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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Food Hubs, Food Security, Food Systems, Processes & Practices, Production, Retail, Supply Chains

Authors: Adam Diamond, James Barham - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service

This report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products.

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Worker Justice, Food Security, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy, Retail, Supply Chains, Workforce

Authors: New England Farmers Union

New England Farmers Union created this presentation on co-operative business model as an effective tool for addressing some of the core problems in our current food system: persistent food insecurity, growing awareness of the gap between demand and supply for local and regional foods, and a pervasive concern that those producing our food are not gaining a viable livelihood from their effort.

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Food Hubs, Food Security, Food Systems, Land Use, Marketing, Policy & Advocacy

Authors: Micaela Fischer, Michael Hamm, Rich Pirog, John Fisk, Jeff Farbman, Stacia Kiraly

The 2013 National Food Hub Survey was conducted to collect information on many of the characteristics of active food hubs from a broad sample nationwide.

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Food Hubs, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy

Authors: James Barham, Debra Tropp, Kathleen Enterline, Jeff Farbman, John Fisk, and Stacia Kiraly

This publication is an outgrowth of the National Food Hub Collaboration's work and accomplishments in 2010. By compiling relevant and practical information, the Collaboration hopes to share lessons learned, promote the continued success of active food hubs, and spur the development of new food hub operations.

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Food Access, Food Security, Food Systems, Land Use, Policy & Advocacy

Authors: Michael Burgan, Mark Winne

This manual outlines some of the
 tools that can be used to create and sustain your own effective food policy
 council and to take steps toward that goal of food security for all
.

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Food Access, Food Security, Land Use, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Mike Austin, Jennifer Bunn, Jay Mitchell,

This toolkit was developed to provide legal resources for establishing community gardens on vacant or underutilized parcels of land.

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Land Use, Policy & Advocacy, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Heather Wooten, MCP (ChangeLab Solutions), Amy Ackerman, JD (

This toolkit sets forth a framework and model language for urban agriculture land use policies that communities can tailor to their particular context and needs.

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Development, Farming, Food Systems, Land Use, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Kyle Foley, Taryn Goodman, Bridget McElroy

This report, produced with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, examines the current state of funding for addressing the problems in the food system and promotes the goals and the vision for a healthier food system. Specifically, it looks at where capital is flowing and where it is not flowing, and what kinds of approaches are needed to increase the flow and effectiveness of capital where gaps currently exist.

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Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Elena Pons, Maud-Alison Long, Raúl Pomares

This publication, Promoting Sustainable Food Systems through Impact Investing, was produced by The Springcreek Foundation to provide a framework through which investors can play a critical role in the establishment and maintenance of regional sustainable food systems in the United States.

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Farming, Food Access, Food Systems, Land Use

Authors: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

The Greater Philadelphia Food System Study, published in 2010 by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), was undertaken to better understand the complicated regional food system that feeds Greater Philadelphia. DVRPC's food system study focuses on the agricultural resources, distribution infrastructure, regional economy, and stakeholders acting within the regional foodshed.

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