Published on April 20, 2022
Institutional buyers have a variety of options to verify their produce suppliers’ food safety practices. This resource includes videos, case studies, and links to additional information to learn about on-farm produce safety practices.
Published on March 9, 2022
In this meeting, we learn about the history of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and how we changed the culture of local food procurement in Michigan.
Supplier Diversity Programs for Institutions: Michigan Farm to Institution Network Virtual Network Meeting
Published on February 8, 2022
This first MFIN Virtual Network Meeting of 2022 focuses on supplier diversity programs for institutional food procurement.
Published on November 18, 2021
What role has the Michigan Farm to Institution Network played in linking Michigan institutions with local food and food suppliers?
Published on November 15, 2021
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network management team compiled a farm to school track for the 2020 School Nutrition Association of Michigan Annual Conference. Here we offer that set of short how-to and reporting sessions from the virtual conference.
Published on November 12, 2021
How did Michigan benefit from 10 Cents a Meal in 2020-2021? The Michigan Department of Education submits a report every year to the state legislature about 10 Cents a Meal, to which 10 Cents partners contribute.
Published on October 21, 2021
In this meeting, you’ll learn about seasonality guides and recipes, tips from Making Michigan Recipes Work and creative culinary techniques.
What a Dime Can Do: Impacts of Michigan’s 10 Cents a Meal Program - Michigan Farm to Institution Network Virtual Network Meeting
Published on September 30, 2021
In this meeting, you’ll learn about the impacts of 10 Cents a Meal in its pilot years (2016-2019) as speakers share results from the new What a Dime Can Do evaluation report.
Published on June 4, 2021
This webinar recording features presentations and discussions that focus on essential produce safety practices for farm to institution programs.
Published on April 8, 2021
Farmers and food distributors can watch this info session recording to learn more about 10 Cents a Meal, including who it reaches, how it works, and results it has produced.
Published on March 12, 2021
This training for 10 Cents Grantees in 2020-2021 school year includes a primer on procurement, sources and resources for purchasing local foods, and testimonials from school food service directors about their farm to school experiences .
Published on March 3, 2021
This paper presents a case study of how the Michigan Farm to Institution Network sought to practice inclusion in a statewide meeting and what was learned in the process.
Published on December 30, 2020
An at-a-glance overview of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network's accomplishments from 2010-2020.
Published on December 18, 2020
In this Michigan Farm to Institution Network meeting, learn about results from a local food purchasing survey of Michigan schools and what to expect in the year ahead for 10 Cents a Meal.
Published on October 20, 2020
This MFIN Virtual Network Meeting brought together Foodservice professionals, farmers, food suppliers, and vendors as well as farm to institution supporters and advocates.
Published on August 26, 2020
How did 10 Cents a Meal support children, food service directors, and farmers in the 2018-19 school year? View the evaluation survey results of the program's third year! An executive summary is also available.
Food Systems Resilience During the Coronavirus Pandemic: CACFP Programs, Food Hub Responses, and the Michigan Good Food Charter 2.0
Published on August 20, 2020
How do COVID-19 and food systems resilience, advancing equity and justice, and values-based purchasing apply to the Michigan Farm to Institution Network as we work to chart our course beyond 2020?
Published on July 31, 2020
This resource describes how 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms works and the impacts it can have. This state-funded pilot program matches what schools spend on Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes with grants of up to 10 cents per meal.
Food Systems in the Coronavirus Pandemic, Part 2: Farmworker Living and Working Conditions and State Agency Responses
Published on June 24, 2020
This MFIN virtual network meeting focuses on Michigan’s food and agriculture sector and conditions for farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating, Networking, and Gathering Feedback: 2019 Michigan Farm to Institution Network Gathering Evaluation Report
Published on June 23, 2020
The 2019 Michigan Farm to Institution Network Gathering aimed to celebrate farm to institution successes, to facilitate peer networking, and to gather feedback to inform the direction of MFIN beyond 2020.