Tracey Ryder co-founded Edible Communities, Inc., the nation’s largest publishing company dedicated to the local foods movement, in 2002, with her partner, Carole Topalian. The company currently publishes 95 titles across North America. Ms. Ryder has worked as a journalist, marketer and graphic designer for the culinary, tourism and agriculture industries for nearly 30 years. She is a regular speaker at conferences and events in the culinary and publishing fields. Her first book, “Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods,” was published by John Wiley & Sons in April 2010. Today, Ryder enjoys living between two of her favorite places on earth — Ojai, CA and Santa Fe, NM.