Jeff Cole, Executive Director
Jeff Cole has served as Executive Director of Mass Farmers Markets since 2000. Jeff earned a B.A. in Economics from Bates College and farms family land in Sutton, MA. He is the 9th generation on the farm. Jeff serves on numerous boards and committees including The Massachusetts Food Policy Council, Worcester County Farm Bureau, and the Massachusetts Agricultural Promotion Board. Jeff believes that one of the preeminent “missions” of the farmers market industry is to provide economic opportunity to family farms, as well as local communities, in order to encourage their long-term survival.
Philip Walsh, Finance Manager
Philip comes to Mass Farmers Markets from the Boston accounting firm of Donahue & Associates. As Finance Manager his major initiatives have centered on streamlining accounting systems in order to provide faster service to farmers and farmers markets, including electronic payments via Direct Deposit. MFM’s mission to help preserve New England farmland resonates with Philip’s commitment to the land and its welfare. In off hours he is a dedicated hiker, backpacker and cross-country skier. His writing on architecture, landscape, and the environment has appeared in Artforum and Landscape Architecture, among other publications. In 2016 he was awarded the Bradford Williams Medal for excellence in landscape journalism.
Rebecca Miller, HIP Coordinator
Becca Miller is the Healthy Incentives Program Coordinator for Mass Farmers Markets. Becca graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. She studied abroad in Italy in the spring of 2014, where she gained insight into local food systems. After graduating, Becca worked for Atlas Farm at the Copley Square Farmers Market and as a buyer for a specialty foods distributor. Becca has worked with many other food and agriculture organizations in Massachusetts, including New Lands Farm, Central Mass Grown, and the Worcester Kindergarten Initiative. In her work with all of these organizations, she hopes to increase the resilience of local food systems and community involvement in agriculture. Becca resides in Somerville, MA.
Caroline Rosa, Project Assistant
Caroline comes to Mass Farmers Markets from Grow Food Northampton, where she served as the AmeriCorps Youth Education Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Psychology and has experience farming and working as a farm educator. She loves teaching, working with kids, and sharing her love for local agriculture with others. When she is not working, Caroline loves to spend time with friends, be outdoors, play music, and read.
Shane Clyburn, Copley Square Market Manager
The creation and enjoyment of food have been important to Shane since he used to helped out on his grandfather’s farm, where he used to concoct extravagant salads with all sorts of vegetables he picked from the garden. He helped found the ASUW Student Food Cooperative at the University of Washington in Seattle, a campus group dedicated to improving sustainable food options for the campus community. In 2017, Shane received his MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and continues to compose personal essays and poetry about his explorations and experiences in the world of local food. He became involved in Slow Food Boston during his time at Emerson, and was elected chair of the chapter shortly after graduation. In addition to his role as Copley Square Market Manager, Shane is busy launching a new business dedicated to sharing the bounty of delicious, seasonal, local food with his neighbors in Somerville.
Our Board of Directors:
F. Marie Morisset (President), Santander Bank
Ed Eglitis (Vice President), Fresh Food
Sami Harb (Treasurer)
Allyson Reed (Clerk)
Nina Fleishman, Senior Manager Business Development and Partnerships, Time Inc.
Barb Hamilton, Hamilton Orchards, New Salem, MA
David Webber, Mass Department of Agricultural Resources
Venette Jean Pierre
Edith Murnane, Consultant & Food Systems Advocate
Judy Dore, Newton MA Market Manager
Rose Hall, Lexington MA Market Manager
Malia Maier, Boston Public Market
Emma Mayville, (Net Impact Board Fellow, Market Operations)
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Mailing Address: 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02452