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Shannon Hazlitt Harts, Digital Editor

Doug Adrianson, Copyeditor

Matthew Freeman & Tina Bossy-Freeman, Designers

Bambi Edlund, Illustrator

Heather Ainsworth, Photographer

Heather Ainsworth is a regular contributor to myriad publications and serves as the Chair of the The National Press Photographer’s Association’s NY/Int’l region.

Laura Winter Falk, Wine Writer

Laura Winter Falk owns Experience! The Finger Lakes, a touring and events company that provides immersive wine experiences. She holds a PhD in food and nutrition and is a Certified Sommelier, with WSET 3 award in wines. She is also an adjunct professor of wine at Tompkins Cortland Community College. All this means she makes a living talking about and drinking wine in the Finger Lakes, which makes her very happy.

Matt Kelly, Photographer & Writer

Matt Kelly is a writer and photographer living in the Finger Lakes, slowly turning his home into a self-sufficient, food-independent, backwoods place of his own. He works with Fruition Seeds in Naples, Lakestone Family Farm in Farmington, and Italy Hill Produce in Branchport. You can find his writing and photography at

Jan Regan, Photographer

Jan Regan is a longtime Geneva-based photographer happiest when capturing the people, places and things of the Finger Lakes – and beyond.  More at:

Erin Scherer, Writer

Erin Scherer has written about the Finger Lakes food and wine industry for several regional publications. She lives in Geneva.

Sarah Scheur Thompson, Writer

Sarah Thompson is a writer, certified yoga teacher and small vineyard owner in Penn Yan. She is the author of Finger Lakes Wine Country (2015, Arcadia Publishing), an archival visual history covering more than 150 years of grapegrowingand winemaking in the Finger Lakes region.

Jason Koski, Photographer

Jason Koski lives in Trumansburg and works up a voracious appetite by biking to various photo assignments in search of good food and tasty visuals.

Leah Stacy, Writer

Leah Stacy is a multipotentialite who lives in Rochester:

Jeffrey Foote, Photographer

Jeffrey Foote has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years and lives in Ithaca. Much of his experience and education in photography evolved while living in Manhattan, working with editorial, fashion, photojournalism and still life photographers for Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Interview, Real Simple and Self magazines. He now shoots weddings all over the US.

Allison Usavage, Photographer

Allison Usavage helps makers, craftspeople, couples, and small businesses tell their honest and unfiltered stories through documentary-style photography. You can find her work at

Sarah Barden, Writer

Sarah Barden has always taken every opportunity to try new food, which now includes leading tours with her husband through their business Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours ( When she’s not working, she’s still eating – which she documents on Instagram @ithacaisfoodies.

Laura Mortelliti, Photographer

Laura Mortelliti is a freelance agricultural photographer based in upstate New York. Her background in animal science and wildlife biology inform and lend passion to her work:

Chelsea Fausel, Photographer

Chelsea is a lifestyle and wedding photographer in the finger lakes with a studio in downtown Ithaca.  She spends her spare time with her wife and 4 children hiking, traveling and drinking lots of coffee. Follow her work on instagram: @fauselimagery

Alyvia Covert, Photographer & Writer

Alyvia Covert came to Ithaca for journalism school in 2012. Every winter she plans her next move and every July she signs another lease. Find more of her photos on Instagram at @acovertphoto

Peggy Haine, Writer

Peggy Haine has been an awed observer of the Finger Lakes Cider revolution. She writes for various local publications on food, booze, and the glorious Finger Lakes region and its remarkable growers and producers.

Kate Myers Emery, Writer

Kate Meyers Emery is a Finger Lakes wine evangelist, writer and educator. Read more of her work at, and follow her wine adventures on Instagram at @kmeyersemery.