Our Contributors Spring 2015




Maria Buteux Reade transitioned from 27 years as a boarding school teacher and dean to become a working partner at Someday Farm in East Dorset. When not on her tractor turning compost, she writes in an old sugarhouse, happy to share that space with a few cows, some wandering geese and bales of sweet hay. Maria has a home along the Battenkill River in Arlington.



Chris Davis is a freelance food and travel writer who spent 29 years as an editor and executive in the publishing industry and seven years in the restaurant business, traveling the world in search of a food he doesn’t like (still looking). Chris lives just north of Boston, where he can generally be found eating, growing, planning, preparing or dreaming about his next meal.





Michele Jacobson is a certified clinical nutritionist and the author of Just Because You’re an American Doesn’t Mean You Have to Eat Like One!, a book about how to shop for healthy food in the American marketplace and health benefits derived from different cultural diets of the world. She is working on a new book about genetically modified foods (GMOs). She divides her time between Jamaica, Vermont and New Jersey. Please visit NutritionPrescription.biz.




 Caleb Kenna is a photographer based in Brandon.  He grew up in Vermont and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Frommer’s, Rutland Magazine, Vermont Life, Vermont Land Trust, and many other publications. More of his work can be seen at www.calebkenna.com



Nicole L’Huillier Fenton, co-founder of Skillet Design & Marketing, has extensive experience in food marketing and journalism. In addition to working with a variety of local and national food producers, Fenton was the marketing manager at City Market, Onion River Co-op in Burlington. Fenton recently helped to start one of Vermont’s most successful farmers’ markets, the 5 Corners Farmers’ Market in Essex Junction, where she lives with her husband and son.




TraceyTracey Medeiros is a food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She is the author of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook (The Countryman Press) The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook (The Countryman Press) and Dishing Up Vermont (Storey Publishing ) honored as 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist and 2009 Best Books Award Finalist (USA Book News). She travels regionally as a guest cooking instructor sharing her commitment to the sustainable food movement while providing skillful cooking demonstrations.




Julianne Puckett is the creator of yankeekitchenninja.com, a blog about eating better using healthy, easy recipes, DIY pantry staples and home-preserved food. A designer, writer and former IT professional, she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.



Troy Shaheen is a freelance writer who has made his way from the Hudson Valley to Brattleboro to Boston. A former marketing and program director for Putney Student Travel, his work has appeared in VT Digger, Seven Days, and Southern Vermont Arts & Living.




Kristina Sepetys lives in Berkeley, California in a small cottage with a big garden that her urban farmer friends use to grow produce for their CSAs. She loves reading and writing about cookbooks and testing recipes for accuracy (and taste!). She is a frequent contributor to Edible publications throughout the country.




Laura Sorkin is an organic farmer, classically trained cook and food writer. She lives in northwest Vermont with her husband and two children. She can be reached at laurasorkin@myfairpoint.net.




Frederica Templeton is a writer, editor and communications consultant who has tested the world’s cuisines and never found them wanting. She is editorial director of Mansfield/Templeton & Associates in Manchester, Vermont, and can be reached at mansfieldtempleton@gmail.com.



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