Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) links community organizations, agencies, farmers, processors, distributors and buyers to provide high quality, local food to schools, colleges, hospitals, senior centers, and other residential settings.
Michigan Farm to Institution Network is a collaborative organization seeking to get more local foods to institutions and meeting the 20% Michigan foods to institutions by 2020 goal.
Farm to Institution Recipes developed by Farm to Institution New England
A new report by the USDA and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, has a chapter entitled “Institutions: An Emerging Market for Local and Regional Foods”
Healthcare and Hospitals
Healthcare Without Harm is an organization leading the charge to reduce the environmental footprint of the health sector.
The Chesapeake Foodshed Network hosted a Farm to Hospital webinarin partnership with Healthcare Without Harm and the Virginia Food System Council
Farm to School
National Farm to School Network is working towards changing education and food purchasing practices at schools across the country.
Chesapeake Foodshed Network: Moving Toward Local Scratch-Cooked School Food (Webinar)
National Farm to School Network Resource Database
Farm to Elder Care
Farm-to-Table Dining Hits the Retirement Home featuring the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community based in Harrisonburg.
Farm to Institution New England (FINE) Report “Getting it There: Understanding the Role of New England Food Distributors in Providing Local Food to Institutions”
Chesapeake Foodshed Network: Regional Farm to Institution Insights: Learning from Stakeholders Across the Value Chain (Webinar)
Massachusetts Farm to School Project developed a guide, Does It Make $en$e For Your Farm: Selling to Schools and Institutional Customers