• Just Cause Statement

    FINE serves a dynamic network of communities, organizations, and institutions working together to create a just, equitable, and regenerative food system in New England and beyond.

    Institutions hold substantial power and wield significant influence in our food system through their food service, education, investment, employment and land use. We believe that developing institutional food value chains that are responsive to community needs and rooted in racial justice, food sovereignty and climate resilience is a critical way to leverage the power of institutions to change the food system.

    The changes we seek can only be achieved when led by a collaborative, adaptive network committed to collective power and increased regional self-reliance.

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    2022 - 2023

    2021 - 2022 | 2020 - 2021 

  • Commitment to DEI

    FINE is committed to addressing the inequities on which our current food system is built and which we as food systems practitioners perpetuate when we accept the status quo.

    Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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  • Team

    Meet our staff and network advisory council!

    We're working to ensure that students and patients at schools, colleges and hospitals across New England have access to healthy, regionally grown food.


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    Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

    Network Advisory Council

    Co-Founder, Seed Change Strategies
    Institutional Sales Associate, Food Connects
    Sales and Marketing Manager, Harvesting Good
    Professor of the Practice in the College of the Environment, Wesleyan University
    Founder and CEO, FATBOY Foods
    Sustainable Seafood Director, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
    Executive Director (ret.), The John Merck Fund
    Eastern Regional Director of Innovation & Equity for the Healthy Food in Healthcare Program, Health Care Without Harm
    Assistant Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
    Strategic Accounts Manager, Native Maine Produce
    Farm and Sea to School Director, Farm Fresh Rhode Island
    4th grade teacher, Hardwick Elementary School
    Marketing Special Projects, Eurest
    Director of Programs, The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)
    Director of Food Strategy, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
    Director of Food System Policy at the City of New Haven, CT
    Chief Culinary Officer, Phoenix3 Holdings
    Owner, Tory Hill ; Manager of Dining Services, The Hotchkiss School
    CEO, 2 Aspire Consulting; Project Manager, Southern New England Farmers of Color Coalition; Engagement Manager, Boston Waterfront Initiative, The Trustees

  • Funders

    Farm to Institution New England is generously funded by the following foundations and agencies:

    The Whitehead Foundation 

    Cotyledon Fund 

    Daybreak Fund

    Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

    Henry P. Kendall Foundation

    United States Department of Agriculture

    United States Environmental Protection Agency

  • Fiscal Sponsor

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    Farm to Institution New England is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England, Inc. (TSNE), a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.

  • History


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    Farm to Institution New England (FINE) was launched in 2011 as a joint initiative of the Regional Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network and a collaboration of New England agricultural commissioners. Since inception, FINE has focused on developing cross-sector connections between K-12 schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and other institutions such as day cares, health centers, assisted living facilities, prisons, government facilities and corporate campuses. Today, FINE serves those at the forefront of the farm to institution movement in the region, providing a forum to connect and share ideas, models, resources and support. Learn more about our network by reading our story as a book chapter, and in this case study.

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    We do not have any paid positions open at this time.

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    Farm to Institution New England
    34 Linden Road
    Hartland, VT 05048