Watch our informal bi-weekly office hours where we take questions from the audience of folks wanting to start new meat processing facilities. Our special guest for this call was Ted LeBow of Kitchen Table Consultants, an expert in food….
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The dining landscape changed dramatically due to COVID-19. To-go containers, plexiglass, and safe distancing signs have replaced the once familiar scene of hot trays, buffet bars, and students in close comradery. And now, as colleges further revise plans to….
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is compiling resources related to COVID-19 for processors and supply chain partners. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be added, please email email@example.com Find CEFS' COVID-19 portal: cefs.ncsu.edu/covid-19….
Supermarkets and convenience stores are primary operations that are critical to public health. They must be up and running for a community to survive and recover. They are exempt from Executive Order No. 2020-9 (COVID-19). Although food has not….
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fairs, events where farmers hold meet-and-greets with potential customers for the upcoming CSA season, largely came to a halt this spring due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings. In response, many farmers and organizations transitioned into….
This resource provides links to tools and protocols for when an employee test positive for the Coronavirus. This resources helps food production facilities, distributors and wholesalers manage and stay consistent with their approaches to such situations…..
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is providing this letter to individuals and businesses to assist in eliminating any confusion regarding documentation needed for essential critical infrastructure workers…..
This webinar focused on market-level platforms (either a sales platform or through listing vendor sites on the market website) that allow shoppers to place pre-orders to then be picked up at either a drive-through or walk-through market where vendors….
In this second virtual forum, we discussed challenges and solutions in the institutional food system as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 70 people participated from New England, around the US, and beyond. Breakout sessions dived more….
This conversation explores the impact that COVID-19 is having on small and medium sized meat processors, how they’re adapting to these challenges, and the changes underway to alleviate pressure and ensure lasting change. Presenters: Jessica Roosa, This Old Farm….
Market leaders are familiar with daily crisis control, but when the crisis is a global pandemic, the resilience and innovation of farmers market operators is vital. One way markets have adapted to COVID-19 has been by implementing drive-thru and….
This guest blog by NC Farm to Early Care & Education, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, highlights how relationships with local producers have ensured that this preschool in North Carolina had consistent access to healthy,….
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….
Actionable tactics farms can use to continue serving their customers during covid, by leveraging the convenience and “safe” online ordering many families are dependent on…..