Sharon Burns-Leader is the co-owner of Bread Alone Bakery in the Hudson Valley. As part of her life’s work with organic grains, Sharon has participated in variety selections and growing trials with Cornell University at various locations in the North East including the Farm Hub in Kingston New York. She is also on the board of the Woodstock Farm Festival in Woodstock NY where she hosted a recent fundraiser dinner ‘Wasted in Woodstock’ which highlighted the uglier side of food service: food waste. By using unattractive fruits and vegetables, unsold bread and lesser loved cuts of protein she and her team created a delicious meal for the attendees and helped to raise awareness of this first-world issue. She has four children, two grandchildren and lives in the Catskill Mountains.