Audience: Extension/Technical Assistance Provider

Farmers Market Coalition

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 are required to be on-site to hand off their goods. (In some cases, these markets may also be allowing sales for some walk-in customers and may also be handling SNAP sales at their booth.) Market…

Farmers Market Coalition

Farmers market operators are among those leading for how local food is meeting this historic moment including “drive-thru” models, delayed entry, pre-bagged goods, new layouts and more. For this webinar, market operators shared how they actually implemented a new COVID-19 practice through the physical redesign of market spaces. It did not cover online platforms that some market leaders are using to build new, off-site purchasing systems; that topic will be covered in future webinars….

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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)….

The Food Corridor

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 their communities, and adapt to the constantly changing COVID landscape. This article discusses trends and specific instances of pivots and adaptations in the shared kitchen industry during this time….

The Food Corridor

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 most in need. The playbook begins by describing the O'Side Kitchen Collaborative model, outlines tips to get started, and details ways to source food, raise funding, source labor and manage food operations. Developed in collaboration…

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…

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling resources related to COVID-19 that will be relevant to the farm to school and farm to early care and education community. This page includes content specific to Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals. The content will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have recommendations of resources to add here, please email anna@farmtoschool.org….

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling policy-related questions and answers for how COVID-19 is impacting farm to school and farm to ECE efforts. In this document, find a summary of information about how the federal government has done so far to allow farm to school and ECE programs to adapt; what resources are available to farmers who are suffering losses as a result of school and program closures; and more. Have a policy…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

In response to shifting supply and demand, many food systems practitioners are turning to mapping to better understand the supply chains in their regional food systems. Oftentimes, mapping efforts are not coordinated and can be inefficient or inequitable if not created collaboratively. Wallace Center created this spreadsheet to provide resources on mapping tools and platforms, and also to try and create connections between people making similar maps or working in similar regions. Feel free…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

The current pandemic has upended food supply chains around the country and the world. Value chain coordination is key to identifying and rearranging new surpluses and deficits to ensure people can access healthy food and businesses can continue to operate. Hallie Casey from the Sustainable Food Center in Austin, TX, Molly Riordan from the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health , and A-dae Briones from First Nations Development Institute share how they are…

National Farm to School Network

As always, farm to ECE is a tool to meet the goals, vision, and values of an ECE. Included here are reasons farm to ECE is even more relevant during a pandemic and a post-pandemic world in supporting providers in meeting the needs of children and families. This information can provide talking points and help you connect to interested providers, families, communities, and stakeholders to help build or rebuild farm to ECE initiatives and…

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network's response efforts are grounded in a central goal of continuing to advance towards our vision of farm to school and farm to ECE programs supporting strong and just local and regional food systems that strengthen the health of all school children, farms, environment, economy and communities across the country. Find information at this resource hub about NFSN's COVID-19 Relief Fund, resources, policy advocacy opportunities, and stories about how the…
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