The Mississippi Food Policy Council’s Farm to Cafeteria Conference on December 3rd drew over 150 farmers, food service staff, and others to share ideas, network, and learn about successful programs throughout the country.
The Mississippi Food Policy Council and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic also released a new farm to cafeteria guide at the conference. Farm to Institution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Products to Local Institutions for Mississippi Growers is designed to give producers the tools they need to sell their products to institutions such as schools, hospitals, and prisons. A guide for institutions interested in purchasing from local farmers can also be found on our website’s publications page.
To get involved in future farm to cafeteria projects, or to learn more about what’s happening around the state, contact Farm to Institution Subcommittee Chair Judy Belue at jwbelue1 [at] gmail.com.
The Council wishes to thank the following partners for their help in making the 2nd Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference such a success: Delta Fresh Foods Initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, Inc., Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Wayne Farms, Rainbow Co-op, and the Mississippi Department of Health Office of Preventative Health.