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Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — Daily Updates and Announcements

Organization: Farmers Market Coalition
Published: 2020

News and information for farmers market operators.

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Farming for Wholesale

Organization: Maine Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

Farming for Wholesale is a program from the Maine Farmland Trust to help farmers participate in, or scale up for, wholesale markets. Combines ongoing farm business planning assistance with day-long workshops and grant opportunities.

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The Fight For Local Food Arrives at the University of Maine

Author: Andrew Amelinckx
Organization: Modern Farmer
Published: 2015

A coalition of food, farming and advocacy groups along with students and faculty in the UMaine system pushing for more Maine sourced products.

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FIND FOOD Map

Organization: Why Hunger
Published: 2020

Search for free food sites across the U.S, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FINE 2015 Campus Dining Tool

Organization: FINE
Published: 2015

The original survey tool that led to Campus Dining 101: Benchmark Study of Farm to Institution in New England. This survey was delivered to Campuss and universities in New England via SurveyMonkey in summer 2015.

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FINE 2018 Campus Dining Survey Tool

Organization: FINE
Published: 2018

The original survey tool that led to "Campus Dining 201: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Farm to Campus in New England." This survey was delivered to Campuss and universities in New England via SurveyMonkey in summer 2018.

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FINE Food Distributor Survey Tool

Organization: FINE
Published: 2015

The Original Survey Tool That Led To "Getting It There: Understanding The Role Of New England Food Distributors In Providing Local Food To Institutions." This Survey Was Delivered To Food Distributors In New England Via Surveymonkey In Spring 2015.

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FINE Food Producer Survey Tool

Organization: FINE
Published: 2016

The Original Survey Tool That Led To "Producer Perspectives: The New England Farm to Institution Market."This survey was delivered to farmers in New England via SurveyMonkey in Spring 2016.

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FINE Metrics Dashboard

Organization: FINE
Published: 2020

FINE's metrics dashboard provides a snapshot of the farm to institution sector in New England. The dashboard shows the scope and impact of food procurement by K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and hospitals. It also shows how these and other types of institutions impact New England food producers and food distributors. Data comes from our own surveys as well as other sources including the USDA Farm to School Census and Census of Agriculture, and Health Care Without Harm's Healthy Food in Health Care Survey.

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Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List for COVID-19

Organization: Soul Fire Farm, Black Farmer Fund, Northeast Farmers of Color
Published: 2020

Spreadsheet featuring needs and offers for specific mutual aid related to community food sovereignty and farmers. Also includes online resource pages, media articles, funding, and mental health hotlines.

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Food Access Through School Meals and Food Pantries During COVID-19: Early Findings from Vermont

Author: Farryl Bertmann, Emily H. Belarmino, Thomas Wentworth, Erin Biehl, Roni Neff, Meredith T. Niles
Organization: University of Vermont, Johns Hopkins University
Published: 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected people worldwide, disrupting food access, and security. To understand how food systems and security are impacted during this pandemic, an online survey was launched in Vermont from March 29 - April 12, 2020 (less than a week after the “Stay Home/Stay Safe” order). A total of 3,219 Vermonters responded with 182 providing a written answer specifically about food pantries and 828 of the respondents providing written comments to the open-ended question at the end of the survey. This brief summarizes survey findings and respondent comments about experiences with two programs during the early weeks of the pandemic: the National School Lunch Program (school meals) and food pantries.

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Food and Community: A Suite of Community Benefit Case Studies

Organization: Health Care Without Harm

This series of case studies outlines the steps taken in ten different health care facilities, including Northwester Medical Center in Vermont and Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

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Food Distribution 101: What Happens When the Food Supply is Disrupted by a Pandemic?

Author: Lisa Held
Organization: Civil Eats
Published: 2020

CivilEats article on COVID-19 disruptions, with the subheader "As farmers are forced to dump food and food banks are struggling to feed millions, an explainer on U.S. food supply and distribution."

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Food Industry Resources

Organization: Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University
Published: 2020

List of resources that address COVID-19 risks in food safety, and to food production employees.

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Food Insecurity at University of Vermont

Organization: University of Vermont

Webpage housing information, research, and strategies to combat food insecurity at the University of Vermont. From UVM's food insecurity working group of faculty, staff, and students.

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Food Processing Case Study: End-to-End Support Drives Incubator Success

Organization: FINE
Published: 2017

In 2016, the New England Food Processors' Community of Practice analyzed the unique characteristics of the various food processors in the region, comparing what is working well and what is most challenging. Together CoP members discovered ways that they can improve operations, increase institutional sales efforts, explore new marketing opportunities, and better support emerging processors. This case study is part of a seven part series and features CommonWealth Kitchen in Dorchester, MA. The full series can be found at: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/7-new-england-local-food-processor-case-studies

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Food Processing Case Study: Events Breed Success at Culinary Incubator

Organization: FINE
Published: 2017

In 2016, the New England Food Processors' Community of Practice analyzed the unique characteristics of the various food processors in the region, comparing what is working well and what is most challenging. Together CoP members discovered ways that they can improve operations, increase institutional sales efforts, explore new marketing opportunities, and better support emerging processors. This case study is part of a seven part series and features Hope & Maine in Warren, RI. The full series can be found at: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/7-new-england-local-food-processor-case-studies

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Food Processing Case Study: Individually Quick-Frozen (IQF) Machine Serves up the Local Produce Institutions Want

Organization: FINE
Published: 2017

In 2016, the New England Food Processors' Community of Practice analyzed the unique characteristics of the various food processors in the region, comparing what is working well and what is most challenging. Together CoP members discovered ways that they can improve operations, increase institutional sales efforts, explore new marketing opportunities, and better support emerging processors. This case study is part of a seven part series and features Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center in Greenfield, MA. The full series can be found at: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/7-new-england-local-food-processor-case-studies

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Food Processing Case Study: Youth Build Job Skills Through Local Food Processing

Organization: FINE
Published: 2017

In 2016, the New England Food Processors' Community of Practice analyzed the unique characteristics of the various food processors in the region, comparing what is working well and what is most challenging. Together CoP members discovered ways that they can improve operations, increase institutional sales efforts, explore new marketing opportunities, and better support emerging processors. This case study is part of a seven part series and features Farm Fresh Rhode Island in Pawtucket, RI. The full series can be found at: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/7-new-england-local-food-processor-case-studies

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Food Processing CaseStudy: Business Incubator Builds In-House Wholesale Processing

Organization: FINE
Published: 2017

In 2016, the New England Food Processors' Community of Practice analyzed the unique characteristics of the various food processors in the region, comparing what is working well and what is most challenging. Together CoP members discovered ways that they can improve operations, increase institutional sales efforts, explore new marketing opportunities, and better support emerging processors. This case study features Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick, VT

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