Colleen Hanlon Smith
Colleen Hanlon-Smith has worked to build Maine’s local food system for the past 15 years, helping farmers grow their operations and consumers gain greater access to healthy, local foods. In recent years, she has agreed to be the successor to one of her clients farming operations, the Locust Grove peach orchard in Albion, Maine. Colleen is a managing partner at the orchard and is learning the operations from the orchard’s founder and owner. In addition to her work in peach production, Colleen is a farmer owner of Daybreak Growers Alliance, a Maine based local foods distribution business that aggregates, markets and distributes farm goods from 40+ Maine family farm and food businesses.