Our very first edition of edible South Shore was published in October 2008. Ten years ago!

“Aren’t you afraid to do this?” a friend asked. Not at all. There are salespeople, writers, and editors….what’s left for a publisher to do? HA!

As we tried to fully absorb what it meant to be publishers, a few additional questions clearly stood out from the whirlwind of the first months:

  • TOC? What’s that?
  • Who cares about a couple misspellings or misplaced commas?
  • Masthead? Do we really need one? Who looks at it anyway?

Now in our tenth year, we’d like to take a moment to highlight our masthead and the list of names it encompasses. It may not be the most engaging content of our magazine, agreed; however, it is the most important. It lists the indispensable and passionate people without whom there would be no magazine. They honor us with their continuous excitement and thoughtfulness about the issues of a sustainable food system.

We consistently hear the same comment “People really love this magazine!” As publishers, what we do is invisible, what our team does is make the magazine memorable and impactful. So, please take a moment to read the names on the masthead. They are the ones that bring you the engaging content you love.

A heartfelt thank-you to all our writers, editors, and salespeople! We are forever grateful for your contributions.

The theme for this 43rd edition is Transitions. As we are still learning and growing and defining what exactly it means to produce a magazine, we are right alongside the growers, chefs, artisans, fishers, moms, dads, students, and friends also adapting to and understanding the hows and whys of a vibrant local food system. We are privileged to be on this journey and honored to have you, dear readers, along for the ride. Your enthusiasm carries us onward. And for that, we thank you.

Cheers to the next ten!

Laurie and Michael