Emily is a life long New Englander who grew up visiting her local farmers’ market weekly and tending her own backyard flock of chickens. Her interest in agriculture and farm-to-table eating was evident even then, and her great enthusiasm for all things local has continued to grow ever since. Now she visits her local farmers’ market each week with her own family. She lives in Carmel where she and her family (and their backyard flock!) enjoy working on their homestead, towards their goal of food self-sufficiency. As Program Associate, Emily works on a variety of Federation projects, including coordinating the Maine Harvest Bucks program, consumer education, Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week, and social media.