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Tell me about Greern Fields Together   

Safe, sustainable produce. That’s what Greener Fields Together was created to deliver. Why? Because a seed-to-fork approach that educates and engages partners at every link in the fresh produce supply chain is the right thing to do. Greener Fields Together quantifies sustainability efforts with every partner, facilitates continuous improvement at every link and, ultimately, creates a future for conscious production and consumption.

Greener Fields Together is a groundbreaking, industry-wide sustainability program for the entire produce value chain. It was created and is administered by PRO*ACT and its national network of independently-owned local purveyors. As a formalized, stand-alone program, Greener Fields Together engages and involves farmers, distributors, foodservice operators and retail locations in efforts to work toward safer produce from seed to fork.

 

LOCAL HOSPITALITY • RETAIL • HEALTH CARE • SCHOOLS

     

A growing number of hospitality organizations are recognizing the benefit of Greener Fields Together for its focus on preserving the food service value chain through programs, education, and fostering commitment to using local produce and managing business based on principles of sustainabilty and supporting the local economy.

Alma Cocina (Fifth Group) | web site

Athens Regional Health Systems | web site

Bold American (Fifth Group) | web site

Ecco (Fifth Group) | web site

Hampton + Hudson | web site

Haven Restaurant and Bar | web site

La Tavola Trattoria (Fifth Group) | web site

Lure (Fifth Group) | web site

Peach & the Porkchop | web site

Salt Yard | web site

South City Kitchen (Fifth Group; 2 locations) | web site

Serpas True Food (Fifth Group) | web site

Ted's Montana Grill | web site

The Mill Kitchen & Bar | web site

The Original El Taco (Fifth Group) | web site

Twain's Billiards & Tap | web site

Venkman's | web site

Valenza Italian Restaurant | web site

Vero Pizzaria | web site

Zeal Modern Eatery | web site

Article: Fifth Group - "From Seed to Fork"

 
   

More hospitality partners here.

       

 

 

LOCAL FARMERS • OTHER SUPPLIERS

 

Cultivating Change Is A Local Farm Grant Program

A Local Farm Grant Program

 

Grant Program

Giving Back Is Good: We believe in local farming and we believe that supporting growers in our communities is the best way to ensure a future for food. Cultivating Change, the Greener Fields Together local farm grant program aims to fund projects or pursuits that will help local farmers do what they're best at: farming. Grant amounts from $3,000-$10,000 will be funded on an annual basis to qualifying growers through an online voting platform and peer review panel.

Certifications: Organic, Non-GMO Project, Biodynamic, Fair Trade, Food Safety Audit, Infrastructure, Reusable Plastic Containers (RPC's),

Logistics: Delivery van, reefer truck ƒƒ

Equipment: Facilities, etc

Capacity Building:ƒƒ Food Safety / GAP improvements, Continued education

Marketing / Communications: ƒƒ Upgrade labels / cartons ƒƒ Marketing materials / support ƒƒ Website / Social Media Platforms

TO Get Started: Visit Greener Fields Together's Cultivating Change web site and learn about the full program, then fill out the Grant Application Form (online only).

Download "Cultivating Change Grants Program"

 

Local Farm GFT Partners

Click on GFT for farm details and links. Click on Full Screen to view in full screen mode. Click and drag cursor to reposition map. Use mouse wheel or the + and - in the bottom right to zoom and or out.

 

 

The owner of StoneCreek Hydroponics in North Georgia shares his story about Greener Fields Together and the certification process. StoneCreek Hydroponics is Royal Food Service's supplier of hydroponic lettuces..