Split my time between the mid-coast and western mountains, but I travel and eat statewide for my Moon guidebook series and magazine and newspaper assignments
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
I grew up in Greater Portland. My interest in food didn't begin until I worked as an editor for Gourmet News, a Maine-based trade publication for the specialty foods industry. That was in the early 90s, just as the gourmet foods stores increasingly carried natural and organic lines and health food stores segued to upscale items.
As a writer specializing in Maine and travel, food is part of my beat. I'm author of three Maine guidebooks, Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National Park. In each, I go well beyond the usual restaurant listings to include farm stores, farm markets, and farms that I think will intrigue my readers.
I also write about food-related travel for various magazines and newspapers. And I often post Maine food-related items, from special restaurant dinners to culinary events, on my MaineTravelMaven website.