Upper Valley Everyone Eats Project Coordinator

Lauren has worked off and on at Vital Communities since 2017. She currently coordinates Upper Valley Everyone Eats and Claremont Everyone Eats, pandemic relief programs that pay local restaurants $10/meal to prepare free meals for folks in need. She has worked in food systems for the past ten years, whether on farms or advocating for…

Becka Warren, Food & Farm Coordinator

Food & Farm Coordinator

Part of the Food & Farm team since 2012, Becka works with current and future farmers, businesses, schools, and partners to support farm viability and keep our landscapes working. She coordinated the writing of the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030. Her past work has always involved food system security and writing, through…

Beth Roy, Food and Farm Manager

Food & Farm Manager

Beth joined Vital Communities in 2014 as the Farm to School Coordinator. Beth continues to be the Farm to School Coordinator along with managing the Food & Farm Program as well as the Valley Quest Program. Her prior work in the environmental and Place-Based education field includes work at VINS and the Squam Lakes Natural…

Nancy LaRowe, Food & Farm and Local First Coordinator

Vital Economy and Food & Farm Manager

Nancy joined Vital Communities in 2014. She works with farms, businesses, and communities to build a thriving regional economy that is regenerative, self-reliant, and that serves all. She has lived, worked, and farmed in the Upper Valley for  more than 30 years, most recently running Hogwash Farm, a pasture-based livestock farm. A perfect day includes…