About Me

Welcome! My name is Katie Medders and I’m the native Texan turned New Yorker behind Local Leaf!

I’m a foodie passionate about people’s stories, community development, and holistic nutrition.

Since I can remember, I have loved food for its ability to bring people together. Throughout my childhood, my fondest memories happened around a table. Story time with my grandpa over coffee and donuts, lessons from my dad about leadership over a Chick-fil-A sandwich, and weekly dinners with friends.

Now as a New Yorker, I have found an entirely new kind of connection within local food from NYC’s five boroughs. Will you join me as I explore NYC’s local cuisine, celebrate incredible farmers and bakers, and work to cultivate community in the greatest city on earth?