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.
Karen Schwalbe, Executive DirectorTodd Sandstrum - Interim Director,
The BoardDerek Christianson - Co-chair,
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