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  • Highlighting farm to institution events and workshops around New England and beyond. Want to see your event listed here? Email Sarah Lyman. You might also find useful our Resource Database.

  • Menus of Change National Leadership Summit

    - | Hyde Park, NY

    The 2024 summit will gather business leaders, scientists, chefs, and other food systems experts who will spark conversations about sustainability and personal wellness, and will arm you with strategies to accelerate the changes our industry, and planet, need to survive. 

    Partners Webinar on Expanded Geographic Preference in the Final Rule, Child Nutrition Programs: Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    | 2 pm ET | Virtual

    USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Patrick Leahy Farm to School Team (USDA Farm to School Team) will host a webinar for farm to school partners, including Child Nutrition Program operators, on the expanded geographic preference option in the final rule, Child Nutrition Programs: Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The final rule includes a small yet significant expansion of the geographic preference provision. Beginning July 1, 2024, the provision will permit CNP operators to use local as a specification when procuring unprocessed agricultural products. The USDA Farm to School Team will provide an overview to help farm to school partners share and learn about the expanded geographic preference option.

    Black & Brown Queerness in Agriculture

    | 6 pm - 8 pm ET | Virtual

    A roundtable conversation about Farmers of Color, Queerness, and the intersectionalities in Agriculture and the overall food system, hosted by NESAWG - Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. This conversation with open audience participation will spotlight the experiences and perspectives of Farmers of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community, exploring how their identities intersect with the intricate fabric of agriculture and the broader food system. Through thoughtful dialogue and shared insights, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the diverse voices shaping our agricultural landscape and the importance of inclusivity in building resilient and equitable food systems for All!

    We the Land! A Gathering For Indigenous, Black, & Brown Earth Workers, Land Stewards & Farmers

    - | Northampton, MA

    We the Land! is an invitation to our community to join us for a weekend of knowledge exchange, grassroots organizing, celebration, and ceremony and marks the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust’s first in-person gathering since 2019. 

    Boston Local Food Festival

    | 11 am - 5 pm ET | Boston, MA

    Calling all of New England's masterful food makers – chefs, fishermen, farmers, and food artisans! Join culinary craftsman for the 2024 Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday, September 15th! We will savor the flavors of Massachusetts and beyond. From chef demos to a Family Fun Zone and a thrilling seafood throw-down, there's something for everyone. Early Bird vendor discount ends May 31. Save the date and get ready to savor the flavors of our region! Rain date: September 22nd.

    AASHE 2024 Conference & Expo

    - | Virtual; and in Anaheim, CA

    This is the premiere event for sustainability in higher education. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) welcomes faculty, staff, students, and all types of change agents to gather for compelling presentations and discussions on accelerating sustainability in higher education. #AASHE2024 is your opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who understand the intricacies of the challenges you face in advancing sustainability at your institution. 

    National Agricultural Marketing Summit 2024

    - | Albuquerque, NM

    The AgSummit provides a unique networking opportunity for agricultural marketing practitioners to form new partnerships and learn new business strategies that can improve the performance of their farms and businesses.