In a state with rich agricultural resources and a long farming tradition, why are Mississippi’s institutions serving fruits and vegetables mostly shipped from other states and countries? Connecting Mississippi growers with institutions within the state offers a promising way to increase fruit and vegetable consumption while improving the economic viability of local farms. This step-by-step guide aims to help growers in Mississippi start to sell locally grown foods to be served in meals at institutions around the state, such as hospitals, schools, prisons, and state and local government agencies.
Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and Harvard Law School Mississippi Delta Project, "Farm to Institution" (2013). Delta Directions: Publications. 11.