We work to build sustainable relationships between farms and a variety of institutions in order to improve access to healthy, locally-grown foods and to strengthen the regional economy.
We support this mission through each of our program areas.
- Offering technical assistance and farm-to-institution “matchmaking” to farms, institutional food services, and food distributors
- Operating the Massachusetts Farm to School Network to foster sharing of best practices amongst farm to school practitioners
- Engaging in regional food systems work to support farm to institution projects throughout New England
- Conducting annual research on the status of farm to institution-related sales and provide data to educators, community advocates, organizations, and government officials