Below you will find a sampling of Food Systems Research Institute testimonials from recent clients.

Northern Community Investment Corporation

“As a community economic development organization, Northern Community Investment Corporation’s mission is to strengthen businesses, communities, and employment opportunities across Northern New Hampshire and Northeastern Vermont. As a region with deep agricultural roots we see great opportunity to revitalize the regional economy through local agriculture. We contracted with the Foods System Research Institute to help us understand the system as it exists today and to get an idea of agricultural trends in the region, specifically related to the protein industry. The FSRI staff is incredibly skillful and was extremely professional throughout our work together. The research and mapping they produced for us was well beyond our internal means yet was integral to helping us understand the current system and the opportunities that can grow from it—specifically helping us to understand the capacity the region has for expanding protein production. The report FSRI produced for NCIC will help us to move forward with expanding agricultural opportunities in the region, helping to turn Vermont and New Hampshire farms into viable businesses, creating jobs along the way.”

– Katelyn Robinson, NCIC Project Manager

Vermont Food Bank

“The Vermont Foodbank had a great experience working with the team at Food Systems Research Institute. Their data analysis allowed us to identify gaps in our service to Vermonters and enabled us to target our program growth and development to more precisely address the needs of our community. Specifically, the Foodbank has expanded our School Food Pantry to Bennington based on gaps in food distribution as identified by FSRI. And we have identified new sites for inclusion in VT Fresh, a program aimed at nutrition education and healthy food access, based on finding from analysis done by FSRI. During the next year, we will use their research to inform our grant writing and make the case for increase funding to support food distribution in high need areas of Vermont. The team at Food Systems Research Institute is professional, precise and timely in their delivery of service. We are grateful to have partnered with them on this project.”

– Judy Stermer, Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Dakin Farm

“Working with the team at Food System Research Institute resulted in some great information and graphics we will be integrating into our website, point of sale materials and catalog. FSRI brought ideas to the table that we hadn’t thought of, but which will benefit our customers and, ultimately, our bottom line.”

– Sam Cutting, IV, President

“The materials produced by Food System Research Institute are clear, concise and will help us educate our customers about a newer product line for Dakin Farm: Artisan Cheese. Not only will we integrate these materials into our marketing collateral, we will use them to train our retail staff. FSRI seemed to know just what we needed.”

– Darcy Morter, Marketing Manager