NOFA Vermont's Farm to Institution programs connect people to local producers by bringing local food into hospitals, workplace cafeterias, school and college cafeterias, and other institutional settings.
We are interested in improving the connections between local producers, food hubs, distributors and institutions. We like to think of this as more to the third power: more local food to more people more easily!
Farm to Institution Partners:
- As part of our Farm to Institution work, we are very involved in bringing school food service and farmers together as a partner in Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), a statewide farm to school project.
- We work closely with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Marketing on our farm to institution projects. We are also members of both of the Vermont Farm to Plate's Aggregation & Distribution and Consumer Education & Marketing Working Groups.
- We continue to work with the Vermont Fresh Network and Health Care Without Harm to establish connections between producers, colleges and hospitals.
In 2014 and 2015, NOFA-VT worked with a variety of partners and institutions to research how institutions incorporate values in their local & regional purchasing programs.
For more information, or to talk with someone about your goals and ideas, call Abbie Nelson at NOFA-VT - (802) 434-4122.
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