SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in southeastern Massachusetts through research and education.
SEMAP believes that local agriculture is essential to the health and vitality of our community and our economy. Sustaining farmers and farm businesses, and expanding access to local food are at the core of our mission. We provide technical assistance to farmers, educate the community on the importance of local agriculture, work to increase the functionality of our region’s food system, and connect all people to local food.
StaffKaren Schwalbe - Executive Director
She represents Falmouth’s agricultural interests as founder of Falmouth Farmers’ Market in 2006, a member of the Falmouth Agricultural Commission and on the board of the Barnstable County Agricultural Society.
Her family raises Nigerian Dwarf goats and operates a small homestead in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Kendra Murray - Program Coordinator
The BoardTodd Sandstrum - President,
Fred Ames, The Carrot Project, Easton, MAWendy Braga,
Denise Sheppard, DM Sheppard Consulting, BridgewaterAndy Tomolonis,
Jennifer Marshall Grantham, Simmons Cafe and Market
Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East
John Bullard, NOAA
Craig Dutra, The Community Foundation of Southeastern MA
Massachusetts’ “Buy Local” Organizations:
Buy Fresh Buy Local Cape Cod
Central Mass Grown
Island Grown Initiative
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
2015 Agriculture & Food Conference of Southeastern MA Sponsors:
The 11th Hour Fund