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. As CEO, she oversees the 90 Edible titles published across North America today. Tracey 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. She divides her time between Santa Fe and Dixon, New Mexico, where she tends a large garden, an old orchard, and two golden retrievers.