The Importance of Schools

Colleges, Universities, and Independent Schools are a critically important group for the promotion of sustainable agricultural and the preservation of Northeast Family Farms. The volume and types of products that institutional buyers use can go a long way toward the support of local farmers and their efforts to make fresh, healthy food available to students.

Our Commitment

Northeast Family Farms is committed to helping food service customers develop and supply sustainable dining programs that support local and regional food systems. Our products are purchased direct from small to medium sized family-run operations throughout the northeast. We pay a premium for all the meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables and cheeses we buy from our farm partners. While the extra amount they receive is not great, for many farmers this small bonus can make the difference between profit and loss.


Making a Difference

For every new school that commits to sustainable dining and using local products, another family farm can be added to the Northeast Family Farms program. Northeast Family Farms can provide information and expertise in for the development and support of sustainable dining program. We have professionals on our team that can help with menu planning, budgeting and purchasing, and we can even send out staff to speak at your student, faculty, alumni or board gatherings.

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More Information

For more information please contact us at:
Staff are available to answer any questions you might have about sustainable dining programs, or visit our FAQs page for quick answers to some commonly asked questions.


“As a high volume chef, I find that it is a relief to know that we are able to provide a local, sustainable, all natural, fresh NEFF beef product to our guests that has peak quality and flavor.”

Dan Ferland
Executive Chef