FFN Meeting May 20, 2015 – Hosted By Cherry Capital Foods

Network Council Business Meeting Agenda

May 20, 2015   10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Cherry Capital Foods – 1610 Barlow Street

  1. Introductions
    • In Attendance: Bill Palladino, Tricia Phelps, Heather Ratliff, Meghan McDermott, Brian Bourdages
    • Via Video Conference: Sharron May, Wendy Wieland, Scott Smith, Helen Leithauser.
    • Newcomers: Les Hagaman – Father Fred Foundation looking forward to having a presence here. Stuart Campbell – Perennial Farm & Garden Nursery, business entity interested in connecting.

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FFN May Business Meeting Agenda

Once again, deep apologies for messing up the meeting invitation last week.  We’ve had a lot going on and I simply put the wrong date on the calendar.  Hopefully some of you will be able to make it or tune in Wednesday May 20th at 10 AM at Cherry Capital Foods. The address there is 1610 Barlow Street. The building is the large warehouse structure behind the building at the street’s edge.  See our calendar for instructions and a map.

It’s our last formal meeting of the year, with June lining up to be an informal pot-luck style gathering of some sort, then off for the summer.  After some scattered input from around the network I have also added a brief discussion item to plan a revisit of our Network’s mission, goals and objectives for 2016. There is some indication that the Good Food Charter connection is good, but not fully representative of current Network direction. We’ll put this on the floor to hear what you think.

Here’s the invite and the revised agenda.  Thanks for your patience and continued trust.


Topic: Food and Farming Network Meeting May 20 (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)

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Meeting ID: 876 346 4532
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Proposed Agenda:
1.      Welcome and Introductions
2.      Grants Reporting

a.      New Grants Received
b.      New Grant Opportunities/ Opportunity to Collaborate

3.      New Website  (www.foodandfarmingnetwork.org)  Now a WordPress site.
4.      Project Task Force Reports

  • Introduction and reminder of task force roles
  • Standing Task Forces
    • FFN Overall Goal
      • 1. Farmers supply 20% of purchases
      • 2. Institutions source 20%
      • 3. Agri-business generation
      • 4. 100% access to ample, high-quality, healthy, and culturally diverse diet
      • 5. Farmland resources are available and affordable
    • Measurement
    • Summit
    • Recruitment / Outreach (Suggested New)
  • Other Reports from around the Network. (60 second updates)
  • Resetting Network Mission/Goals/Objectives for 2016  (Discussion)

5.    Scheduling

  • June – Potluck / Social Networking / End of the Year Event
  • Taking rest of July and August off.
  • Consider rescheduling meetings.  What’s the best week? Start back up in September.

6.    Other Relevant Business

7.    Adjourn  (Optional Tour of Cherry Capital Foods and/or Food Innovation Hub)