Food Hub Manager
Josh Conley grew up surrounded by agriculture in Northeast Arkansas and developed an early love for local food in his father’s garden and his mother’s kitchen. He moved to Memphis in 2013 to pursue a masters degree in City and Regional planning from the University of Memphis. As an Housing and Community Development Fellow he worked with the Memphis Landmarks Commission and the Chief Administrators Office to create and protect places that matter to everyday life. In the South Main neighborhood of Downtown Memphis, he worked to open the 387 Pantry, a boutique grocery store which sourced products from upwards 50 farmers, makers, and artisans from Memphis and the Southeastern US. He has had original recipes featured in Imbibe magazine, Liquor.com, and various brand publications. A proud resident of Downtown, Conley is the founder of Sandlot Memphis, a neighborhood based pickup baseball league.