Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

Other posts


Healthy Incentives Program Resources

Campaign for HIP Funding members have developed many resources for their local HIP consumers over the years. These resources include videos, templates for flyers, translated materials that can be printed out and distributed, and more! This page is intended as a resource for Campaign members and those who want to learn more about HIP. CISA […]

read more…

Resources to expand food system education at your school

Many policy and programmatic changes will help to expand food system education across the state. In addition, there are many resources available to help districts, schools, and teachers that are interested in teaching food literacy. Using an existing food literacy curriculum may help to design a sequence of food lessons that build over time and […]

read more…

Food Literacy in Massachusetts: Local Successes, Statewide Opportunities – The Executive Summary

To help Massachusetts children grow and lead healthy, independent, thoughtful lives, all students in grades K – 12 should have access to food system education in school, learning about agriculture, nutrition, food justice, and culinary skills. In doing so, they will learn critical life skills and will be better able to make decisions about food […]

read more…

Climate Resources for Farmers

Farmers feel the impact of climate change acutely, with excessive rain, extended droughts, temperature extremes, and other impacts all placing significant pressure on growers’ ability to plan, produce, and remain sustainable. It also impacts the food security of all Massachusetts residents.  This resource is a searchable data set of many federal, state and private programs […]

read more…

Mobile Food Vendor Working Group

The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative and the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards have formed the Mobile Food Vendor Working Group with representatives from several municipal health departments and inspectional services departments, and from UMass Extension and the Department of Public Health. The Working Group was created in response to a recommendation issued by the Working Group […]

read more…

Working Group on Farming and Public Health

Throughout the process of developing the food plan, many discussions focused on the balance between protecting public safety through health regulations, and supporting the growth and sustainability of farms and food businesses at all scales. Because of the complexity of this topic, the Plan did not attempt to resolve it, but rather offered a set […]

read more…

Stories from the Healthy Incentives Program

The Healthy Incentives Program is transforming families, farms, and communities. More than 100,000 families have used HIP, and more than 240 farmers grow and sell crops through the program. These are some of their stories. “We know we are helping the farmers as well. We support local farmers and businesses. If people don’t support farmers, […]

read more…

What HIP means to Aliza & Killian

When asked about why she shops at the Regional Environmental Council farmers markets, Aliza is quick to bring the conversation to her two year old son, Killian. A regular at the winter markets, she began cooking with beets for the first time this year.  Aliza says, “There’s a lot of stuff at the market we […]

read more…

What HIP means to Ilir

When asked about why he shops at farmers markets, Ilir says, “Quality is a must.”  Ilir shops at the Worcester Regional Environmental Council farmers markets for his family, including his wife and two children, ages six and three. He also frequently picks up produce for his father, who found out about the farmers market program […]

read more…

What HIP means to Anesti

Anesti is a Farmers Market regular who shops weekly at REC Mobile Markets. Originally from a small town in southern Albania, Anesti has lived in Worcester for the past 22 years and just celebrated his anniversary of arriving to the United States. Prior to moving to Worcester, Anesti was a veterinarian who worked for over […]

read more…
Next page »
Massachusetts Food System Collaborative