Our team of researchers conducted a national survey of over 5,000 households in the fall of 2020. The survey provides important insights into how the pandemic changed the way that U.S. households made food choices and if some of the changes may be sustained post pandemic for their household. This Food Consumer Insights series provides information about what we learned to help guide businesses along local and regional supply chains.
Local Food Systems Response to COVID
Latest December 2020: Neighbor Loaves
Focusing on collecting and disseminating easily digestible ideas, best practices, and readily adoptable approaches to COVID adaptation, these 1-2 page briefs are designed to be easily shared by LRFS stakeholders to support timely innovation.
January 25, 2021
Innovations in State Policy and Implications for Local and Regional Food Sectors
NASDA Foundation (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) and Farm to Institution New England
Join us on the 3rd Monday of each month for a facilitated cross-sectoral discussion on topics including customer retention and engagement, emergency food, cooperative business models, state policies and consumer behavior.
January 25, 2021 – 1-2:30pm EST – Innovations in State Policy and Implications for Local and Regional Food Sectors
February 15, 2021 – 1-2:30pm EST – Formal and Informal Cooperative Development to Support Local and Regional Food Systems
March 15, 2021 – 1-2:30pm EST – Online Platforms: Pivots and Planning for the Future
April 19, 2021– 1-2:30pm EST – Integrating National Consumer Survey Results into Future Planning
May 17, 2021 – 1-2:30pm EST – Next Steps to Support the Local Food System in Times of Uncertain Consumer Behavior
(Webinars will be recorded and posted on our website)
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