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1/15/19
New England Food System Capacity-Building Project : Building Capacity for Food System Transformation Call for Co-Creation Team Members Apply by January 29. Notification by February 5. If you are passionate about racial equity in the food system, how we tell our stories, and democratic empowerment and participatory leadership, please consider applying for a spot on this short-term team! Please
1/15/19
This article, by Curtis Ogden, orginally appeared on the IISC blog. “We are the living conduit to all life. When we contemplate the vastness of the interwoven network that we are tied to, our individual threads of life seem far less fragile.” – Sherri Mitchell, from Sacred Instructions Photo by Marie Voegtli, “network” shared under provisions of Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0. Last week
1/15/19
This article was originally published on TuftsNow. By Laura Ferguson January 15, 2019 Tufts, Harvard, and Boston College are coming together to support sustainable regional agriculture by investing in New England farms that can help them provide fresh, seasonable vegetables in their dining halls throughout the academic year. The three schools, all of which operate independent dining services,
12/18/18
This post orginally appeared on the website of FSNE Network Team partner Eating with the Ecosystem. Please support their work! GUEST BLOG BY HAYLEY FRANZ, URI MARINE AFFAIRS STUDENT Hayley volunteering at one of Eating with the Ecosystem’s Scales & Tales Food Boat events this fall. On November 29, 2018 I had the pleasure of listening to two graduate students talk about their studies at the
11/25/18
The following letter to the editor from Food Solutions New England was published in the Boston Globe in response to their recent editorial on the future of food. Thanks to the Globe Ideas section for highlighting the future of food, a subject that demands all of our attention. The editorial “Embrace the future of American food — in three easy steps” illustrates just how much is at stake. In a
9/25/18
As part of our mission to strengthen our regional food system network, Food Solutions New England (FSNE) launches the third year of its Network Leadership Institute this week with an inspiring new cohort of participants ! Drawn from more than eighty applicants, this year's cohort of nineteen individuals is comprised of food system practictioners from all six New England states, representing food
9/9/18
Today's post is from our friends at Real Pickles! Come visit them (and Food Solutions New England) at the upcoming Boston Local Food Festival on September 16th! ------------ As you may know, here at Real Pickles we are deeply committed to buying our vegetables only from Northeast family farms and selling our products only within the Northeast . One way in which we are able to achieve this, and in
8/27/18
FSNE Note: We are honored to share this piece from Vanessa Garcia Polanco, an alumna of FSNE's Network Leadership Institute, as she heads out on her next adventure! I am moving to the midwest to pursue graduate school. Ready for the challenge that is to learn a new regional culture, new food systems and English words that will substitute New England colloquialism like bubbler and wicked. As a
6/26/18
From our friends at Farm to Institution New England (FINE) Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new 50-State Food System Scorecard , which ranks U.S. states based on farm and food health, sustainability and equity. The scorecard highlights areas of success and potential improvement for states – and it can help food system stakeholders identify other states that are doing
4/3/18
I am guilty. I am guilty of drinking fair trade and organic coffee out of mason jars. I am guilty of supporting farm-to-table restaurants owned by white folks in communities of color. I am guilty of being one of the few people of color at the farmer's markets while the other patrons stare at my Afro-Latina looks in disbelief that I can afford and want to buy fresh produce. I am guilty of being

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