Episode 204. School Purchasing Cooperative in Ohio

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Tammy Howard, a National Center for Appropriate Technology sustainable agriculture specialist at NCAT’s Rocky Mountain West Regional Office, talks with Alison Patrick of the Feed our Future initiative, based in northeast Ohio.

Tammy and Alison talk about the Feed our Future Farm to School pilot program, which led to the development of a school purchasing cooperative and a wide expansion of local produce purchasing. She also discusses the important role that food hubs have played in providing the quantity and consistency that school require.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Feasibility for a Central Texas Food Hub

Food Hubs

Food Hubs: A Producer Guide

Food Hubs and School Sales

Other Resources:

Feed Our Future

For more information on this topic, you can contact Tammy Howard directly via email at tammyh@ncat.org.

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