To develop possibilities for improving leadership transition processes for small farm and food system nonprofits, and generate ideas for how to keep these leaders involved and advancing the sector.
To preserve the viability of New American farmers and food businesses in Maine and the Connecticut River Valley, particularly as COVID persists; and to raise the profile of cooperative ownership in the regional food system.
To support the Milk with Dignity campaign, which works to broaden the definition of sustainable food production to include the dignity and rights of workers, and transform the dairy industry through worker-driven social responsibility that compels dairy brands to ensure…
To ensure that all Massachusetts students have access to high quality, culturally relevant meals featuring local food and to food education in school.
To catalyze meaningful change toward a sustainable and just food system through policy outreach and education, peer learning, collaborative partnerships.
To implement improvements in the organization’s internal structure and workplace culture, and advance the “Bypass” project through experimentation, product development, and increased sales.
To advance its building purchase and continuing market development initiatives to drive more local, diverse procurement and contracts from food service operations.
To build sustainable food systems through campaigns on college and university campuses, and to grow the broader movement for healthy, just, and sustainable food by bringing people together through in-person and digital organizing.
To strengthen NFFC’s movement building and policy advocacy by influencing the planning, media coverage, and content of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit in New York City.
To increase inter-food hub transactions and sales, while also building more efficient systems and envisioning the future of New England food hub networks.