Information for Farmers

Interested in selling your farm products to institutions? Great! We encourage you to explore this option! Institutions such as colleges, schools, and hospitals provide a large, stable market that might be a good fit for your farm. 

We can help connect you with organizations in your area that link farmers with dining services at schools, colleges, and hospitals that are interested in sourcing more local food.

Here are some resources to get you started:


REPORTS

Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions
By ATTRA

Strategies for Expanding Sales of Local Food to Institutions
By Farm to Institution New York State


CONSULTANTS

Dirigo Food Safety
Available to help farmers and food processors write and implement the food safety standards needed for institutional sales.

FarmersWeb
Are you a New England farmer looking to enter the wholesale market? For a limited time, FarmersWeb is offering free consultations to farmers in order to help you navigate the wholesale market. Email them at [email protected] for your free consultation!


RESOURCE LIBRARIES

Resources for Farmers
From Massachusetts Farm to School