NESAWG connects people who are forging a stronger, more sustainable food system throughout the region and across sectors.  These practitioners converge in our Work Groups -- both at our annual conference and online -- to share ideas and initiate dynamic collaborative projects.

Work Group activity ranges from sharing best practices to collaborating on more involved initiatives, such as the Research and Assessment Work Group’s Food Knowledge Ecosystem involving 15 partners across the region, and the Food Safety Work Group’s organizing work to influence the Food Safety Modernization Act implementation in our area.

Membership to most Work Groups is free and open to all practitioners, and offers full access to forums, meetings and other resources.


Our current Work Groups include:

Research and Assessments

Food Safety

Labor and Trade

Food Systems Planning Work Group



Diet, Access and Geography