Save the Date: Sea to School Culinary Workshops
This spring we will be hosting a series of three seafood culinary workshops for school and college and university food service professionals.
These workshops will give you hands on experience working with the locally caught, sustainable species available in Massachusetts. From fish tacos to seafood chowder and more, you’ll learn from your colleagues at the forefront of the “sea to school” movement. You’ll also hear directly from fishermen about their practices and how you can help support local fishing communities and from seafood vendors eager to help you get your sea to school program off the ground.
Smith College, Northampton, MA – April 12th (More information & registration)
These workshops are offered with generous support by the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Seafood Marketing Program.
Webinar Series: Center for Regional Food Systems’ Presents Farm to Early Child Care
(Available to stream now)
Introducing healthy foods into a child’s life as early as possible creates healthy habits for a lifetime. In celebration of National CACFP Week, learn about how to incorporate local foods into early child care programs by watching the Center for Regional Food Systems’ Farm to Early Child Care Mini Webinar Series. This series contains 12 webinars on various topics including strategies for introducing new foods, local procurement, and purchasing from farmers. Each webinar is only 15 minutes! So enjoy in the celebration of bringing healthy, local food to our nation’s youngest.
21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
As part of a commitment to racial equity and food justice, the Food Solutions New England(FSNE) network is dedicated to normalizing conversations about race and racism. FSNE & Mass. Farm to School believe it benefits us all to have greater collective capacity in our region to identify and address the different ways the racism shows up in our lives (internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and structural).This Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by Food Solutions New England with support from the Interaction Institute for Social Change. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact the food system, to connect with one another, to identify ways to dismantle racism and become better leaders for a more just, equitable food system.
Webinar: Statewide Farm to ECE Network Building
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET
Statewide farm to early care and education (ECE) network building is a key approach to institutionalizing farm to ECE and increasing opportunities for all children, families, and communities to reap the many benefits of farm to ECE. Join us for the April NFSN Farm to ECE Webinar where we will hear from Emily Jackson of the North Carolina Farm to Preschool Network and Erin Croom of the Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Coalition who will share models from their states and identify keys to success in building a statewide farm to ECE network. This webinar is open to the public so please share through your networks. Register here.