Blog: Metrics

USDA Survey Shows Growth in New England's Local Food Sector - But There's Still Work to Do

Laura Barley, American Farmland Trust
Over the past year, the research team of the New England Feeding New England project has been analyzing what it would take for New England to produce…

Student Research on Metrics in Health and Food Access

Sarah Lyman, Director of Communications
FINE’s Communication Manager Sarah Lyman recently interviewed her colleague Hannah Leighton and two Smith College students Phoebe Lease and Sofia…

We Need to Focus on the Damn Land: Land Grant Universities and Indigenous Nations in the Northeast

Hannah Leighton, Director of Research and Evaluation
Research by Maeve McCurdy, Fee Pelz-Sharpe, and Sofia Perrotto   In the Fall of 2020, three undergraduates from Smith College partnered with FINE to…

Our network has spoken! Key Takeaways from our 2020 Stakeholder Survey

Hannah Leighton, Director of Research and Evaluation
FINE surveys our stakeholders every 18 months to find out what the New England farm to institution network needs - and how we can better serve them…

Hot off the press! New shared metrics for measuring the farm impact of institutional purchases

Hannah Leighton, Director of Research and Evaluation
New shared metrics for measuring local purchases!  As part of the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative, FINE has been working with a…

New Survey Highlights K-12 Trends Amidst COVID-19 Closures

Hannah Leighton, Director of Research and Evaluation
A new survey and subsequent report from the School Nutrition Association (SNA) highlights national efforts to feed K-12 students during COVID-19 and…

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