Katie Stokes

It wasn’t inevitable, but it sure is a good fit.

Katie Stokes brings a love of family, nature, gardening, cooking, animals, reading and travel to her leadership of Edible San Diego. 

While networking during a move to San Diego, Katie kept bumping into the former owner of Edible San Diego. As they got to know each other, Katie realized that this magazine for sale presented her favorite kind of professional challenge: a small team unified around a compelling mission.

A long-time loyal reader of Edible San Diego, Katie applied her systems perspective to an increasingly inclusive editorial voice plus diversifying the company’s platforms. 2020 has affirmed that local food has never been more important to ourselves, our communities and the planet.

The strength of this very small company is seeing itself as part of something much larger. Edible Communities unites publishers, readers and companies across the US and Canada. And here in San Diego County a growing number of people are seeing, learning about, and taking action on the connections that gathering, sharing and eating local food shows us.

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He (sic) experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” -Albert Einstein 1950