Based in the coastal town of Madison, Connecticut, Jocelyn Ruggiero recently won the 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Food & Restaurant Journalism Award for her Boston Globe series "States of Farming, which looked at BIPOC farmers in New England. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Saveur, Food & Wine, Parade, and Yankee Magazine.
In addition to her work as a writer, Jocelyn teaches writing to young adults with developmental and neurological disabilities. She is a proud graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.
Awards and Recognition
- 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Food & Restaurant Journalism Award for Boston Globe States of Farming series
- 2021 "Best Agricultural Feature Story” from The Connecticut Agricultural Information Council for Boston Globe, "Alongside a career in IT, Robert Chang forges a new life as a farmer, while advocating for farmers of color in Southern New England (part of Boston Globe "States of Farming" series)
- 2021 Pathfinder Outstanding Communicator Award from Connecticut's Working Lands Alliance, a project of the American Farmland Trust, for “excellence, dedication, and commitment to advancing local agriculture"
Read "States of Farming"
- Forty years after coming to the United States as a refugee from Cambodia, her produce business thrives
The African Alliance of Rhode Island brings pop-up markets to underserved communities
‘In caretaking each other, we know that we can provide and have what we need, and that’s how we live abundantly’
Alongside a career in IT, Robert Chang forges a new life as a farmer, while advocating for farmers of color in Southern New England
How a farmer’s sales strategy turned her parents’ garden into a family business
An urban farm embarks on its first season, determined to serve its community