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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

Many of our Hospitality Partners have joined Greener Fields Together in support of higher standards for sustainabilty, and the numbers continue to grow.

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Article: Fifth Group - "From Seed to Fork" | More hospitality partners here.

 

 

LOCAL FARMS & OTHER SUPPLIERS

Our Greener Fields Together certified farms continue to grow in numbers as more farmers recognize the value of agriculture practices that ensure safer produce, strengthen the local economy, and ensure a more sustainable food supply.

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Local Farm Grant Program

 

Cultivating Change Is A Local Farm Grant Program

A Local Farm 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.

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

Logistics: Delivery van, reefer truck

Equipment: Facilities, etc.

Capacity Building: Food Safety / GAP improvements, continued education

Marketing / Communications: Upgrade labels/cartons, marketing materials, support web site, 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"

 

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..