Blog: Case Studies

FINE Brings New England Leaders to Maine Prisons

Britt Florio, FINE Program Manager
In mid-August, Farm to Institution New England (FINE) organized a site visit to two correctional facilities in Maine to see first hand some exemplary…

We Need to Focus on the Damn Land: Land Grant Universities and Indigenous Nations in the Northeast

Hannah Leighton, Director of Research and Evaluation
Research by Maeve McCurdy, Fee Pelz-Sharpe, and Sofia Perrotto   In the Fall of 2020, three undergraduates from Smith College partnered with…

A Brief History of Labor Actions Among Dining Workers in Higher Education: Lessons for Current Labor Challenges

Megnot Mulugeta, Program Associate
In New England, colleges and universities are some of the largest employers of food service workers, who prepared and served close to 87 million…

The Hidden Truth About Eating Behind Bars: Interview with lead investigation researcher Leslie Soble

Brittany Florio, Program Coordinator
Today’s blog is an informal interview with Leslie Soble, the lead researcher on a groundbreaking report about prison food in America. About…

Dogfish in the Dining Hall?

Sarah Lyman, Director of Communications
Donate to FINE Dogfish in the Dining Hall? Challenge  Not long ago, Cape Cod fisherman Doug Feeney was barely making ends meet. Although he…

Beyond the Cafeteria: New Outlets for Local Food on Campus

Danielle Walczak, Farm & Sea to Campus Communications Intern
Three Models for Campus Local Food Subscription Programs Dining halls don’t have to be the only location for incorporating local food on college…