Debbie Atwood, "In the Dirt," gardens in Brunswick, Maine, and graduated with the Cumberland County Master Gardener Class of 2004.
Derek Bissonnette, EM staff photographer, who photographed "This Brew's For You," is a former chef and now a food photographer and Edible Maine ad rep.
Sophie Chaney, "Nature's Little Helpers," was raised in Maine and is a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in biology. A lover of insects, she is starting her fourth season beekeeping and aiding in research for The Best Bees Company.
Rosie Dequattro, "This Brew's For You," is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Edible Maine and, formerly, to Edible Boston. She loves to tell the stories of the dedicated and passionate men and women of Maine who produce our food, and about what it takes to get it to our plates.
Russell French, EM staff photographer, who photographed "Fade to White," is a well-seasoned commerical photographer based in Portland, Maine, operating at the intersection of art and commerce.
Séan Alonzo Harris, who photographer "Good Food Fight," is a professional editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer concentrating on narrative and environmental portraiture.
Olivia MacDonald, "Breaking the Mold," received a degree in English from the University of Maine and enjoys writing for Edible Maine and Edible New Hampshire.
Dana Moos, "Sips," is the author of The Art of Breakfast: How to Bring B&B Entertaining Home, as well as a former innkeeper and spent many years dazzling her guests with food and drink.
Valery Rizzo, who photographed "A Tuscan Farm with a Maine Flavor," is a portrait, food and lifestyle photographer, interested in urban lifestyle and agriculture. Her work appears in print and web across the globe.
Kate Rogers, "Spring's First Crops," is a successful food blogger. She has had a passion for and been creating things in the kitchen since she was in elementary school. FMI: tastyseasons.com
Kate Shaffer, "Fade to White," is the author of Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier, and owns Black Dinah Chocolatiers, an award-winning confectionary with locations in Westbrook and Blue Hill, Maine.
Lissy Thomas, who photographed "Breaking the Mold," is a portrait and food photographer, combining her love of making pictures with her love of cooking. She lives in Portland with her husband and three daughters. FMI: lissythomasphoto.com
Kathryn Williams, "Good Food Fight," is the author of three young-adult novels. A Southerner born and bred, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Sewanee School of Letters in Sewanee, Tennessee, and can confidently employ the pronoun "y'all."
Noah Wilson-Rich PH.D, "Nature's Little Helpers," is a biologist, professor, NY Times contributor, two-time TEDx speaker, beekeeper, uncle, and author of The Bee: A Natural History. He is also the Founder of The Best Bees Company, a beekeeping service. FMI: bestbees.com