Events

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November 30, 2017 12:00pm to December 2, 2017 3:00pm

Join fellow nonprofit leaders, Grassroots Fund grantees, and passionate citizens on November 30 - December 2 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH for the RootSkills Conference as part of the RootSkills Series Training: Building Resilient Communities.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel •
December 5, 2017 (All day) to December 7, 2017 (All day)

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture.

Santa Cruz, CA •
January 21, 2018 (All day) to January 26, 2018 (All day)

Join over 20 School Garden Support Organization teams from across the nation to strengthen your organization’s goal of enhancing professional development and ongoing support for school garden programs in your region.

Killington Grand Resort, 228 E Mountain Rd, Killington, VT 05751 •
October 26, 2017 3:00pm to October 27, 2017 2:00pm

The Farm to Plate Annual Gathering is the one time each year when the entire Farm to Plate Network comes together to reflect on what has been accomplished and plan for the challenges that lie ahead implementing Vermont’s food system plan.

October 30, 2017 4:00pm

UMass Boston - Women's and Gender Studies 270 class - GUEST LECTURE: Rachel Sayet (Mohegan Tribe)

The 224 Ecospace, 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105 • November 4, 2017
8:30am to 12:00pm

The face of farming is radically changing. How can we encourage more African American/Black, Latinx and API/APA communities to be in the vanguard of these changes in New England? Join us Saturday, November 4, 2017 for a rare opportunity to raise the voices of global majority actors with a vested interest in agrarian-based ventures statewide and regionally. This open, pre-registration required event also serves an introduction to the upcoming Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Farming hosted by Hidden Acres Farm, Inc. in New Haven, CT in late June 2018: www.wherewomengather.eventbrite.com.

November 4, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm

he face of farming is radically changing. How can we encourage more African American/Black, Latinx and API/APA communities to be in the vanguard if that changes in New England? Join us Saturday, November 4, 2017 for a rare opportunity to raise the voices of global majority actors with a vested interest in agrarian-based ventures statewide and regionally. This open, pre-registration required event also serves an introduction to the upcoming Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Farming hosted by Hidden Acres Farm, Inc. in New Haven, CT in late June 2018: www.wherewomengather.eventbrite.com.

Virtual • November 15, 2017
2:00pm to 3:00pm

You're invited to join us for the first webinar in our Getting Down to Details series, designed to improve the way New England's farm and sea to campus supply chain works. This webinar will be focused on velocity reports, a tool used by food service managers to track inventory and determine how quickly food on hand will be depleted. Mike Webster, the general manager of dining services at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, will provide participants with tips to analyze their local food buy, balance the budget after selecting higher priced local products, and more. This supply chain webinar series is co-hosted by the New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network and Farm to Institution New England. Mark your calendar for "Getting Down to Details: How to Use Velocity Reports to Up Your Game on Sourcing Local Food" on Nov. 15th at 2 pm, then stay tuned for more information!

November 15, 2017
5:00pm to 8:00pm

FROM 1979 TO 2003, MARK WINNE WAS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HARTFORD FOOD SYSTEM, A CONNECTICUT NON-PROFIT FOOD ORGANIZATION. HE IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF THE COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY COALITION WHERE HE ALSO WORKED AS THE FOOD POLICY COUNCIL PROGRAM DIRECTOR FROM 2005 TO 2012. HE WAS A KELLOGG FOUNDATION FOOD AND SOCIETY FELLOW, A JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH VISITING SCHOLAR, AND A MEMBER OF THE U.S. DELEGATION TO THE 2000 ROME CONFERENCE ON FOOD SECURITY. HE IS MOST WELL-KNOWN FOR HIS BOOK CLOSING THE FOOD GAP: RESETTING THE TABLE IN THE LAND OF PLENTY. HIS UPCOMING BOOK, STAND TOGETHER OR STARVE ALONE: UNITY AND CHAOS IN THE U.S. FOOD MOVEMENT, WILL BE RELEASED AT THE END OF 2017. THROUGH HIS OWN FIRM, MARK WINNE ASSOCIATES, MARK SPEAKS, TRAINS, AND WRITES ON TOPICS RELATED TO COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEMS, FOOD POLICY, AND FOOD SECURITY. HE ALSO SERVES AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE CENTER FOR A LIVABLE FUTURE AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. MARK WILL BE DELIVERING A TALK ON THE ROLE OF PUBLIC POLICY IN ADDRESSING FOOD INSECURITY.

Leominster • November 17, 2017
9:30am to 3:30pm

oin the MA Food System Collaborative for: reports on progress made toward goals from the MA Local Food Action Plan from state and community organizations; conversations about opportunities for more collective action toward a sustainable and equitable food system; updates on recent legislative action; and panel discussions on how to best advocate for the issues, funding, and programs that strengthen our food system.

December 5, 2017 (All day) to December 7, 2017 (All day)

What: FREE 3-day training for selected entrepreneurs sharing the skills & resources you need to grow your business including marketing, telling your story, break-even analysis, understanding financial statements, fundraising, and more! Who: Good food entrepreneurs growing vibrant local food systems in the Northeast U.S. When: Dec. 5-7, 2017. APPLY BY Oct. 13. Where: Lindentree Farm, Lincoln, MA Win: Up to $10,000 cash prizes at final pitch fest.

December 5, 2017
8:30am to 1:00pm

The Greater Quabbin Food Alliance meets twice a year to connect, network, and work together on issues impacting local farmers, health, food access, and economic development. Ongoing projects include regional efforts to get more local food served at institutions, jump-start more food businesses in our area, support area farmers markets, coordinate efforts to protect farmland and help farmers, and address food access barriers.

Marlborough • December 5, 2017 10:00am

FARM SUCCESSION SCHOOL FOR SENIOR FARMERS AND FARM COUPLES LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT AND FARM TRANSITION.

Pocantico Hills •
December 6, 2017 (All day) to December 8, 2017 (All day)

Please join us at Stone Barns Center in early December for a gathering of beginning farmers, chefs and leaders in the food and agriculture movement to explore practical approaches and innovative ideas for changing our food system.

December 6, 2017 10:00am

FARM SUCCESSION SCHOOL FOR SENIOR FARMERS AND FARM COUPLES LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT AND FARM TRANSITION.

Warwick • December 8, 2017 10:00am

FARM SUCCESSION SCHOOL FOR SENIOR FARMERS AND FARM COUPLES LOOKING TOWARD RETIREMENT AND FARM TRANSITION.

Worcester • January 13, 2018 (All day)

The day-long conference features a wide variety of workshops on many aspects of regenerative organic growing, food systems policy, and land management appropriate for growers and organizers of all scales.

Martin Institute at Stonehill College, 320 Washington St, Easton, MA • February 10, 2018
8:30am to 3:00pm

The Farm at Stonehill and Farm to Institution New England will host a one-day summit at The Martin Institute at Stonehill College to offer campus farmers the change to connect in person about what makes their farms successful.

Cincinnati, OH •
April 26, 2018 9:00am to April 27, 2018 4:00pm

Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 26-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,200 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510 •
June 28, 2018 8:00am to June 30, 2018 5:00pm

What’s the key ingredient to healthy communities? Women leading food system change. Women make up one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers today and we come from a long and deep history and tradition of cultivating the soil. This fresh crop of women farmers today find innovative ways to champion local agriculture and foster greater collaboration and cooperation, all based on an intentional intersectionality: we are all connected. Collectively, women “connect the dots” and improve the health of our environment, stimulate the economy, build a greater sense of community, and nurture a more vibrant food system. What does our future hold? How can we support more women cultivating these connections? Come celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today — and in the future.

New Haven •
June 28, 2018 8:00am to June 30, 2018 5:00pm

Working Theme: Women, Intersectionality and Food Systems