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Announcing a F2iSummit Review

Tania Taranovski, Director of Programs
FINE is pleased to announce a new document that reviews the 2023 Northeast Farm to Institution Summit, in conjunction with the launch of a new…

FINE Brings New England Leaders to Maine Prisons

Britt Florio, FINE Program Manager
In mid-August, Farm to Institution New England (FINE) organized a site visit to two correctional facilities in Maine to see first hand some exemplary…

We Need to Focus on the Damn Land: Land Grant Universities and Indigenous Nations in the Northeast

Hannah Leighton, Director of Research and Evaluation
Research by Maeve McCurdy, Fee Pelz-Sharpe, and Sofia Perrotto   In the Fall of 2020, three undergraduates from Smith College partnered with FINE to…

A Brief History of Labor Actions Among Dining Workers in Higher Education: Lessons for Current Labor Challenges

Megnot Mulugeta, Program Associate
In New England, colleges and universities are some of the largest employers of food service workers, who prepared and served close to 87 million…

The Hidden Truth About Eating Behind Bars: Interview with lead investigation researcher Leslie Soble

Brittany Florio, Program Coordinator
Today’s blog is an informal interview with Leslie Soble, the lead researcher on a groundbreaking report about prison food in America. About Leslie…

NOFA Panelists Share the Value of Strong Relationships in the Face of a Pandemic

Britney Danials, Communications & Special Projects
Farming and Zoom-ing don't always go together, but this year, the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) pulled it off. The first-ever virtual…