HANDS is very pleased to announce that Mara Welton has joined the Board. Mara has a background in growing and producing food as well as an interest in global food access. “Her enthusiasm is matched only by Mara’s knowledge of food access issues,” said Executive Director Megan J. Humphrey. Mara is the current owner of the food cart, Chile Colorado, which allows her and her husband, Spencer, to offer food from their home state of Colorado. She is the former owner of Half Pint Farm which Mara and her husband operated for 16 years in Burlington's Intervale. Mara has also been a leader with the global food organization, Slow Food, since 2007. Slow Food Vermont has partnered with HANDS for several years.
Mara has a deep love of food, cooking, and sharing meals with friends. When she is not cooking, Mara's traveling, gardening, and snuggling her two senior dachshunds.