Sustainable Farm-to-Hospital Toolkit: Using Written Protocols to Guide Direct Procurement of Food From Sustainable Farmers, Producers

A how-to-guide for hospitals in the development of goals, procedures and requirements related to purchase of foods directly from one or more

sustainable farmers/producers; mainstream hospital procurement of food directly from sustainable farmers/producers; address the general food safety concerns that arise when serving both healthy and immune-compromised people; provide sustainable farmers/producers with the

same information on hospital requirements and preferences and increase transparency in sourcing healthy, sustainable food from farmers/producers that are safe.

Author(s): Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy
December 2013

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