Seacoast Eat Local is pleased to announce Shawn Menard as the new Program Director. Shawn joins us from the Gardiner Food Co-op in Gardiner, Maine, where he was the General Manager. Shawn received a B.A. from the University of Maine in Farmington and an M.S. is Management with a concentration in sustainability from New England College.
As Program Director for Seacoast Eat Local, Shawn will oversee the operational success of Seacoast Eat Local’s core programs – hosting Winter Farmers’ Markets, operating the Seacoast Area Mobile Market (SAMM), supporting SNAP benefits at farmers’ markets year round, and the annual Seacoast Harvest publication.
The Seacoast Eat Local Board of Directors is confident Shawn’s background in sustainability, local food systems, management, and marketing will strengthen our commitment to connecting people with sources of locally grown food and improving the profitability and sustainability of local farmers. Shawn will be starting this role for us on May 28th. He is looking forward to working with the board and staff towards meeting existing organizational goals and also developing plans for the future. Please join us in welcoming Shawn to the Seacoast Eat Local community. He and his wife Caroline are looking forward to settling down in the area.