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8/8/18
FSNE Comment: As we get ready to start organizing the fifth consecutive 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge for April 2019, we are taking a moment to reflect on the learning from this past year. This post, from Curtis Ogden of the Interaction Institute for Social Change , shares how the impacts of the Challenge are rippling ever outward... “We never know how our small activities will
8/6/18
We are blessed in New England with a long tradition of farmers markets throughout the growing season. The number of active markets has increased and the seasons have expanded, with many towns boasting winter markets as well. These direct-to-consumer distribution methods are an important part of the "mix" that creates a vibrant local food economy, keeps money circulating in our local economy and
7/30/18
This week's lead blog post comes from our colleagues at Real Food Challenge , active members of the Food Solutions New England regional network. Real Food Challenge is excited to announce a technical update to our Real Food Standards! In an effort to keep our Standards aligned with changes in the food industry, Real Food Challenge students and alumni leaders have conducted research in
7/25/18
A Community Effort to Dissolve Cape Kids’ Hunger by Eileen Morris and courtesty of Edible Cape Cod A broad warehouse-like structure looms on Queen Anne Road in Harwich, among a range of commercial businesses along the industrial route. The building is the home of the Cape’s largest Family Pantry, which serves over 9300 clients through its home site, mobile pantry, and satellite pantry stationed
6/26/18
From our friends at Farm to Institution New England (FINE) Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new 50-State Food System Scorecard , which ranks U.S. states based on farm and food health, sustainability and equity. The scorecard highlights areas of success and potential improvement for states – and it can help food system stakeholders identify other states that are doing

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Featured image of UMass Amherst Dining courtesy of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation.