National FARM to INSTITUTION METRICS COLLABORATIVE ABOUT THE GROUP DECEMBER 2017 The organizations in the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative work across the country to measure and track the impact of the institutional market from producer to buyer. We have 30 members based in 20 states working at municipal, county, multi-county, state, regional, and national levels. We hold quarterly calls and occasional in-person meetings; offer opportunities for collaborative partnership; and provide a platform for sharing best practices, foundational metrics terminology, tools and resources. “Public and private institutions spend billions of dollars each year on food. Schools, universities, hospitals, prisons, corporate cafeterias, and senior care facilities share one thing in common—they prepare, cook, and serve thousands of meals every day.” Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food (Civil Eats, 2016) TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS K-12 SCHOOLS COLLEGES HEALTH CARE CORRECTIONS SENIOR CARE EARLY CHILD CARE CORPORATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES MORE INFO To learn how some of our member organizations are measuring the impact of farm to institution in their target area, continue reading. If you want to learn more or get involved in our listserv, quarterly conference calls, occasional in-person meetings, and plans for the future, please contact Nessa Richman at email@example.com. The National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative is coordinated by Farm to Institution New England.