How is the farm to institution movement doing in New England?

Farm to School

4,628 K-12 Schools

600 School Gardens

16% of total annual budget spend on local food

Farm to College

200 colleges and universities with dining services

87 million meals served*

21.5% of total food budget spent on local food*

Farm to Hospital

256 hospitals

152 facilities active in the Health Care Without Harm network

15% of total food budget spent on local food*

Food Distribution

47% of sales go to institutions*

21% of gross sales are local food*

88% of distributors believe their sales of local food to institutions will increase

Food Production

34,877 Farms

61% of producers are interested in starting to sell to institutions*

3 acres of local food grown per producer who sells to institutions*