Maria Reidelbach is an author, artist and local food activist sharing how eating locally grown food is delightful, healthy, and supports farming and land conservation. Innovative, interactive artworks she has created include the annual Stick to Local Adventure Map, a sticker-collecting contest enthusing thousands of visitors and residents alike to visit and learn about local farms, libraries, restaurants and other organizations. Her award-winning Homegrown Mini-Golf, set in an annotated tasting garden, was developed from 2006 to 2016 on Kelder’s Farm. She has authored: the “Yardavore” column in Country Wisdom News, about eating cultivated and foraged flora, fungi and fauna; the Stick to Local Farms Cookbook, with simple, delicious and healthy recipes using local produce; Miniature Golf, an illustrated history; and Completely MAD: A History of the Comic Book and Magazine. She serves as Vice President of the nonprofit Rondout Valley Growers Association. Maria lives, works and eats in Accord.