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Producer Perspectives: The New England Farm-to-Institution Market
Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is pleased to announce a report that highlights data collected from farmers in the region. This is the third report in FINE's new series designed to help food system stakeholders understand the impact of institutional markets on New England's food system.
“Producer Perspectives: The New England Farm-to-Institution Market” presents in-depth findings and makes specific, data-driven recommendations for farmers, producer service providers, government officials, funders, and institutions.
This report examines the differences in characteristics between producers who sell direct-to-institution and those who do not. It delves deeper into the practices of producers that sell direct-to-institution. It also explores sales to institutions through intermediaries like food distributors, food hubs, and food service management companies.
In total, 223 farmers responded to the survey. Small, medium and large farms are represented in the findings. Together, these farms had more than 15,000 acres in production in 2015.
Stay tuned for more information about this free webinar from Farm to Institution New England!
Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.