New Website: Farm to College
Posted by on May 27, 2005
[posted from the Community Food Security Coalition listserv]
Announcing a New Website on Farm-to-College Programs!
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) has launched a new website with extensive information about sixty different farm-to-college programs around the country. You can find it at http://www.farmtocollege.org. It includes information about individual programs as well as overall characteristics of current farm-to-college programs.
The Community Food Security Coalition has a National Farm to College Program, which works with farmers, food service personnel, students, faculty and others to establish and maintain farm-to-college programs. Through farm-to-college programs, food service departments at colleges & universities purchase products from local, family farms to incorporate into special dinners and events on campus or for regular use in dining hall meals. By purchasing directly from local farmers, college food services support a more environmentally sound production and delivery of food and preserve the comfort and beauty of farmland.
Beginning in fall 2004, CFSC has been working to create a comprehensive list of active farm-to-college programs in the United States and Canada. As part of this effort, CFSC sent an online survey to key individuals at a number of schools that have well established farm-to-college programs. Results from this survey are presented on the website.
On the website, you can find information about specific programs, search for programs with certain characteristics and see graphs and charts summarizing key aspects of farm-to-college programs. You can also find links to resources related to starting and maintaining farm-to-college programs. If you would like information on adding your school’s information to this site, visit the survey page.
Please help us spread the word about this new website! If you can post information on websites, through listserves, in newsletters, or through other channels, this would be greatly appreciated. Please encourage programs that are not yet listed on the site to enter their data by filling out the on-line survey (this information is on the site).
If you have any suggestions or corrections for the site, please contact Sarah Murray, CFSC?s Farm-to-College intern: firstname.lastname@example.org
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