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Hotchkiss Dining Cultivates a Local Sourcing Model

Author: Peggy Briggs
Organization: FINE, New England Farm and Sea to Campus Network
Published: 2017

Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut takes a holistic approach to educating students about the food system.

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How School Districts Are Feeding Students During Closures

Organization: Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
Published: 2020

Google sheet of how school districts across the country are ensuring students and families have access to nutritious school meals during closures due to COVID-19. Sections are searchable for urban, suburban, and rural districts and by food service providers.

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How to Increase Locally Sourced Seafood in Institutions (Product Spotlight #1)

Organization: FINE
Published: 2019

This one-hour webinar from FINE and the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network (FSCN) discusses local seafood sourcing. Moderated by Tania Taranovski of FINE. Speakers include: Kyle Foley of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maeve McInnis of Sodexo, Akeisha Hayde and Crista Martin of Harvard University Dining Services.

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How to Optimize Local Food Tracking Systems to Meet Procurement Goals

Organization: FINE, Farm and Sea to Campus Network
Published: 2018

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network (FSCN) present this one-hour webinar about food tracking trade-offs, best practices, and continued challenges. Michael Leviton of Region FoodWorks shares findings from a new report on data management systems, produced by FINE and the FSCN. Speakers Jamie Moore of Eat N’ Park Hospitality Group (which provides food service management for Campuss and universities across the country) and Garett DiStefano of University of Massachusetts Amherst present how and why they track local food and share how they use the information they collect to meet food procurement goals.

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How to Purchase Local Food Using USDA Procurement Guidelines

Author: Stacey Purslow
Organization: New Hampshire Farm to School

This two page fact sheet introduces the basic USDA guidelines for purchasing local produce for a school meal program.

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How to sell to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Organization: New Hampshire Farm to School
Published: 2015

This booklet is to help guide you through the process of becoming a vendor to the USDA through AMS Commodity Purchasing.

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How to work with institutions: A guide for producers and food businesses

Organization: Health Care Without Harm
Published: 2019

Selling to institutions can feel like a puzzle for small or mid-sized producers and processors. The components of this report illuminate potential issues and help guide producers and processors to make decisions that help lead to an ongoing relationship with an institution.

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HPKF New England Food Vision Prize Launch Webinar

Organization: FINE, Henry P. Kendall Foundation
Published: 2018

Recording of a informational webinar on the New England Food Vision Prize. The Henry P. Kendall Foundation hosted this webinar on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 for interested parties to learn more about the application process and get answers regarding the prize and its parameters. Speakers include: Andy Kendall of the Kendall Foundation, Holly Fowler of Northbound Adventures LLC, Kalila Booker-Cassano of the Kendall Foundation, Shaun Adamec of Adamec Communications.

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Impact of COVD19 on The School Nutrition Industry

Organization: School Nutrition Association
Published: 2020

A report of SNA industry member survey results regarding the impacts of COVID19 school closures on the school nutrition industry.

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Impact of COVID-19 on School Nutrition Programs: Part II

Organization: School Nutrition Association
Published: 2020

School Nutrition Association (SNA) surveyed its school nutrition director members in May 2020 to understand the methods programs are using to feed students,program participation, their current concerns, and to assess the financial impacts of COVID-19 closures.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Food System: Early findings from Vermont

Author: Emily H. Belarmino, Farryl Bertmann, 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 29th - April 12th, 2020 (less than a week after the Governor’s Stay Home/Stay Safe order). A total of 3,219 Vermonters responded, and nearly half provided written comments in response to open-ended questions about worries or general remarks. This brief summarizes survey findings and respondent comments relevant to the local food system, specifically local farms and direct-to-consumer sales, home food production, foraging, hunting, and fishing. Other aspects of the local food system, such as processing and distribution are not covered.

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Improving Handwashing Stations

Organization: University of Vermont Extension
Published: 2020

Hand washing stations provide a portable means of washing hands on farms, at farmers’ markets, and at recreational sites. This guide was motivated by a desire to improve current handwashing station practice with a focus on minimizing or even removing all contact between the user’s hands and surfaces of the station.

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Increasing Local Food Procurement by Massachusetts State Campuses & Universities

Author: Emily Broad Leib
Organization: Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic
Published: 2012

https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/sites/default/files/imce/uploads/Increasing-Local-Food-Procurement-by-Mass-State-Colleges.pdf

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Info on becoming USDA Foods Vendor

Organization: USDA
Published: 2020

Six recommended steps for becoming a USDA approved vendor, especially during COVID-19.

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Instituting Change: An Overview of Institutional Food Procurement and Recommendations for Improvement

Author: Claire Fitch, Raychel Santo
Organization: Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Published: 2016

This report reviews the literature and key information resources regarding institutional food service procurement systems, presents the potential benefits of a largescale shift among institutional procurement policies, discusses some of the existing barriers to the adoption of policies that favor regionally and/or sustainably produced food, and provides recommendations and tools for influencing institutional food procurement practices. It aims to clarify gaps in the literature and resources— namely, information about food service management companies’ rebate pricing systems and the potential socioeconomic, environmental, health, social justice, and animal welfare-related benefits of reformed procurement policies. Finally, this report is intended to serve as a resource for those seeking a better understanding of institutional food service procurement policies and provide a rationale for working toward reform.

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Institutional Procurement of Local Food: Rhode Island Policy Snapshot

Organization: FINE
Published: 2019

This snapshot is part of a six-state series exploring demand-side policies in New England that support public institutions' ability to increase purchases of local food. These snapshots, links to resources, a regional report with comparative findings and recommendations, a database and scan of all policies discussed, and other related information can be found on FINE’s policy page: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/new-england-farm-institution-policy-project. These documents are current as of May 2019.

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Institutional Procurement of Local Food: Connecticut Policy Snapshot

Organization: FINE
Published: 2019

This snapshot is part of a six-state series exploring demand-side policies in New England that support public institutions' ability to increase purchases of local food. These snapshots, links to resources, a regional report with comparative findings and recommendations, a database and scan of all policies discussed, and other related information can be found on FINE’s policy page: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/new-england-farm-institution-policy-project These documents are current as of May 2019.

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Institutional Procurement of Local Food: Maine Policy Snapshot

Organization: FINE
Published: 2019

This snapshot is part of a six-state series exploring demand-side policies in New England that support public institutions' ability to increase purchases of local food. These snapshots, links to resources, a regional report with comparative findings and recommendations, a database and scan of all policies discussed, and other related information can be found on FINE’s policy page. These documents are current as of May 2019.

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Institutional Procurement of Local Food: Massachusetts Policy Snapshot

Organization: FINE
Published: 2019

This snapshot is part of a six-state series exploring demand-side policies in New England that support public institutions' ability to increase purchases of local food. These snapshots, links to resources, a regional report with comparative findings and recommendations, a database and scan of all policies discussed, and other related information can be found on FINE’s policy page: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/new-england-farm-institution-policy-project. These documents are current as of May 2019.

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Institutional Procurement of Local Food: New Hampshire Policy Snapshot

Organization: FINE
Published: 2019

This snapshot is part of a six-state series exploring demand-side policies in New England that support public institutions' ability to increase purchases of local food. These snapshots, links to resources, a regional report with comparative findings and recommendations, a database and scan of all policies discussed, and other related information can be found on FINE’s policy page: https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/new-england-farm-institution-policy-project. These documents are current as of May 2019.

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