Action Teams collaborate to implement projects that support the Viability Initiative.

Below you will find the project(s) each team is currently working on.



  • Creating a coordinated, grassroots, statewide education and marketing campaign focused on increasing local food purchasing
  • Submitting grant proposals to fund involvement in this campaign
  • Recently promoted NH Eat Local Month in August with messaging and an NH Eat Local Hunt Instagram campaign
  • Working with Food Solutions New England on their New Narrative Project

 Chair: Erin Hale, NH Food Alliance (

Market Development

Chair: Jennifer Wilhelm, NH Food Alliance (

Food Access (Consumer)

  • Developing a toolkit and other resources for a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program in NH
  • Recently published an infographic summarizing FVRx and other nutrition incentive programs across the state

Co-chairs: Heidi Barker, UNH Cooperative Extension & Alexis Dwyer, NH Food Bank

Food Access (Institution) 

  • Finishing a toolkit for institutional buyers who are interested in purchasing from local producers 
  • Working with Sodexo to get more local food into colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions

Chair: Stacey Purslow, NH Farm to School

Land Resources

  • Recruiting new members; recently created three sub-committees for funding, policy, and education goals.
  • Participated in the Land for Good Land Access Project closing event

Co-Chairs: Cara Cargill, Land For Good and NH Agricultural Mediation Program,  Amanda Littleton, Cheshire County Conservation District


  • Working to establish a Young Fisher's Foundation for NH, Southern ME, and Northern MA.
  • Provide training and assistance to ensure the success of the next generation of fishers. 

Chair: Andrea Tomlinson, NH Community Seafood


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Action Teams