Sarah Henry is a writer, reporter, and storyteller.
She has covered the sustainable food movement and food as a vehicle for social change for years. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Cherry Bombe, Lucky Peach (RIP), The Atlantic, San Francisco, Best Food Writing, and more.
A volunteer job in the kitchen at the Edible Schoolyard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley provided the spark for her shift in reporting focus; for the last 10 years she has covered food and farming matters, often through a cultural, social, and economic lens.
Sarah has also covered medical, environmental, and consumer stories. She got her start in journalism at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she covered the social justice beat as a staff reporter. She went on to a stint as a staff writer with the national health magazine Hippocrates before she began working as a freelance and contract writer for print and online publications.
She is at home writing feature articles, narrative stories, and personal essays.
Sarah also creates content for a select group of culinary, non-profit, and corporate clients.
Born in England and raised in Australia, Sarah has called the San Francisco Bay Area home for years. It’s where she first learned the delights of Little Gem lettuce, Meyer lemons, stinging nettle pesto, and dry-farmed tomatoes.
She is fond of uphill hikes, swimming in salt water, and the collective joy found in the dance program Rhythm & Motion.
- Mesa Refuge Writer Residency/Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellow, 2015
- Best Food Writing 2015
- Best Food Writing 2014
- Karola Saekel Craib Excellence in Food Journalism Fellowship, San Francisco Chapter Les Dames d’Escoffier, 2011
- James Patrick McDermott Scholarship for Social Change through Food Writing, Symposium for Professional Food Writers, 2010