Frankie Parker – Crew Leader

April 19, 2022 | 

Pronouns: they/she

Frankie is from the Garden State but only just started growing food recently. They have always loved eating, but their passion for food blossomed around a year and a half ago after reading Braiding Sweetgrass and The Botany of Desire. Since then, they have consumed an embarrassing amount of food content, created a blog about eating seasonally (find it at or on Instagram @eatlocalphilly), and started gardening. They hope to help make fresh, local food the norm for all because it can benefit the environment, our health and (very importantly) the taste of the food. Frankie has drawn a number of dog portraits, worked at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia, and taught in a variety of settings as a volunteer and substitute teacher. In their free time they enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, sharing food with friends, going for long walks, and making art. They truly believe that Jersey corn, blueberries and tomatoes are #1.