Topic: Operational & Public Health Protocols

Farmers Market Coalition

Too often the impacts of a crisis such as COVID-19 are not measured until long after the opportunity to implement policy and programmatic solutions has passed. In this report, researchers from three of NYC’s leading food policy and research institutions analyze COVID-19’s impact on NYC’s food system during the first six months of the pandemic. Our goal is to provide research-based recommendations for policies and programs that support food security, retail, quality, and the…

Farmers Market Coalition

Public markets systems in North America are both agile and fragile. When the coronavirus pandemic caused widespread stay-at-home orders and business closures, many markets across the continent stayed open, continuing to safely provide fresh and healthy food to residents as supply chains were strained and serve as an economic lifeline to farmers and other producers. It was in this extreme context that the Market Cities Initiative at Project for Public Spaces undertook this research…

Farmers Market Coalition

As Farmers Markets add curbside pickup, take advance orders, and offer bundled market purchases, customers are getting fresh, local foods in the midst of a pandemic. But, these innovations can also bring legal risk as well. With some advance planning, market managers can address these risks and create a program with strength beyond COVID-19. We’ll cover issues including increased liability risk, shifting insurance needs, potential licensing obligations, and concerns under site agreements. Your webinar…

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

The need for social distancing measures drastically changed operations at the Small Farm Unit at CEFS Field Research, Education, and Outreach Facility at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, NC. With more than 5,000 transplants in the greenhouse at the Small Farm Unit, it became imperative to find solutions to maintain essential operations to not lose the crop. Thanks to creative thinking and technological innovation, they were able to prepare the field and transplant many…

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

NC Farm to Early Care and Education, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems initiative, works with Sonflower Seeds Christian Preschool and Learning Center LLC and other early childhood facilities to purchase local food and provide children with experiential learning around local food. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonflower Seeds, in Silk Hope, North Carolina, continued caring for children of paramedics, police and other essential workers. Thanks to years of partnership building with local farmers, the…

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

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 janie_hynson@ncsu.edu Find CEFS' COVID-19 portal: cefs.ncsu.edu/covid-19…
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