SAREP's Gail Feenstra and Julia Van Soelen Kim are contributing authors on a new article "Value Chains for Sustainable Procurement in Large School Districts: Fostering Partnerships"  The article chronicles two separate pilot efforts to create value chains for mid-scale farms to supply large school districts' food-service operations with more healthful, local, and sustainably produced foods, using a modified farm to school model.  

The full abstract for the article can be found here.

*The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development is a new online journal and requires a subscription for complete articles.  For UC affiliates, the journal articles can accessed through the UC library system.