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There are so many resources for learning more about food justice and our regional New England food system. This page will be updated regularly to showcase tangible ways you can increase your understanding of and impact on our food system.

Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show
Harvest New England 2017Harvest New England is a cooperative marketing program created by New England’s State Departments of Agriculture in 1992. It sponsors this regional conference every two years

March 7-9, 2017

Sturbridge, MA 

More information about the conference agenda, schedule, registration, and trade show can be found on the conference here.

Farm to Institution Summit
F2I Summit 2017 logo

DATE: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453

HOST ORGANIZATION: Farm to Institution New England

Save the date for the 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit! This two-day conference is designed for food system players who are working to increase the amount of local and regional food served in schools, colleges, and health care facilities. 

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Boston Local Food Festival

Food Solutions New England is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Boston Local Food Festival Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11am-5pm, on the Rose F Kennedy Greenway. Check out the "New England Village" to explore A New England Food Vision, meet some of the authors, and join the "Omnivore's Delight" Diet Challenge. Boston Local Food Festival is a program of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts.

Tackling Wicked Problems in Food Systems: NESAWG's 2016 It Takes a Region Conference

NESAWG conference logoThe Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)'s It Takes a Region Conference brings together farm and food systems practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. The 2016 conference is November 10-12 at the Hartford Hilton in Hartford, CT.

This year's theme: Tackling Wicked Problems in Food Systems

Wicked problems are not any old problems that just won’t go away. They are longstanding, complex, and difficult to define. In our collective work towards food system sustainability and justice, we constantly encounter wicked problems: food insecurity, farm viability, and farmworker exploitation to name a few. While we cannot expect immediate solutions, we must collaborate across our movement to develop feasible, long-term approaches to these intractable issues. 

Network Leadership Institute

Food Solutions New England is seeking regional thinkers and doers to participate in its first Network Leadership Institute, Fall 2016 - Winter 2017. We are inviting applications from individuals who are active in food system efforts locally and/or regionally, who are committed to FSNE’s values, and who are eager to contribute to the FSNE network.


Featured image courtesy of Red Fire Farm.