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The Clean Food Club is an online publication about food and sustainability innovation in New England. We publish two kinds of stories: one is upstream in the food system and focuses on people making a positive impact on the way we eat, and the other is downstream in the food system and focuses on eating healthy and sustainably at home. We share recipes using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and stories of farmers, entrepreneurs and community leaders who are making a difference in our food system.

Our content is written from a place of discovery, and explores people’s relationship to food and community through photos, videos, and articles. With each post, The Clean Food Club explores the possibilities of eating as local, as healthy and as sustainable as possible, featuring content from contributors all around New England.


Creator Alice Kathryn RichardsonAlice Kathryn Richardson is a new media photojournalist based in Boston, MA. She created The Clean Food Club in 2016, and previously spent two years working on Deserts in the District, a series of short-form documentaries exploring food access and hunger in Washington, DC. She is committed to supporting local and sustainable food businesses by telling their stories with photo and video. Follow her on Twitter @AKR_Pictures.


Jessica Ann Mandelbaum has been eating her way around New England for the past four years. With a BA in Anthropology, and her current work towards a MA in Gastronomy,  she offers a distinct and eclectic perspective. When not writing about the multi-sensory perception of flavor or force-feeding loved ones her kitchen creations, she can be found practicing yoga, gardening, reading, hiking, or spending quality time with her dog-daughter.


Evie Sidiropoulos owns Red Cherry, a cafe and sandwich shop in Walpole, MA, and is a self-diagnosed “foodie”; there is no known cure as of yet. Follow her on Instagram at @therealeviesids.



Suman Shah is a local chef and vegetarian recipe developer. Her Market Day and Vegetarian Voyager recipes, on her blog Fork on a Road, show us her instinctive style of cooking from different corners of the world. She makes familiar foods in unexpected ways: healthy, versatile and easily adaptable for a busy life. Follow her on Instagram @forkonaroad


Jane Polley, MS RD LDN, is a registered dietician and the Nutrition Director at the Longfellow Health Clubs in Natick and Wayland MA. Everyone can reach their personal best by developing healthy, sensible and lasting habits! 



Mira Louise D’Souza is the owner of Queen Pickle, a handmade, Indian-style pickle company in Somerville, MA. Follow her on Instagram @mira.dsouza and Twitter @mirald, and learn more about Queen Pickle at



Guest Blogger Colleen Bradley MacArthur

Colleen Bradley-MacArthur is a food, video and art geek from Waltham, MA. Busy wife / mom / worker bee. Follow her on Instagram @bradmac23 and Twitter @VidProducerGAL.





Sustainable Business Network of MassachusettsThe Clean Food Club is a proud member of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts!