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Farmers’ Markets and CSAs on Hospital Grounds

Organization: Health Care Without Harm
Published: 2007

This flyer is an exploration of CSAs and Farmers' Markets in hospitals, from community and economic benefits, to steps to staring one in your facility. This publication is part of Going Green: A Resource Kit for Pollution Prevention in Health Care.

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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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Farmland Access Legal Toolkit

Organization: Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School
Published: 2021

This toolkit explains legal arrangements that provide farmers more affordable and equitable farmland access and help landowners balance earning income for retirement with making their land affordable to the next generation of farmers, and makes useful information available to farmer and landowner advocates.

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Farms Under Threat: The State of the States

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This research from American Farmland Trust's provides unprecedented insights into the status and fate of American farmland. Resources include a report, policy scorecard, background data, maps, and state-based webinars.

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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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Findings of the 2019 National Food Hub Survey

Author: Noel Bielaczyc, Rich Pirog, John Fisk, Justin Fast, and Pam Sanders
Organization: Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, Wallace Center at Winrock International
Published: 2020

This report presents findings from the 2019 National Food Hub Survey. Since 2012, Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at Winrock International have conducted the National Food Hub Survey, the primary source for national longitudinal data about food hubs. The 2019 survey builds on results from 2013, 2015, and 2017 to identify trends in food hub operations, economic growth and viability, social mission, and opportunities and challenges faced by food hubs nationwide. Key findings include: 1) The food hub sector continues to thrive and mature. 2) Hubs are pursuing social and environmental goals. 3) Supporting farm and supplier viability is important to hubs. 4) Hubs see rom for growth, but challenges remain.

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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 and quality in New York's prisons

Organization: Correctional Association of New York
Published: 2021

An informational sheet displaying information about food in NY prisons, with data and visualizations.

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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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The food choices of US university students during COVID-19

Author: Patricia K.Powell, Sheleigh Lawler, Jo Durham, Katherine Cullerton
Organization: Appetite
Published: 2021

COVID-19 triggered widespread disruption in the lives of university students across the United States. We conducted 9 online focus groups with 30 students from a large public university to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the food choices of those displaced from their typical residences due to the pandemic. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first qualitative research to examine the changes in food choice for US university students due to COVID-19 and offer insight into why these changes occurred. Students in this study reported significant, and often negative, changes in food choices during the pandemic compared to when on campus. Many students described changes in the foods they ate, the amount consumed, and increased snacking behaviors. We found food availability and household roles to be powerful factors influencing food choices. Most students had returned to family homes with many students taking a passive role in activities that shape food choices. Parents usually purchased groceries and prepared meals with students eating foods made available to them. Increased free time contributed to boredom and snacking for some students, while for a few students with increased skills and/or agency, additional free time was used to plan and prepare meals. About a third of the students attributed eating different foods at home to food availability issues related to the pandemic such as groceries being out of stock, purchasing non-perishable foods, or the inability to get to a store. This information may be helpful to researchers and health promotion professionals interested in the effects of COVID-19 on student nutrition and related food behaviors, including those interested in the relationship between context and food choice.

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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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