From the Press


Mass Foodies | October 2018

Lettuce Be Local is Bringing Farm Fresh Produce Straight to Your Kitchen

"Lynn Cheney owner of Lettuce Be Local is no longer limiting herself as an intermediary for notable chefs; now, she wants to help you gain access to the region’s top farms from the comfort of your own kitchen. Cheney’s passion for educating, aggregating, and transporting (E.A.T.-ing, if you will) qualifies her as one of the most..." read more.


Worcester Business Journal | July 2018

The most influential people in the Central Mass. economy

"My favorite entry this year is on page 14, and her title is chief lettuce officer. In compiling our annual list of the most powerful people in the Central Massachusetts business community, there are countless CEOs, executive directors, presidents and founders to choose, from organizations with..." read more.


Worcester Business Journal  | July 2018

Lettuce Be Local starts selling to individual consumers

"For six years, Lettuce Be Local has delivered fresh produce from Central Massachusetts farms straight to area restaurants. Now, it's doing the same for residents. Lettuce Be Local, run..." read more.


Worcester Magazine  | July 2018


"Lettuce Be Local’s new “Cooking at Home” service is different than your typical CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) This share of locally-grown produce allows participants to..." read more.

6 | January 2018

Meet Lynn Stromberg of Lettuce Be Local

"Starting this small business has mirrored most of the farm roads I drive daily; it’s been bumpy with car-swallowing potholes, it’s dirty and in many cases, unpassable. It’s my version of “off-roading” and yet, I know at the end of the road a farmer is waiting and needs my assistance. The feeling I get knowing this crazy business is helping small local farmers, is why..." read more.


Worcester Business Journal | December 2017

Educate Yourself on What you are Eating

"I'm frequently asked, "You must slow down in the winter, right?" My reply, "Actually, no. People eat multiple times a day, every day. We don't die in the winter. There is more local food available in February than in early May." I am not surprised by the reaction, because..." read more.


Worcester Business Journal | August 2015

40 under 40: Lynn Stromberg

"Spent over a decade in event planning, menu design and catering coordination as director of sales and catering for upscale venues in New England. Launched Lettuce Be Local's Farmer Dinner Series. Personally educates, aggregates and transports local food for 75 local farms..." read more.


Worcester Business Journal | October 2014

Worcester sees economic and health benefits in urban farming

"A team in Stoughton cultivates saltwater shrimp in nearly 4,000 hundred-gallon tanks, each of which holds 3,300 shrimp. Meanwhile, produce that will appear at local farmers' markets sprouts and flourishes inside a 40-foot-long freight container in Boston. These urban farming operations and others like them tap into a growing demand for..." read more.


The Grafton News | October 2014

Local farm table dinner brings together farmers and chefs

"Chefs and assistants prepare the courses for the farm table dinner which took place at the Community Harvest Barn. L to R: Patrick Coloninno, Kate Richardson, Neil Rogers from Voluturno Pizza..." read more.

11 | August 2014

Lettuce Be Local connects farmers and chefs

"The name says it all at Lettuce Be Local, an organization that connects farms in Central Massachusetts with restaurants, caterers, independently owned businesses and consumers. Founders Lynn and Lee Stromberg of Holden not only share the pleasures of seasonal eating and support small local farms, but they..." read more.

12 | July 2014

Barn dinner to help connect farmers and restaurants in Worcester County

"A six-course dinner consisting of ingredients from local farms and cooked by Worcester's Best Chef winner Neil Rogers will put the work of produce distributor Lettuce Be Local on display Sunday. “To do dinner on a farm takes it full circle. It gives..." read more.


Mass Foodies | October 2018

Lettuce Be Local is reconnecting people to real food

"STERLING - The farm-to-table movement has rapidly grown in popularity over the last decade. More consumers are demanding to know the origin of their food, and the more local the better. But exactly how local is the food, and what farm does it come from? Town resident Lynn Cheney began asking those questions several years ago and was surprised by the answers." read more.


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