Farm to Institution Reports

Looking for research, facts and tips? We're pleased to bring you a collection of reports based on extensive research and exploration. The following reports were created by FINE network members or partners, often in collaboration with multiple organizations. If you have any questions or comments about these reports, write to us at info@farmtoinstitution.org.


Getting it There: The Role of New England Food Distributors in Providing Local Food to Institutions

Author: FINE's Metrics Project
Release: August 2016

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FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES IN NEW ENGLAND

Author: FINE'S Contracted Food Service Action Project
Release: August 2015

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LEVERAGING CONTRACTS FOR LOCAL FOOD PROCUREMENT

Author: FINE'S Contracted Food Service Action Project
Release: August 2015

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New England Vegetable Report

Author: New England Ag Statistics
Release: March 2017

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BUILDING MINNESOTA'S FARM TO INSTITUTION MARKETS: A PRODUCER SURVEY

Author: Pete Huff from the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
Release: June 2015

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New hampshire Farm to Institution Food Hub Viability Project

Author: New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and Hillsboro County Conservation District
Release: December 2014

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Rhode Island Farm to Institution Survey Report

Author: Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Release: March 2015

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Farmer Report

Author: Waldo County General Hospital: Waldo Fresh
Release: October 2014

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CSA Survey Results

Author: Waldo County General Hospital: Waldo Fresh
Release: August 2014

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Market Analysis: Consumer Valuation of Meat Processing

Author: Vermont Meat & Poultry Processors Association (with support from FINE)
Release: May 2014

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Beef to Institution Final Project Report

Author: Vermont Agency of Agriculture with support from FINE
Release: June 2014

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Farm to Senior Report

Author: Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Release: November 2014

Visit the Farm Fresh Rhode Island website to learn more about the farm to senior project. 

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Sample Language & Resources for Local Food in Contracts & RFPs

Author: FINE & Massachusetts Farm to School
Release: August 2014

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New England Healthy Food in Health Care Report

Author: Health Care Without Harm
Release: May 2014

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Increasing Local Food Procurement by State Agencies, Colleges & Universities

Author: Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic with support from Mass Farm to School and FINE
Release: July 2013

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Increasing Local Food Procurement by Massachusetts State Colleges & Universities

Author: Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic
Release: August 2012

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Produce Distribution Practices: Incorporating Locally Grown Produce Into New England's Institutional Food System

Authors: Farm to Institution New England & Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Release: June 2012

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The "DoD Fresh" Program: Understanding & Adapting a System to Respond to the Demand for Locally-Grown Foods in New England 

Authors: Farm to Institution New England & Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Release: April 2012

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Freezing Regional Produce for Western New England: A Report on the Extended Season Farm-to-Institution Pilot Project

Author: Jill Fitzsimmons for Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) and the Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC)

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New England Beef-to-Institution Market Study

Author: New England Beef to Institution
Release: October 2011

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Scaling Up Vermont’s Local Food Production, Distribution, and Marketing

Author: NOFA-VT & Vermont FEED
Release: October 2012

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Stuck in the Middle? Examining the Role of Group Purchasing Organizations in Farm to Hospital Initiatives

Author: University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
Release: November 2012

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