Introducing Lorne Bell, Director of Outreach & Communications!


Hello Co-op Owners & Supporters!

Lorne Bell, AVCM’s Director of Outreach & Communications

My name is Lorne Bell, and I’m the Co-op’s new Director of Outreach & Communications! As a fellow Owner and the Market’s first hire, I’m excited to work with all of our volunteers as we press toward 900 Owners, a capital campaign, and our grand opening!

For those who don’t know me, I’ve spent a decade in journalism and communications. I now write for The Boston Globe, Northshore magazine, and several other publications. I also own Boston Editorial Consulting, where I provide communications strategy to nonprofits, progressive businesses, and artists, including several in Maynard.

My wife and I joined the Co-op in 2014, envisioning a community-owned Market with awesome local food, fantastic community programming (cooking classes, art exhibits, cheese tastings!), and powerhouse partnerships with local farms, businesses, and nonprofits. For our growing family (we welcomed Jacoby on Nov. 22), the Co-op is the cultural and economic anchor our region needs to thrive.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be working behind the scenes and in the field to develop exciting strategies to grow our footprint throughout Metro West. I’m excited to meet you and begin our exciting push to the finish line!


Lorne Bell