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Connecting Farms to Hospitals in the Northeast

A new study by Cornell identifies the primary characteristics needed for a successful farm-to-hospital program like the one at New Milford Hospital.

The picture at the top of the website for New Milford (Conn.) Hospital’s dining services shows a vast green field of crops and a beautiful blue sky. To the right of the image is the mantra: “The shorter the food chain, the better the food.”

The image and slogan are testaments to both New Milford’s culinary mission as well as a growing trend amongst Northeast hospitals to connect dining services with local farmers, reports a new study by Cornell University.

“Hospitals,

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