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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Equity, Farming, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

This report, from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley, provides an in-depth analysis of the US Farm Bill with a particular focus on how Farm Bill policies are shaped by corporate power and how such policies affect the lives of marginalized communities.

Food Access, Funding/Financing/Lending

Authors: Brian Lang, Caroline Harries, Miriam Manon, Jordan Tucker, Eugene Kim and Sara Ansell of The Food Trust; Pat Smith of The Reinvestment Fund

This handbook lays out a step-by-step approach to developing state and local policies that encourage the development of supermarkets and other healthy food stores in underserved communities.

Food Access, Funding/Financing/Lending, Local and Regional Food Systems

A training module to educate lenders on how to finance businesses that support healthy food production and access.

Food Systems

From the Growing Food Connections Project: the Exploring Stories of Innovation series, a series of short articles that explore how local governments from across the United States are strengthening their community’s food system through planning and policy.

Farm to Institution

SETTING THE TABLE FOR SUCCESS: A Toolkit for Increasing Local Food Purchasing by Institutional Food Service Management

Mapping, Policy & Advocacy

This map from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture shows the 112 land grant institutions in the United States and its territories.

Conservation, Land Use, Mapping

This series of maps from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service shows participation in the Conservation Stewardship Program by state.

Policy & Advocacy

Authors: Food Policy Action

Learn where your elected officials stand on critical food and farming issues.

Food Access, Nutrition

Authors: Healthcare Without Harm

This report reviews hospital efforts across Massachusetts to improve healthy food access through community benefit initiatives.

Food Access, Nutrition

Authors: Union of Concerned Scientists, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

A Policy Brief from the Union of Concerned Scientists discusses how federal policies and programs can help hospitals improve healthy food access to low-income consumers.