Non-Profit Brokers and Farm to Institution Sales in New England: Reduce Your Farm’s Costs When Selling to Institutions

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2013: $14,745.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Grant Recipient: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Daniel A. Lass
University of Massachusetts
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Nathalie Lavoie
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Recent research on farm profitability in farm to institution markets in New England suggests that non-profit brokers that connect local food to local wholesale buyers support farm profitability. The purpose of this publication is to inform farmers in New England about non-profit brokerage services so that they may sell to wholesale markets institutional markets like schools, hospitals, correctional facilities and colleges more profitably. Information was provided voluntarily by the organizations, and is up-to-date as of February, 2016. Please contact individual organizations for addtional information or to access these services. Inclusion or exclusion of non-profit services in this document is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation or lack thereof of the services provided.
Jill Ann Fitzsimmons
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.