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2021 New England Farm to Institution Summit
April 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
100% virtual, on the first three Thursdays of April: April 1, 8, 15, 2021.
The Northeast Farm to Institution Summit strengthens the regional food system by celebrating and supporting the role of institutions as anchors in the region. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders in a collaborative process, the summit generates ideas and connections that advance the ability of the Northeast to support viable farm, food, and sea businesses and healthy, just communities. The Summit welcomes both newcomers and pioneers on the forefront of the farm to institution movement to share their work, make connections, generate energy, and co-create strategies for addressing the most pressing challenges for our regional food system.
Since the first gathering in 2015, the Farm to Institution Summit has become a seminal event for stakeholders working to transform our regional food system by mobilizing the power of schools, hospitals, colleges, correctional facilities and other institutions. More than 500 participants typically attend, including food service operators, producers, supply chain businesses, advocates, public officials, and others dedicated to this work. This year we are intentionally working to welcome Black, Indigenous and people of color, middle of the supply chain actors, and our neighbors in New York.