Native Farm to School Webinar Series
Organization: First Nations Development Institute
As part of First Nations’ Native Farm to School project, the Native Farm to School Webinar Series showcases best practices, shares available resources, and provides an open forum and Q&A sessions for discussing challenges. The series is designed to help individuals who have an existing model for a Native Farm to School initiative – or who are interested in starting one – connect with Native audiences.
Navigating the wholesale maze: : A guide to working with New England distributors
Organization: Health Care Without Harm
This document is a resource for producers in New England to aid in their development of relationships with New England’s distributors. Included is an overview of some of the primary benefits and challenges of working with distributors, common elements of working with distributors, and profiles for six of the distributors in New England that are actively working to increase their local foods portfolio.
New England Beef to Institution Market Study
Author: Rose Wilson, Charlene Andersen, Louise H. Calderwood, Kate Rumley
Organization: Rosalie J Wilson Business Development Services, Kamigo Marketing, Everything Agriculture
This study assesses and identifies the institutional demand for regionally grown ground beef in New England. It analyzes logistics and infrastructure and finds a local model that could be replicated on a regional basis.
New England Dairy Innovation Kit
Organization: New England Dairy
This kit for educators includes two lessons: Dairy Good for the Body and Dairy Good for the Planet, designed to help students take a closer look at dairy foods and dairy farming in New England, the role dairy plays in a healthy diet, and in solution-oriented conversations.
New England Food Hub Network: Exploring Options to Enhance Food Hub Collaboration & Increase New England Farm to Institution Sales
Organization: Karen Karp and Partners, FINE
This report summarizes the findings of research conducted on the six New England food hubs, six Boston area institutions, regional distributors and national food hub networks, as well as the recommendations for FINE and/or a potential regional food hub network.
New England State Local Food Procurement Policy Scan
Organization: FINE, Center for
Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School
This scan outlines key institutional procurement policies in each of the New England states. Policies outines primarily fall into four categories: Purchasing preferences, small
purchase thresholds, farm to school programs, and state food policy councils.
New Hampshire Farm to Institution Food Hub Viability Project
Author: Erin Allgood, Melissa Groves
Organization: Hillsborough County Conservation District, NH Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant
This report provides details of the New Hampshire Farm to Institution Food Hub Viability Project. The goal of this project was to explore whether a food hub would be an appropriate market for specialty
crop producers to sell to institutions such as schools, colleges, hospitals and nursing homes within the state
of New Hampshire. While the project was originally limited to Hillsborough County, the scope was
widened to include all of New Hampshire to determine the best overall location for a food hub.
New Hampshire Food Access Map
Organization: University of New Hampshire Extension
The New Hampshire Food Access Map is an online platform showing locations where free or low cost food is offered, volunteers are needed, and donations are accepted during COVID-19.
New Hampshire State Profile
The New Hampshire state profile is part of series of snapshots highlighting farm to institution activity in each of the six New England states. This profile highlights key data from NH K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals, producers, and distributors.
No kid hungry resouce center
Organization: No Kid Hungry
Resources to help program sponsors, community partners, and advocates provide meals to children during school closures related to COVID-19.
Northeast Farm to School Collaborative Website
Organization: Northeast Farm to School Collaborative
Farm to School brings healthy food and food education to children by connecting schools with local farms. Farm to School is already effecting change throughout our communities. By building connections among classrooms, cafeterias, and communities, we increase student knowledge, improve attitudes toward healthy and local food, and become an important catalyst for rebuilding a more sustainable food system. Watch the stories from schools across the region that are being transformed by Farm to School programming. It takes the support of an entire community to effect change, and with your help we can grow Farm to School across the Northeast.
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) Website
Organization: Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
NAMA is a fishermen-led organization building a broad movement toward healthy fisheries and fishing communities. We build deep and trusting relationships with community based fisherman, crew, fishworkers and allies to create effective policy and market strategies. Includes recommendations/resources for COVID-19 responses.
OCFS Fact sheets
Organization: USDA Office of Community Food Systems
The USDA Office of Community Food Systems has developed a number of factsheets on a variety of farm to school subjects, including garden safety, funding strategies, selling to schools, bringing tribal foods and traditions into the classroom, cafeteria, and garden, and many more.
On the Plate at SUNY MAY 2018 Growing Health, Farms and Jobs with Local Food
Author: Nicole Mabry, Christina Grace
Organization: Farm to Institution New York State, American Farmland Trust, The New York Academy of Medicine
In 2017, a survey of 55 of the SUNY campuses was conducted to better understand their food purchasing systems and the potential to purchase more food grown in New York. Of the 55 SUNY campuses contacted, 23 responded—a 42 percent response rate. This report outlines findings from this survey, interviews with SUNY faculty and staff as well as an evaluation of available information regarding food purchasing by SUNY campuses
Our Top Tips from 12+ Years of Remote Working
Organization: National Farm to School Network
National Farm to School Network staff share tips for those suddenly working from home as a result of COVID-19.
Outlet for Food Surplus -outside MA, Wasted Food Solutions
Organization: Waster Food Solutions, Center for EcoTechnology
Finding solutions to wasted food in the U.S. Updated during COVID-19.
Outlet for Food Surplus in MA
Organization: Recycling Works Massachusetts
Outlet for food surplus in Massachusetts. Updated for COVID-19.
Paycheck Protection Program for Farmers/Ranchers Affected by COVID-19
Organization: Farm Commons
The Paycheck Protection Program (P3) is back. Farms and ranches should look closely at this opportunity for a forgivable loan to cover payroll costs. In this webinar, Farm Commons explains how farmers can apply, what's changed with this new round of funding, and pass along tips and cautions. You'll learn how to use the P3 program in combination with other support programs, such as Economic Injury Disaster Loans and unemployment insurance benefits.
Podcasts and Other COVID-19 Resources for Farmers
Organization: Farm Commons
COVID-19 resources for farmers, including information on paid sick leave, paycheck protection program, loans, unemployment insurance, and more.
The power of community-based food systems
Organization: Wallace Center, Ecotrust, Lake County Community Development Corporation, Dream of Wild Health, and Real Food Media
This multimedia storytelling project is an exploration into how communities across the Northwest are using community-based food systems to catalyze resistance and resilience, self-determination and sovereignty, connection and liberation. This dynamic and interactive media piece amplifies a few of the many stories of resiliency, partnership, and innovation emerging in response to the interconnected crises of 2020. It was produced through a collaboration between the Wallace Center, Ecotrust, Lake County Community Development Corporation, Dream of Wild Health, and Real Food Media.