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Labor in Farm to Institution Supply Chains: Incorporating Worker Values into Local Food Procurement
January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
Local food procurement is not just about reducing food miles and greenhouse gas emissions but also includes sourcing food that is fair, just, and supports workers’ dignity. Today’s labor crisis is stark evidence of the need to listen and respond to the needs of workers in the food system. Join Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and our speakers from Worker-Driven Social Responsibility Network and Migrant Justice to learn more about their worker-driven model, how the model was started, and the organizations that have implemented it. We will discuss what farm to institution stakeholders can learn from this model and how institutions can support worker-driven solutions to long-lasting worker abuses. We’ll also take a closer look at the dairy industry in New England as an example of worker-driven efforts and leadership. Learn more about how farmworkers and allies are making Vermont dairy sustainable, unique, and a source of dignified work for this state.
FINE’s Farm & Sea to Campus webinar series creates peer-to-peer learning opportunities for dining program directors, chefs, foodservice operators, supply chain businesses, and other community partners who are engaged in procuring and promoting New England food.