Farm to Institution

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Farm to College Procurement Report Now Available

New best practices data on Farm to College Procurement is available from the Farm to Institution Task Force.
Notable findings include that Vermont institutions are sourcing between 14-40% of their food locally and staff are excited to better promote the foods as part of their educational mission.

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Farm to College Procurement Project

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

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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Report on Scaling Up to Sell to Institutions Forum

The Farm to Institution Task Force produced a report titled Scaling up to Sell to Institutions Forum on an information and matchmaking exchange between producers/processor, TA providers, and Sodexo.

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Defining "Local Food" for Institutions

Task Force members provided Sodexo the Vermont +30 mile definition with maps and zip codes to facilitate and standardize local food tracking systems.

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