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Farm to Plate is Vermont’s food system plan being implemented statewide
to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector
and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters.

News & Announcements

Rural Vermont Announces New Logo - Check it out!

Former Rural Vermont Board Member Ben Hewitt talks about the "frustrating and gratifying, dispiriting and joyful" process that ultimately led to Rural Vermont's new look and identity that he describes as "a beautiful and delightfully feisty new logo, along with a new tagline that we believe sums up our work quite nicely... It’s simple, really, just six words. But we think it says a lot."

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Sodexo Vermont First Model Spreads to Maine

A core goal of Sodexo's Vermont First commitment is to create a local food strategic purchasing model that can be replicated in other states and regions. Just under a year since Annie Rowell began as the Vermont First Coordinator, we are excited to see the model taking hold in a fellow New England state – Maine.
Below is the recent announcement about the hire of the new Maine Course Director, Maeve McInnis. Annie is looking forward to working closely with her new Maine counterpart to continue to build a robust and innovative local purchasing model. Maeve will be responsible for implementing this initiative throughout the Maine college system, which was recently awarded to Sodexo.

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Study “Food Writing from the Farm” with Ruth Reichl, Scott Peacock, Corby Kummer, Kim Severson, and more at The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering a new class in “Food Writing from the Farm” that will suit the tastes of those who savor eating, drinking, and writing.

This intensive summer course is designed for skilled writers who are passionate and thoughtful about food. Attendees will spend two weeks in rural Vermont, learning from some of the most widely-read and renowned food writers of our time. In this course, students will be mentored by food media luminaries and connected with some of the area’s most intriguing farmers and artisan food producers, providing ample inspiration for written work.

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Meetings & Events

City Market's We ♥ Local Parnsips Recipe Contest

We’re all about celebrating the under-appreciated parsnip this winter, and what better way than to challenge you to a local parsnip recipe contest?

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Alternative Financing Resources For Your Business - FREE Workshop

How do you know you have the right kind of funding for your business needs?

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The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of ‘The Art of Natural Cheesemaking’, David Asher.

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Job Listings

Chief Operations Officer (Vermont Foodbank)

Position Purpose: The chief operations officer is a member of executive leadership team with joint responsibility for organizational leadership, mission success and financial strength, and operational responsibility for food sourcing, distribution, logistics, facilities management and project development and management. The COO sets challenging goals and uses data to track and show…

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Organic Certification Specialist (maple & processing) (NOFA Vermont)

Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) is the accredited organic certification program of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT).  Since 1985, VOF has provided farmers and processors with a credible verification program for their organic production practices.  VOF certifies close to 600 farms and processors to the National Organic Program regulations…

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Farmstand & Coffee Shop Positions (Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center)

Cedar Circle Farm, a certified organic Vermont farm, seeks outgoing, friendly, customer-oriented folks to work in our farmstand and coffee shop. We are a working farm with a mission to change the face of agriculture and realize sustainability through practice. Join the fight at our beautiful farm as part of…

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