August 31, 2015

Lynn Stromberg

Co-founder, Lettuce Be Local, Sterling

Birthplace: Whitinsville
Residence: Holden
High school: Woodstock Academy
College and degree earned: Bachelor's degree, Eastern Connecticut State University

Career highlights: Spent over a decade in event planning, menu design and catering coordination as director of sales and catering for upscale venues in New England. Launched Lettuce Be Local's Farmer Dinner Series. Personally educates, aggregates and transports local food for 75 farms in Central Massachusetts. Recipient of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 President's Award, the 2015 Champion of Education Award and the Women in Action Inc. Award, presented by Worcester Mayor Joe Petty and state Sen. Michael Moore.

Community involvement: Chairperson of HYPE9, which empowers young professionals; liaison to St. Mary's School for the School to Business Partnership program, and volunteer for the Community Harvest Project.
Ultimate career goal: Educate and influence healthy decisions through farm and land connections for sincere economic and community growth.

Non-relative you admire most: Catherine Beyer

Favorite book: "The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food,"
by Dan Barber

Hidden talents: Ability to lift thousands of pounds of local produce with a smile. Previous on-air radio personality, and past dance instructor for ballroom and hip-hop.

"By the time I turn 50, I'd like to have accomplished … positively affecting one person every day; attitude is contagious."


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