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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NESAWG Publication

At NESAWG's 2015 It Takes a Region Conference, The Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum gives us some tips on how mischief-making can be an effective tool for change-making.

Equity, Farming, Food Justice, Local and Regional Food Systems, NESAWG Publication, Policy & Advocacy

Shirley Sherrod inspired NESAWG 2015 Conference Attendees with stories of her experiences fighting for civil rights and family farmers in the South.

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.

Farming, Food Access, Food Security, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, Supply Chains, Sustainable Agriculture

Authors: Gerald Marten, Nurcan Atalan-Helicke (Editors)

In 2015, the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences published the Symposium on American Food Resilience. The 27 articles in the Symposium explore the vulnerability and resilience of food production and distribution from a variety of perspectives, providing a wealth of material that can be mined by researchers, teachers, practitioners, and policy makers for application to their own circumstances.

Food Hubs

Authors: James Matson, Jeremiah Thayer, and Jessica Shaw

This report is part of a multi-volume technical report series entitled Running a Food Hub, with this guide serving as a companion piece to other United States Department of Agriculture reports by providing in depth guidance on starting and running a food hub enterprise.

Energy, Farming, Fracking, Land Use, NESAWG Publication, Policy & Advocacy

Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn's talk on fracking and farming at the 2015 NESAWG Conference