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Local Catch Network (University of Maine)

There are a lot of different types of tourism “trails,” from vineyards to bird watching hotspots. Oyster Trails are an emerging concept that combine food, agritourism, and shellfish farming. These trails have existed in the United States since at least the early 2000s, but have proliferated in recent years. Each Oyster Trail is unique, but most can be distinguished by two common features. First, does the Oyster Trail define routes or is it set…

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…

The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice

Colleges and universities across the United States and around the world are scrambling to keep their students, faculty, and staff healthy, safe, and educated during the COVID-19 pandemic. As experts on the daily crises that derail #RealCollege students and prevent them from completing their degrees our team at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice offers the following considerations and resources to support your work….

CSA Innovation Network

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 online events featuring Facebook sharing of farm stories and farmer meet-and-greets via Zoom. This Innovation Brief highlights the positive outcomes of this unexpected pivot and the ways in which these platforms will be used in…

Farryl Bertmann University of Vermont, Emily H. Belarmino University of Vermont, Thomas Wentworth University of Vermont, Erin Biehl Johns Hopkins University, Roni Neff Johns Hopkins University

To understand how food systems and security are impacted during this pandemic, an online survey was launched in Vermont from March 29 – April 12, 2020 (less than a week after the “Stay Home/Stay Safe” order). This brief summarizes survey findings and respondent comments about experiences with two programs during the early weeks of the pandemic: the National School Lunch Program (school meals) and food pantries….

Farm to Institution New England

As part of FINE's work on how COVID-19 is impacting institutional food systems, this blog highlights how the COVID-19 virus has profoundly disrupted food operations in prisons and jails. Mark McBrine, Food Service Manager at the Mountain View Correctional Facility, shares how the Maine Department of Corrections has adapted their protocols to protect against the virus while demonstrating the benefits of sourcing local quality food….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment was assembled utilizing phone interviews with growers on April 15, 2020. It must be noted that markets as well as selling and purchase strategies change rapidly, almost daily, for most crop sectors with the current conditions of the market. Fluctuations for some of the projected figures could be expected….

Farm to Institution New England

This virtual forum for dining directors and interested partners shared responses to the COVID-19 corona virus crisis to learn from each other. We talked about food safety protocols, budgets, supporting staff in times of need, and how we can deploy and share resources to meet shifting needs and priorities. Resources, chat log, and other documents mentioned in the call can be found at https://www.farmtoinstitution.org/cov……

Farm to Institution New England

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 deeply into K-12 schools, Campus (college/university), Health Care, and Production/Farming/Fishing (breakouts are summarized verbally at the end, but were not recorded)….

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

AASHE

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 Resources, Upcoming Engagement Opportunities, Including Earth Day Ideas, Energy Management During Campus Closures, and Zen & Reprieve….

Wallace Center at Winrock International

Mapping can be a great tool for understanding what’s happening in the food system in your community, region, state, or the whole nation. However, there are lots of tools to choose from when making a map. Next up in a series on food systems mapping is a call about available data sets and mapping platforms, and how to find the right tools for your needs. Carolyn Talmadge from Tufts University and Cynthia Caul from…
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