Based in the coastal town of Madison, Connecticut,  Jocelyn Ruggiero writes stories about people, most recently focusing on farmers and growers for The Boston Globe Food & Dining section. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Saveur, Food & Wine, Yankee Magazine and Parade. Her 2021 six-part series, “States of Farming" looked at BIPOC farmers in New England. In November 2021, she received the Pathfinder Award from Connecticut's Working Lands Alliance, a project of the American Farmland Trust, for “excellence, dedication and commitment to advancing local agriculture. On Connecticut’s Ag Day 2022, she accepted an award from Brian Hurlburt, the Commissioner of Agriculture for "Best Agricultural Feature Story” for her Boston Globe story "Alongside a career in IT, Robert Chang forges a new life as a farmer, while advocating for farmers of color in Southern New England.”  The award was from The Connecticut Agricultural Information Council.