FS6 Newsletter - February 2021
FS6 Community News and Updates
MilkRun Founder and CEO, Julia Niiro, has earned her place on the Forbes Next 1000 list. Huge congratulations to Julia as she continues to receive recognition for her leadership and commitment to reshaping our food system and supply chains.
Firebrand Artisan Breads is moving to Alameda Point! They'll be incorporating a worker resource center into their new space to make career development services and classes available to employees.
After 20 years of bringing fresh meals to school cafeterias across the United States, Chef Ann Foundation's very own Chef Ann Cooper is retiring. In this article she reflects on the heartwarming progress made and the work still to be done.
Renewal Mill has been keeping busy! Not only are they now available on FreshDirect with a vibrant new rebrand, but also have released an upcycled Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie mix! Rumor has it they're on a fast track to be one of the top food trends of 2021. Hear more about what they’re working on in this episode of "Why Food?"
Congratulations to Matriark Foods on their acceptance to the Foodbuy USA Accelerator program for Minority and Women Owned businesses. Guided by an inspirational balance of culinary artistry, ancestral wisdom and respect for nature, founder Anna Hammond continues to bring meaning to farm surplus that would have otherwise been discarded.
FluroSat recently launched Regrow- a new company providing solutions to scaling, measuring and monetizing resilient agriculture practices. Hear more about what FluroSat has on the horizon in this podcast episode with Founder Anastasia Volkova.
Throughout a year riddled with obstacles, Equitable Food Initiative continued to grow, elevate ethics and put employees first. Curious about what they've been up to? Take a look at their COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for farmworkers, register for their web series spotlighting social responsibility, or learn about their responsible recruitment scorecard relaunch.
Named one of the top food organizations to watch in 2021, Center for Good Food Purchasing, is committed to building a food system that makes good food accessible to all people. Take a look at their roadmap to a post-pandemic food system for insight into the pillars they believe support a healthy food system for all.
FS6 is a nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to support impact-driven entrepreneurs as they transform how we grow, produce, and distribute food. The organization runs a comprehensive accelerator program that mentors entrepreneurs by coaching them through a wide range of business and organizational needs. FS6 also works to educate stakeholders on the unique capital needs as it relates to redefining the food system.
Learn more about our program offerings and how to apply here.
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