Kennebunk Savings Banks Sponsors Discussion on Local Food System

PORTSMOUTH NH May 10, 2016 Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, is pleased to announce its next Grad School Event will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 7:30-10:00AM at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, NH. This session, sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank, will include presentations and interactive conversations with local experts to allow participants to develop a deeper understanding of how individual food choices support thriving businesses and healthy communities.

Speakers include Evan Mallett, Chef at Black Trumpet Bistro, Jillian Hall, Director of Programs for Seacoast Eat Local, Andre Cantelmo, Farmer at Heron Pond Farm & Three River Farmers Alliance, Terry Johnson, Director of Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) NH, and Erin Allgood, Project Coordinator for the UNH Sustainability Institute.

Kennebunk Savings BankIn 2007, Evan Mallet launched the Black Trumpet Bistro, a Mediterranean-style bistro with locally sourced ingredients. Named as a James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef several times, Mallet is devoted to restoring a native food system to the greater NH Seacoast. He is actively involved and sits on the boards of Chef’s Collaborative, Slow Food Seacoast, and the Heirloom Harvest Project, all committed to joining farmers, chefs and educators in action towards sustainable practices and policies.

Jillian Hall serves as Director of Programs for Seacoast Eat Local whose mission is to connect people with sources of locally grown foods and to advocate eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture, and economy.

Founder and owner of Heron Pond Farm, a 4-season farm with over 250 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, Andre Cantelmo is a graduate of Cook College, where he studied soil science. With generations of farmers in his family before him, he carries on the tradition with Heron Pond supporting the initiative to keep the seacoast region eating local.

Terry Johnson serves as the Director of the Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative for New Hampshire and works for the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord NH. Johnson has devoted more than 20 years of his career developing and directing health promotion programs throughout the U.S. in various hospitals, worksites and communities.

Erin Allgood is well versed in sustainability, earning her bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Wheaton College and Master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. She currently serves as a SNAP Committee member for Seacoast Eat Local and established the Food Education Network in 2012, a non-profit dedicated to helping low-income families use fresh, local foods through education and cooking demonstrations.

In addition to a deep dive into our local food system, the event will feature a complimentary brewery tour and networking opportunities. Registration is required. For more information or to register, head to www.LeadershipSeacoast.org,

About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Leadership Seacoast offers its participants unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please contact us at jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org or check out our website at www.leadershipseacoast.org