Resources

In our role as the leading convener of food systems practitioners in the Northeast, we curate a library of resources on critical farm and food issues. We also publish our own papers and reports —from our seminal It Takes a Region: Exploring a Regional Food Systems Approach to Good Food for All Summary Report.  As we compile publications, maps, videos, and other materials, we will make them available here.​ You can share resources with us as well. 

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2016
Publication
Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

Authors:  Center for a Livable Future

Center for a Livable Future's overview of program areas and highlighted projects, followed by policy recommendations on key food systems issues for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress.

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Farming

Authors: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coaltion's Farmers' Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) outlines "must-know" information for farmers applying to the (CSP).

2016
Publication
Metrics

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) analyzed 189 organic agriculture research, education, and extension projects funded by the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions (ORG) competitive research grant programs from 2002-2014.

2015
Publication
Food Access, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

Authors: Amanda Essex, Douglas Shinkle and Mindy Bridges

This report examines state legislation in all 50 states enacted between 2012 and 2014 that aimed to strengthen various components of local food systems.

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2016
Map
Aquaculture, Farming, Fisheries & Seafood, Food Access, Food Justice, Food Systems, Land Use, Local and Regional Food Systems, Mapping

An interactive map of the many components of Maryland's food system layered with health and demographic data.

2016
Publication
Food Safety, Processes & Practices, Processing

Authors: Niche Meat Processing

Installment 2 of 4 in "Crash Course in Local Meat Processing." Learn the basic rules of local meat processing

2016
Publication
Processing

Authors: Niche Meat Processing

Great resource (1 of 4) from Niche Meat Processing on the basics of local meat processing.

2016
Map
Land Use, Mapping

A re-envisioning of the 50 United States as 7 "mega regions" based around metropolitan clusters and regional infrastructure.

2016
Publication
Food Hubs

Authors: Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

The 2015 National Food Hub Survey and its predecessor, the 2013 National Food Hub Survey, represent a broad effort to aggregate national level data on the characteristics and impact of food hubs

2016
Publication
Equity

Authors: Kirwan Institute

A study mapping opportunity in the Gulf Coast super region.

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