|Food System Transformation||Nutrient Dense Food||Justice, Equity, and Sovereignty||Local/Regional Food Systems|
The fledgling Western Mass. Regenerative Food System intends to link together existing projects and bring financial resources to raise 30% of food regeneratively by 2030. Read the ambitious outline.
New England Region
The Good Food Purchasing Program transforms the way public institutions purchase food by creating a transparent and equitable food system designed to do for the food system what LEED certification did for energy efficiency in buildings. The Program provides a metric based, flexible framework that encourages large institutions to direct their buying power toward five core values: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, animal welfare and nutrition. The Good Food Purchasing Program is the first procurement model to support these food system values in equal measure.
The Sustainable Food Trust amplifies and connects organizations involved in this work. Read their suggestions about eating sustainably and follow their podcasts on how to transition towards food and farming systems, capable of nourishing both people and the planet.
Land to Market is a project of Savory Global: A community working to advance Holistic Management. It’s Ecological Outcome Verification is a standard scientists and researchers around the world developed. It is an empirical and scalable soil and landscape assessment methodology used to track outcomes in soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem function.
Know the farmer
Farm and food locator from CISA–Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
Local Harvest’s locator lists stores, farmer’s markets, and CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) sites