Francine Stephens has spent her entire professional career educating consumers, chefs, businesses, and community leaders about the means and benefits of an economy and environment improved by purchasing locally grown foods and products. She and her husband, Andrew Feinberg, own Franny’s and Bklyn Larder in Prospect Heights where their commitment to sustainability permeates their business. “My businesses completely rely on our local farmers and the wellbeing of their farms. In addition to being a business owner, I am a mother of two, and am deeply concerned about the safety of our food and the health of all of our children who eat it. I urge our elected officials to ban fracking in New York State.”