Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

What’s New


New report: Healthy Families, Sustainable Farms: Lessons learned from the Campaign for Healthy Incentives Program Funding


New report: Food Literacy in Massachusetts: Local Successes, Statewide Opportunities


Our new database of resources related to climate change and agriculture is available here.


The MA legislature is considering bills and budgets that will impact the local food system. Learn about the Collaborative’s priorities and how you can advocate for them by clicking here.


The state’s Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program (FSIG) provided $36 million to food system businesses and organizations in 2020 as they responded to the COVID crisis. Read our analysis of the program here.


The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many challenges within the food supply chain, and illuminated the importance of a strong local food system to meet the needs of food producers and consumers not just during crises, but at all times. Read the Collaborative’s report Massachusetts’ Local Food System: Perspectives on Resilience and Recovery.

Massachusetts’ Local Food System: Perspectives on Resilience and Recovery

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What’s New

New report: Healthy Families, Sustainable Farms: Lessons learned from the Campaign for Healthy Incentives Program Funding

New report: Food Literacy in Massachusetts: Local Successes, Statewide Opportunities

The MA legislature is considering bills and budgets that will impact the local food system. read more…

The state’s Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program (FSIG) provided $36 million to food system businesses and organizations in 2020. read more…

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many challenges within the food supply chain, and illuminated the importance of a strong local food system. read more…

About Us

The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative supports collective action toward an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and connected local food system in Massachusetts. We envision a local food system where everyone has access to healthy food, to land to grow food, to good jobs, and to the systems where policy decisions are made. Read more about our vision.


Our Strategy

State policy is essential to systemic change. How the state regulates, invests in, and sets goals for the food system has broad and lasting impact on people, businesses, and the environment. The Collaborative seeks policy changes that support food producers as well as consumers, and that promotes equity where long time systemic imbalances have created inequities. Our campaigns have contributed to the passage of significant legislation and state investments of tens of millions of dollars in the local food system. Read more about our strategy.


Our Work

We build coalitions to develop policy ideas, lead and participate in advocacy campaigns, educate the public about the value of a healthy local food system, and amplify the creative and successful work of local food system innovators.  Read more about our projects.

Massachusetts Food System Collaborative