At the 2012 Agricultural Day event held at the State House April 3, 2012, the Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, presented citations to the four current Edible publications in Massachusetts in recognition of the impact they have made educating consumers about local food producers through their magazines and websites. On hand to receive the citations were Ilene Bezahler, Publisher/Editor Edible Boston, Dianne and Doug Langeland, Publishers Edible Cape Cod, Ali and Sam Berlow, Publishers of Edible Vineyard, and Laurie Hepworth and Michael Hart, Publishers Edible South Shore. Edible Berkshires will be launched later this year by Bruce Firger.
The Edible magazines are members of Edible Communities, an organization that seeks to transform the way communities eat, shop, cook, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in their area. The mission of Edible Communities is to connect consumers with local growers, retailers, chefs, and food artisans of all kinds so that those relationships can grow and thrive in a mutually beneficial, healthful and economically-viable way.
Each Edible Communities magazine is locally owned and operated by talented publishers who are recognized leaders in each of the communities they publish in. The editorial content for each magazine is also unique to the area, seasonally focused and written by local writers who are passionate about their local foodsheds. Each magazine is published quarterly, with the seasons. There are over 70 Edible publications across North America.