From the Field Blog

From Capital- to Community-first Mindset in Impact Investing
September 27, 2022
Despite good intentions by impact investors, capital is still not reaching everyone equally, especially in communities of color. Dig in to learn why we’re shifting from capital-first to community-first investing and explore how this shift can accelerate our collective journey towards justice.
Denver’s Growth Leaves Grocers and Healthy Food Efforts in its Wake
April 18, 2022
We teamed up with Nourish Colorado to explore the impact of Denver's explosive growth & gentrification on neighborhood grocers and identify policy & partnership solutions to help these grocers retool and adapt.
People in Nutrition Incentive Programs Eat More Produce Than the Average Person, and Other Insights From the 2021 HUB Convening 
March 7, 2022
New research shows that people who participate in nutrition incentive programs eat MORE fruits & veggies. Dig in for a recap of these exciting results plus our reflections on this year's Nutrition Incentive Hub annual convening.
A Grocery Store for Every American Gets a Boost
February 22, 2022
Daily Table is on a mission to make healthy food affordable for families across Massachusetts and beyond. We were thrilled to expand our partnership with Daily Table, which launched Double Up Food Bucks in 2018, to now include financing through the Fair Food Fund.
Detroit Entrepreneurs Redefine Soul Food
November 3, 2021
Since 2010, Detroit Soul's Jerome Brown & Samuel Van Buren have grown their healthful, homestyle cooking business from catering to carryout. See how we teamed up with Michigan Good Food Fund partner Detroit Development Fund to de-risk this investment and help this business grow.
Building a Blueprint for Food Sovereignty in Black and Brown Neighborhoods
November 2, 2021
After six years and many hurdles, the North Flint Food Market broke ground this August. Dig into our latest story from the field to see how Pastor Reginald Flynn’s tenacity and grit brought this store to life, to not only feed the people of Flint, but to serve as a blueprint for food sovereignty across the country.
The Results Are In
July 6, 2021
Dig into two new impact reports highlighting sparks of innovation and resilience across our impact investing and nutrition incentives work in 2020.
Meet our new team members!
April 29, 2021
Our Fair Food Network team is growing! We asked our newest staff members about a topic near and dear to our hearts (fruits and veggies) and picked their brains on what they’ve been reading, listening to, and watching.
Fair Food Fund Impact Report Q1 2021
April 28, 2021
In this quarterly report, we’re excited to announce our first Collateral Initiative with Maine Harvest Federal Credit Union (MHFCU) in support of a woman-owned farm in Freedom, Maine. Plus: Our team is growing!
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