Our Team

We live in a region that boasts some of the oldest family farms in the country.

Chris Blackburn

New England Doorstep Market Founder and Publisher of Edible Boston

Chris is the founder of New England Doorstep Market and co-owner and publisher of Edible Boston and Edible Worcester with his wife, Sarah. Born in rural Vermont, his parents kept pigs, chickens, sheep and a huge, productive garden—even their bread was baked at home. At age five his family moved to Brookline, Massachusetts; in the big city, local food meant bagels, burritos, dumplings, pho and ramen. To this day Chris makes all his most important decisions based on food, and brings his passion for building a sustainable, inclusive, vibrant local food economy to Greater Boston and throughout New England.

Sarah Blackburn

New England Doorstep Market Founder and Publisher of Edible Boston

Sarah is the editor-in-chief, co-owner and publisher of Edible Boston and Edible Worcester with her husband, Chris. Having served as managing and digital editor, recipe editor, marketing director and account manager since she joined the magazine in 2010, Sarah has extensive knowledge of the local food community in Greater Boston and Worcester County and a deep interest in sustainable living and home cooking. A graduate of Middlebury College with degrees in the History of Art and Italian, she’s worked as a recipe developer, personal chef/caterer, farm stand retailer, Italian imports buyer, cheese monger and produce buyer. Sarah and Chris live in Wayland with two teenagers and a rambunctious bird dog.

Megan Parker-Gray

Sales Manager

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Megan grew up in a family where both her curiosity and love of food were nurtured. With her mom from Italy and dad from California, the combination of home cooked, seasonal ingredients was paramount in the family kitchen. At a young age, her bottomless appetite was used as the benchmark of excellence to the other neighborhood kids who wouldn’t clean their plates. Clearly, she had a future in food. Megan has spent her career in restaurants and breweries, including as the opening Beer Director at Boston’s renowned oyster and craft beer destination, Row 34, and as the Hospitality Director for Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers and Springdale Beer Co. Megan is passionate about traveling and exploring local cuisine of new places. During her downtime, you can find her  cooking with her Wok or Dutch oven, devouring novels and eating pie.

Barbara Rietscha

Operations Manager

Barbara is the Operations Manager for New England Foodshed responsible for bookkeeping and supporting New England Doorstep Market. Prior to joining New England Foodshed, Barbara and her husband owned a 14-acre cut flower farm in Stow, MA. With an MBA from Northeastern and a chemistry degree from Holy Cross, Barbara’s path from Peace Corps, to software developer, to project manager, to farmer-florist has been fueled by her curiosity and her love of nature. Currently residing in a house on a lake tucked in the Maine woods, Barbara loves to hike, ski, read and create meals for her family and friends.

Hannah Packman

Curator and Contributor

Hannah grew up in Weston, MA but attends Colby College in Maine where she will be a senior this coming fall. As a Government major and Creative Writing minor, Hannah is lucky enough to spend most of her time reading and writing. Going to school in Maine has also allowed her to explore the rich food culture and taste amazing bites all over the state. Beyond her love of all things food, in her free time she loves to blog about her latest cooking and baking projects, though she often forgets to take photos before tasting the final product! 

Jennifer Solow

Founder, Brand Diva, Hudson River Doorstep Market Founder

Jennifer Solow is a lifelong creative force. After graduating from RISD, Jennifer pursued a career in Advertising, where she won a Gold Lion, was named one of New York’s Young Guns by the Art Director’s Club and collaborated with creative luminaries like Spike Jonze, Spike Lee and Terry Richardson. In 2001, Jennifer performed a full life reset to pursue her truest creative passions: writing and the food world. Jennifer is a bestselling novelist and the publisher three Edible magazines. When the brutal reality of COVID descended, Jennifer had a vision for how to help the Makers in her Hudson Valley community connect with the large Edible audience who holds them dear. That vision became Doorstep Market. Jennifer is a mom (and stepmom) to four amazing adults and one very large kitchen garden at her farmstead in the bucolic hills of Columbia County, NY.

Tom Jacoby

Founder, The Business Guy, Hudson River Doorstep Market Founder

Tommy’s love of the Hudson River runs as deep and true as if the place itself was his family. An accomplished businessman, Tommy drives home to East Chatham and changes from his business suit to Carhartts as fast as possible. Tommy was raised in Columbia County, and while he’s lived in many places, he has always come home to these sacred lands. Along with his wife (see above), he was a founding contributor to the Berkeley Food Institute. Tommy has many interests but perhaps his proudest moment was pulling in the 9500 pound class on a ’54 Case in the Columbia County Fair.

Jonathan Taee

Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Hudson River Doorstep Market Founder

Jonathan ended up in the Hudson River because he fell in love with a farmer. His wife owns and operates Ironwood Farm, and now he finds his house full of kids, mud and organic vegetables, and his table surrounded by a beautiful community of Hudson River families. When he’s not cooking, he’s running his digital agency Rhizome Consulting, assisting in the operation of Edible Hudson Valley, and now enjoying the rewarding work at Doorstep Market. He built this website and most of the mechanics that make it tick. He is excited to help connect the Hudson River incredible Makers with an expansive audience.