’s first Certified Organic farm. Jennifer then took the leap into several leadership roles spanning both for- and nonprofit enterprises. Jennifer now guides marketing, branding and business development strategies for Kitchen Table Consultants as its co-founder. Her client work focuses on on-farm market development, branding, marketing and sales, operations, non profit strategy and interim leadership. She also leads KTC Special Projects, such as the nationally recognized Philly Farm & Food Fest and PA Produce Month. Jennifer has served on several nonprofit boards and advisory committees including PASA, PaWAgN and Urban Tree Connection.

Jennifer, her husband, Eric, and their two dogs love living in the woods along the banks of the Delaware River in Upper Bucks County, PA, and get to Vermont as often as they can. In addition to working with Poppy’s Greengrocer and Kitchen Table Consultants, Eric also just founded his own company, Tinicum Woodworks.

Ted LeBow

Ted LeBow

TED LEBOW

Ted LeBow is a serial entrepreneur. His first business venture (in 1980) was a farm in Idaho where he bought his first tractor, signed his first loan with the Production Credit Association and started waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the rain ruining his hay crop.

He graduated in 1989 from Cornell University School of Agriculture with a Business Management Degree. He’s run eleven small businesses, six of which he owned all or part of. Since 2008, he’s grown two small business management consulting firms. As of 2017, JRI Consulting and Kitchen Table Consultants have served over 200 small businesses. Ted is currently focused on building Kitchen Table Consultants (which he co-founded)—a practice that serves sustainable food and farm related companies. He and his team are an Entrepreneur’s Best Nightmare.

Ted’s two passions are financial sustainability and growing entrepreneurs and their teams. He is driven to help entrepreneurs to understand HOW they make a profit, not how much profit they make. He has worked with hundreds of small business owners, all over the country, creating and helping them execute against their financial goals. He regularly presents seminars around cash flow, profitability and how to know if you’re profitable. Ted was  the Interim Executive Director for The Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture, a non-profit focused on promoting profitable farms that produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment, has sat on multiple non-profit Boards of Directors, and has helped entrepreneurs and non-profits raise over $60 million in debt, equity, and donations.

He has lived in Bala Cynwyd, just west of Philadelphia, since 1997. In his spare time he shares a fleet of 1950’s era tractors and equipment with Philadelphia urban farms, cuts and mills his own lumber for live-edge furniture, fly fishes, builds bamboo fly rods, and participates along with his wife (as much as possible) in the lives of his three daughters (18, 22, 24).