Concord Food Network

The Concord Food Network is a a free online resource for people interested in learning about and building local food connections in Concord, MA. 


Concord Food Policy Council

View the 8 Minute Webinar
about the Concord Food System Assessment
and the Emerging Concord Food Policy Council

In October 2012 the Concord Food Policy Council was
established by members of the Concord Food Report Project Steering Committee. 

During the next year, the Food Policy Council will further establish the council filling remaining seats with other local and regional stakeholders and hosting opportunities for people to learn more about the findings from Building Local Food Connections: A Community Food System Assessment, Concord, Massachusetts

The Concord Food Policy Council, 2013-2014

** Stay tuned for an updated list of Food Policy Council members including representation from school food service, the hospital, local stores, restaurants and food security organizations.  For questions email

Debbie Barr
Past President and Board member of the League of Women Voters of Concord‐Carlisle, Steering Group Member of the Concord Climate Action Network, and Food for Thought/Garden for Life facilitator

Cameren Cousins
Sustainability Coordinator, the Fenn School

Ben Elliot & Julia Elliot, RD, LDN
Chef & Farmer, Salt Box Farm
Clinical Dietitian in the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Metabolic Syndrome Clinics and Emerson Hospital
* This husband and wife team will share a seat and share Council responsibilities.

Jennifer Hashley
Director of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Co-Owner of Pete & Jen’s Backyard Birds, past Chair of the Concord Agriculture Committee, and steering committee member of the Lowell Food Security Coalition.

Brooke Redmond

Director of Development and Communications for the Farm-Based Education Network, a Project of Shelburne Farms, Advisory Board member of The Trustees of Reservations

Linda Booth Sweeney, Ed.D
Educator, researcher and writer Linda's Website
Board Member of Gaining Ground

Emily Wheeler
Concord Climate Action Network (CAN)


Advisory Council

Delia Kaye
Natural Resources Director for the Town of Concord, Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

Nancy Nelson
Superintendent, Minute Man National Historical Park

Marcia Rasmussen
Director, Town of Concord Department of Planning and Land Management

Polly Reeve
Director of Development, The Food Project, and Trustee, Concord Land Conservation Trust

Debra Stark
Owner, Debra's Natural Gourmet

Gabrielle White
Town of Concord Public Health Inspector

Community Advisors *Open for more volunteers

Elizabeth Akehurst-Moore
Owner, Trails End Cafe and Concord Corner Store

Bob Andrews
Concord Clergy-Laity Group, ConcordCAN Steering Committee Member

Debbie Bier
East Quarter Farms Community Garden / Thoreau Farm

Enid Boasberg
ConcordCAN Steering Committee Member, Librarian, Fowler Library

David Bearg
Sage Farm

Hilary Boynton
Kids Eat Smart Co-Chair, Concord Public School Lunch Lead Team Member, Candidate for Holistic Health Counselor Certification

Leah Butler
Blossom Partners

Wayne Castonguay
Director of The Ipswich River Watershed Association

Brian Donahue
Professor of American Environmental Studies, Brandeis University
Author of Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farming and Forestry in a New England Town and The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord, Chairman of the Board of Battle Road Farms

Hasso Ewing
Designer, Farmer and Chair of ConcordCAN

Michael Goodwin
Director, Rivers and Revolutions, Concord-Carlisle High School US History Teacher

Karen Graziani
Kids Eat Smart Co-Chair, Concord Public School Lunch Team Member

Nancy Hamilton
Co-Founder, Smiling Sauce Company

Joe Karr

Lower School and Grade 4 Science, Nashoba Brooks School

Lucy Rossborough
Gaining Ground Board of Directors

Dan Schmid
Farmer, The Farm at Walden Woods

Sarah White
Environmental Sciences Department, Minuteman Career and Technical High School


Please contact Brooke Redmond if you would like to volunteer with this project.  Brooke [at] radishroad [dot] org

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