Farm to Institution

The Farm to Institution Task Force develops projects to help institutions and other supply chain actors source more local food, and to track and annually report on these purchases. The group has led forums and learning webinars to increase knowledge and awareness of the institutional procurement process. Topics have included scaling up production to sell to wholesale markets, working with contract management companies, and tracking local food purchases. The task force is currently working on a Farm to College Procurement project.

 


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Farm to College Procurement Project Add to Collection

The Farm to College Procurement project is a major initiative of the Farm to Institution Task Force aimed at increasing procurement of local food in all VT institutes of higher education over the next 3 years. This project will develop best practices and strategy recommendations for institutions to meet F2P goals through their procurement.

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Champions of Change Healthcare Forum Add to Collection

A Champions of Change Healthcare Forum was held at Wake Robin Retirement Community in June 2013, organized by Health Care Without Harm, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Fletcher Allen Center for Nutrition and Healthy Food Systems, and Farm to Institution New England. The Forum focused on ways to increase local food sourcing in Vermont’s 16 hospitals.

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