Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
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Register for the 2022 MA Food System Forum: Reconnecting, Celebrating, and Moving Forward

The 2022 MA Food System Forum will be on Wednesday, October 12 from 8:30am – 4pm. It will be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, located at 366 Main St in Sturbridge, MA. Join hundreds of advocates, farmers, and other food system stakeholders in celebrating the innovative work and positive changes in […]

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2021 MA Food System Forum: Discussion Summaries

The 2021 MA Food System Forum was held December 3-9. Hundreds of food system stakeholders participated in discussions focused on how the various parts of the food system intersect and support each other, how they sometimes put pressure on each other, and how stakeholder work can help the local food system be more sustainable, equitable, […]

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2021 MA Food System Forum Recordings

The 2021 MA Food System Forum was held December 3-9. Hundreds of food system stakeholders participated in discussions focused on how the various parts of the food system intersect and support each other, how they sometimes put pressure on each other, and how stakeholder work can help the local food system be more sustainable, equitable, […]

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Register for the 2021 Food System Forum

See recordings from the Forum here! The MA Food System Forum will be held online December 3-9, 2021. We look forward to gathering virtually to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the food system in Massachusetts, and strategize about how to best address them together. Sessions will include panelist presentations and discussions. Please […]

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Register for the 2020 MA Food System Forum

This has been a turbulent year for Massachusetts’ local food system. Organizations and businesses have had to adapt their programs, address changing needs, and continue to operate safely in response to COVID-19. There has been a resurgence of energy in the Movement for Black Lives, as the pandemic disproportionately impacted communities of color.  In lieu […]

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A Resilient Local Food System: Conversations to help the Commonwealth recover

As we work to respond to and recover from the public health crisis, the Collaborative is launching a process to help develop recommendations for the local food system and shape our priorities for the future. The COVID-19 outbreak and the responses implemented to mitigate its further spread have altered every part of Massachusetts’ local food […]

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Materials from the 2019 MA Food System Forum

These materials were presented at the November 2019 MA Food System Forum. Keynote (Dr. Becca Jablonski): Tensions and Trade-offs in Food System Work Lobbying for Nonprofits workshop (Allen Mattison): Strategic Advocacy Lobbying Basics Permissible Issue Advocacy vs. Prohibited Campaign Intervention Using the Section 501(h) Lobbying Definitions

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Materials from the 2019 MA Food System Forum

These materials were presented at the November 2019 MA Food System Forum. Keynote (Dr. Becca Jablonski): Tensions and Trade-offs in Food System Work Lobbying for Nonprofits workshop (Allen Mattison): Strategic Advocacy Lobbying Basics Permissible Issue Advocacy vs. Prohibited Campaign Intervention Using the Section 501(h) Lobbying Definitions

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Register for the 2019 MA Food System Forum

Attend the 3rd Annual MA Food System Forum to learn new skills, celebrate successes, and collaborate across disciplines to increase equity and sustainability in the MA food system. 

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Report from the 2018 MA Food System Forum

More than 200 advocates and practitioners from all sectors of the food system attended the 2nd annual Massachusetts Food System Forum on December 12 in Leominster. The day was spent highlighting food system stakeholders’ work over the past year, and planning for collaborative action to come. Collaborative co-chair Liz Sheehan Castro, Director of Advocacy at […]

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