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.

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November 30th Attendees
as of 11/25

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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.