Massachusetts Food Policy Council (FPC)

The Council works to increase farming and sales of Massachusetts grown foods and to support programs to bring healthy foods to everyone in the state. Protecting land and water is important as well as training for farmers and workers in the food system.

The Council works to increase farming and sales of Massachusetts grown foods. It also works to develop and support programs to bring healthy foods to everyone in the state. Protecting land and water is important. Training for farmers and workers in the food system is also important. Meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • March 29, 2019, MA Food Policy Council Meeting, 9:30am-12:30 Richard Cronin Building of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Room 108, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581

Board Members

State Agency Members:

John Lebeaux, Commissioner, MDAR
Jay Ash, Secretary, Designee: Helena Fruscio, MEOHED
Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner,  Designee: Lea Susan Ojamaa, MPH
Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, MDEP, Designee: Danah Tench
Jeff Riley, Commissioner, Designee:  Robert Leshin, MESE
Jeff McCue, Commissioner, Designee: (to be named), MDTA

Legislative members:

Senator Anne Gobi
Representative Hannah Kane
Senator Ryan Fattman
Representative Steve Kulik

Industry Members (appointed by the Governor):

Anna Goldenheim, MD, MPH, Community based nutrition and public health
Jeff Cole, Executive Director, MA farmers markets, direct to consumer marketing
Eric Stocker, Food processor and distributor
Samuel S. Wong, PhD, REHS/RS, Local health department representative
John Lee, Allandale Farm, Farmer
Amanda Kinchla, M.S., Food Safety Extension Specialist, UMASS Amherst
John Waite, Food processor and handler

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