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Meet Our Team

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Kim and Stephanie are both Registered Dietitians, and have a combined 16 years working in food access in a number of settings. Most recently, through Mass in Motion New Bedford, Stephanie and Kim played key roles in assuming management of the New Bedford Farmers Market, making it SNAP-accessible, increasing the number and diversity of vendors, and re-branding the market to ultimately double sales within the first year. They have continued to increase food access within New Bedford by creating a subsidized Farm Share Program and setting up the city's first Mobile Farm Stand. Kim has also been a board member for SEMAP since 2014, and Stephanie has been the Coordinator of the Southeastern Mass Food Security Network since 2014.

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Jillian Cotter was raised in Westport, MA and is in love with the South Coast and all it has to offer.  She is a Certified Integrative Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor. Jillian holds a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College in Developmental Psychology and is passionate about bettering the lives of others through awareness and education. She has been working in hospitality for over 15 years, starting as a teenager in coffee shops and eventually becoming a restaurant General Manager at the age of 27. While living in Florida, Jillian also worked at Harpke Family Farm, an Urban Farm, voted Best Organic Farm of Miami in 2017. Her knowledge of local availability and her relationships with local vendors will be key in driving the success of the NB Farmers Markets.

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Dan was raised on and now operates a local farm in Dartmouth and has been farming on and off for more than two decades. Whether it’s been hay farming, or more recently raising eggs and vegetables for charitable donation, he has been involved in many aspects of both traditional and atypical farming. 

Beyond an income, knowing farming supported him as a child and now nourishes him as an adult, Dan hopes to help grow local, sustainable farming to also support his community. Supplying more than just healthy foods, local farms support our ecosystem and economy and are vital to the overall health of our region.

 

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Rhonda is the owner of Rhonda M. Fazio: Crafting the Art of Food and Fabrics. You can find Rhonda in the community cooking up tasty, local dishes or dyeing silks using what nature provided. She specializes in the art and color of hand crafted foods prepared with the essence, love and spirit of her Sicilian Grandmother. Rhonda's cooking expertise lies within highlighting the natural flavors of local food and intuitively creating dishes with what's on hand at our markets and farm stands. Try her famous, simple dishes for yourself at one of our many cooking demonstrations and tastings!

Mailing Address
Coastal Foodshed

466 Brock Ave.
New Bedford, MA
02744