Nancy Painter is the Executive Director of Edible Communities. Since its creation in 2002, Edible Communities has grown to be the widely respected leader in the local food space, distributing an average of 1.4 million copies per issue in 90+ local communities across the US and Canada. Through its distinctive licensing business model, individual entrepreneurs in distinct geographic areas lead the creation of hyper-local content through the lens of sustainability and seasonality. With engaging writing, gorgeous design, and photography, the brand was honored in 2011 with a James Beard Award for Publication of the Year. Along with its award-winning print magazines, the Edible brand includes EdibleFeast.com and local websites, digital venues, podcasting, and local events.