The Real Impact of Real Food: 8 Ways Institutional Procurement is Building a Real Food Economy

The Common Market serves as a local partner to institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, enabling them to meet their Real Food Challenge goals and beyond. The research behind this report set out to answer the following questions: What impact is Real Food purchasing having? In what ways is institutional Real Food purchasing building the robust, healthy food system we want – or not? What do purchasing relationships with colleges and universities mean to vendors on the ground?

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