Given the ever-evolving COVID-19 crisis, businesses in the food industry are adapting to the "new normal" by adapting to changes and uncertainty in their businesses. This article details industry trends, adaptations, and operational changes in the shared kitchen sector….
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Restaurants, food businesses, and shared kitchens faced great uncertainty at the onset of COVID-19, and continue to face uncertainty as the situation continues to evolve. This article is a collection of resources and strategies for navigating the complexities of….
COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of daily life, and has been an incredibly challenging time for small businesses. Shared kitchens are no exception. However, many shared kitchens and food businesses have found creative ways to survive and thrive, support….
Delivery and ecommerce are two strategies that restaurants and food businesses have adopted to mitigate the lost revenue resulting from COVID-related closures and limitations in the food and restaurant sector. This article provides strategies and information related to transitioning….
This step-by-step playbook can be used by any commercial kitchen to activate underutilized space into a food distribution operation during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. These community kitchens have the potential to come to the table and feed those….
Hear from three experienced panelists who sell their meats online & ship direct to consumers. Let’s turn the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity to connect our niche meats to hungry consumers. Topics will include: regulations, setting up an online….
NMPAN Director Rebecca Thistlethwaite will hold bi-weekly Zoom office hours in June and July for folks contemplating building or purchasing a small-scale meat processing facility (slaughter and/or cut & wrap), as well as retail exempt butcher shops. Informal discussion….
A webpage that is updated every other week with COVID related information and resources for meat producers and meat processors/distributors. It includes information on workplace sanitation practices, keeping employees safe, paid sick time laws, COVID symptoms to watch for….
Google document organizing COVID-19 resources for the higher education sustainability community. Categories include: Articulating Connections Between Coronavirus Crisis and Sustainability, Equity and the Coronavirus, Resources on Policy Responses that Support Sustainability, Working Online and Creating Virtual Events, Student Support….
National Farm to School Network has launched a new weekly e-newsletter to share a roundup of COVID-19 related resources and information with farm to school and farm to ECE stakeholders – similar to what is shared weekly in these….
During this devastating crisis, we are witnessing the opportunity and strength of resilient community food systems. Communities with strong local foods infrastructure and relationships already in place are able to respond and adapt to this crisis. Read this blog….
This blog from the National Farm to School Network highlights how The Common Market, a mission-driven distributor of regional farm products, was able to pivot activities and outlets during the COVID-19 crisis, ensuring on-going markets for local producers and….
This blog from the National Farm to School Network highlights the main components of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and provides links for additional resources and information…..