BOARD of DIRECTORS

 

Lisa Moore, Beal Street Wordsmithery

President

Lisa is Norway’s Poet Laureate. She writes materials for the educational industry and facilitates the Mountain Poets Society that has performed at the Norway Arts Festival for many years. Her book There is a Crooked River offers poems about the Maine woods for young readers. Other recent works include The Haiku Project, a collaborative celebration of 100 original Haiku, a biography of Elie Wiesel for high school students, and an annual  collection of poems, such as Smoke that was letter-pressed in West Paris. Lisa has been a member of Fare Share since the 1980's and has been serving the Co-op in many different ways, including having a knowledge of Policy Governance and the ability to train others in using it well. Lisa is our guide as we move forward to be the best board that we can we as we work towards accomplishing out Ends.

 

Andrea Asken-Dunn, French & ESL - Oxford Hills School District

Secretary

Andrea came to Maine with the idea of homesteading, but soon realized she was much too lazy! Nonetheless, she and her (future) husband started building their own house in 1983, and it just kept growing. They hope to complete it before they retire. They lived off-grid for 30 years and homeschooled two children. Gradually they expanded their garden, added some apple trees, nut trees and chickens, and now homesteading doesn’t look quite so far away. They are excited to have recently discovered Permaculture, which magically brings together the loose threads of many of their values and interests. After homeschooling, Andrea taught French, and now teaches ESL at Oxford Hills School District. She loves art and languages, and plays Renaissance music in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Andrea was on the board back when Fare Share made the move to Maine Street. A lot has changed since then!

 

Peter Kreiner, Brandeis University, Social Policy and Management

Treasurer

After decades of living in cities (Los Angeles, Boston) Peter and his wife Carol have, for the past four years, been building a cabin in Greenwood, Maine on 11 acres of mostly wooded foothills. Although he’s always been a backyard gardener, using French intensive and organic methods, he’s now able to grow vegetables on a much larger scale. Peter is edging into retirement from the world of academic research on prescription opioid and related issues, which allows him to bring grant writing and data skills to working on the Board. Although he still lives in Boston, Peter is looking forward to spending more and more time in Greenwood, relearning from his ‘60’s hippie days how to make delicious bread from freshly-ground whole-grain flours in a wood-fired brick oven he plans to construct, working in the vegetable garden, co-existing with the flies and ticks, and relaxing on his deck watching the wild turkeys shepherd their young through the blackberries and goldenrod down the hill.

 

Becky Cheston, Writer & Artist

Board Member

Becky moved to Norway two years ago from Brookline, Massachusetts, but her connections to the area go back many years. Seeking community after her children moved away, she made a beeline for Norway. A writer, she creates educational materials for K-12 students and teachers, is a member of the Mountain Poets Society, and is working on a science fiction novel. Becky is also a seed bead artist who designs hand-loomed jewelry and other works under the label BeadLoomery. A long-time political activist, she was a member of the Boston Food Co-op during the early 1970s, and hopes her efforts can help Fare Share engage the community in fighting hunger and poverty. Her children live too far away—her daughter, a songwriter, in Los Angeles, and her son, in his final year of law school, in Chicago. Now that she no longer lives in a city, Becky is looking forward to learning how to garden so she can raise other things.

 

Rachel McGarry

Board Member

Rachel, whose interest in food and its impact on health, harbors a firmly rooted passion for good nutrition, which she expresses in daily life as much through her career as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator as she does in her home, brewing her own kombucha, making yogurt, and digging in the garden. With a focus on real foods and a belief that food is an integral part of disease management and prevention, Rachel is eager to play a role through Fare Share Co-op and assist the Oxford Hills to become a healthier and happier community.

 

Rick Jackson

Board Member, Vice President

Rick has been a member of the board for two years. After graduating from the University of Maine with a degree in horticulture, Rick has gone on to use his education in agricultural diversity throughout the United States. Most recently he has operated a medical marijuana business and spends his time at the Stony Brook Apothecary and the Maine Brokerage and Exchange, a cooperative enterprise serving Maine-based marijuana businesses. Along with this business he runs a greenhouse and small garden center producing vegetables, culinary, and medicinal herbs with his daughter Abby. Rick resides in South Paris at the base of Streaked Mountain. He has three daughters and Sunshine, the cat who was a dog. His interests include stained glass, collecting early American pattern glass, cooking, and driving to Vermont.

 

Corey Dilts, Head Chef - Norway Brewing Company

Board Member

Corey Dilts is the chef at Norway Brewing Company. After studying farm to table practices in Italy, he and his partner Katie Bessey moved to Sumner, Maine to start their own polycultural orchard. Corey works with farmers and producers around the area to insure that customers can enjoy the most delicious food with the freshest ingredients thanks to local farmers that grow and produce their vegetables, meats and dairy products with the highest ethics, humanity and environmental concerns.

 

Roy Landesberg - Protec Friction Group

Board Member

Roy has been a small business owner for over 40 years. His company, Protec Friction Supply, imports and markets high temperature materials and parts engineered for the industrial and racing markets. They are currently involved in developing sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives to some of the traditional products. In 2016 Roy and his wife, Lydia moved to Maine from the New York area. Lydia is an eBay seller and a board member of the Lakes Environmental Association. They have four grown children with their oldest being the founder of Grove Collaborative, an e-commerce business offering subscriptions for sustainable home products. Another child is a data scientist; one is a LEED Certified Professional, and our youngest is an artist. Healthful plant-based eating, environmental awareness, and community involvement have always been important values in their home.

 

 

 

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Fare Share Co-op

443 Main Street

Norway, Maine
04268

(207) 743-9044

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HOURS

Mon–Wed 9–6

Thur–Fri 9–7

Sat 9–6

Closed Sundays

 

HOLIDAYS

Thanksgiving: Closed

Christmas Eve: 9–4

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve: 9–6

New Year’s: Closed

Easter: Closed

Memorial Day: Closed

July 4th: Closed

Labor Day: Closed

 

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