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MFIN Gathering Story Slam: The Secret Sauce

During the MFIN Gathering in November 2019, network members shared their stories to give inspiration and motivation for growing farm to institution efforts. Learn about strategies that these members had to make their efforts a hit!

You may know someone with a secret ingredient that makes a recipe taste so good, yet keeps everyone guessing what makes it so. These stories won’t have you guessing what practices they implemented to make their farm to institution programs a hit. Phil Britton from Fresh Systems LLC, Carolyn Thomas from Macomb Intermediate School District and the MFIN Advisory Committee, and Heather Purple from JKL Bahweting School shared their stories at the Michigan Farm to Institution Network Gathering in November of 2019. Their stories will give you insight into the key practices, or “secret sauce”, that has helped them accelerate farm to institution work. The links below will give you access to each of the speakers' powerpoint presentations and speeches (recorded and transcribed).