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:

  • August 2, 2019, MA Food Policy Council Meeting, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, LSL South Rooms S330-S340, Institute for Applied Life Sciences, 240 Thatcher Road, Life Science Laboratories, Amherst, MA 01003, parking available at Campus Center Garage, followed by tour and discussion at the UMASS Crop and Animal Research and Education Farm, 89 River Road, S. Deerfield.
  • September 20, 2019, MA Food Policy Council Meeting, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, MA Technology Collaborative, Weiss Conference Center, 75 North Drive, Westborough

Board Members

State Agency Members:

John Lebeaux, Commissioner, MDAR
Mike Kennealy, 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, MDTA

Legislative members:

Senator Joanne Comerford
Representative Hannah Kane
Senator Ryan Fattman
Representative Dan Donahue

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, Ph.D., 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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