Today is an exciting day for the Coastal Conservation League. It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce Anthony Mirisciotta as the next General Manager of our food hub, GrowFood Carolina.
Anthony brings with him years of experience in the agriculture world, and his track record of success indicates his commitment to furthering local food systems and the communities he has lived and worked in.
Throughout his career and our search process, Anthony displayed exceptional passion, persistence, and leadership. A journalism major, he enjoys engaging the general public and target audiences on a variety of topics, including the importance of eating local food and wholesale produce marketing. He values consensus-building, creative problem-solving, and outreach and has developed strong and lasting relationships with small farmers — empowering them to mature from small growers to successful wholesale producers.
He’s worked on both coasts, launching his career at Whole Foods Market in Connecticut where he learned how to stock and sell produce on a retail floor, in Vermont at a co-op where he sharpened his skills in warehouse shipping and logistics, and later in San Francisco at Earl’s Organic Produce. During his time at Earl’s, Anthony worked closely with organic farmers and recorded the highest sales in the company’s 20-year history by cultivating new accounts and markets. He also coordinated farmer education, led a dynamic and inspired team, and further refined his knowledge and passion for high-quality produce.
And most recently, Anthony served the North Carolina-based Eastern Carolina Organics, a regional power and farmer-owned, organic produce distributer. As a consultant, he helped ECO outline a framework for growth and chart new crop production planning, business development, and communications initiatives.
Most importantly, Anthony believes in our mission to bolster a healthy and diverse local food system, protect rural farmland, create strong rural economies, and expand your access to fresh local food. He has what it takes to support GrowFood’s team and the food hub’s next chapter of transformative work in South Carolina and its local food movement.
No doubt, we have Sara Clow to thank. Her fearless and energetic leadership as our first General Manager has set Anthony up for much success.
We will keep you posted on future opportunities for you to meet Anthony (he is eager to meet you!) and learn more about him. But if you’d like to join me in welcoming him now, send a message to [email protected]
I appreciate your generous support and am so glad you can help us revel in this exciting news.