New England Farmers Union is working with Farm to Institution New England (FINE) to conduct research about the regional Farm to Institution (FTI) market. The FTI market includes public and private schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and other institutions.

FINE is interested in your unique perspective on marketing and selling to institutions – please take time to fill out this survey even if you do not currently sell to institutions.

Results from this survey will help service providers better understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the FTI market – we will know more about how and when institutional markets are valuable for your farm business and what challenges and opportunities you are likely to face in expanding or entering it. State agencies, farm associations, farmers, and nonprofit organizations will all have access to research findings to use for their business and strategic planning.

FINE really wants to hear from you, and they know your time is valuable. As an incentive to participate, FINE is giving away five $100 gift cards. Just provide your contact information at the end of the survey to have a chance to win. 

The survey should take 5 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on whether you sell to any institutions and other factors. You can access it here:

All responses will be kept confidential. Information will be published in summary format only and will not be traceable to any individual farm. To learn more about FINE, visit or contact Nessa Richman at

Thank you in advance for your time! 

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