Concord Carlisle Farm to School is a collaborative project to support and strengthen our school food program and make connections between the cafeteria, classroom, and community. 

The second Concord-Carlisle Farm to School open discussion will be held this Friday, November 30th, 9-11am at Ripley. The discussion is hosted by members of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Schools Administration and School Food Services and the Concord Carlisle Food Collaborative. This is the Agenda for the meeting. Please RSVP to Attendees to date below.

November 30th Attendees
as of 11/25



The Concord Carlisle Food Collaborative grew out of the 2012 report on Concord’s food system, Building Local Food Connections: A Community Food Assessment, Concord, Massachusetts. The report documented Concord’s many food-related assets and identified key steps that Concord can take to build a vibrant, localized food system that promotes human, environmental, and economic health. One of the “Six Critical Recommendations for Concord’s Local Food System” was to "Implement farm-to-institution programs”. Concord Carlisle Farm to School grew from this recommendation.

Maria Barker, CPS & CCHS School Food Service Director


Court Booth, Concord School Committee; Former Founding Director of Concord Carlisle Adult Education


Alisha Boyajian, Alcott School Gardens; Garden Club of Concord


Enid Boasberg, Co-Founder, Concord Free Public Library‘s Concord Seed Lending Library; Retried Library Assistant, Town of Concord Library


Marjie Findlay, Co-owner, Clark Farm

Dr. Laurie Hunter, Concord and Concord-Carlisle School Superintendent


Leslie Knight, CCHS Assistant Principal


Amy Noordzij, Professional Chef; Gaining Ground Board Member; Garden Club of Concord Member


Brooke Redmond, Volunteer Coordinator, Concord Carlisle Food Collaborative; Consultant, Radish Road


Polly Reeve, Director of Development, Massachusetts Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary; Vice-Chairman, Concord Land Conservation Trust


Jared Stanton, Concord and Carlisle Director of Finance and Operations

The first meeting was in April 2018.

In attendance:  

Maria Barker, CPS Food Service Director

Brian Cramer, Hutchins Farm

Dr. Laurie Hunter, CPS & CCHS Superintendent

Leslie Knight, CCHS Assistant Principal

Amy Noordzij, Gaining Ground

Brooke Redmond, Radish Road

Polly Reeve, Drumlin Farm

Emma Scudder, Drumlin Farm

Please e-mail if you would like to join the discussion or volunteer in the effort.

©2017 by Concord Carlisle Food Collaborative

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