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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.


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Vermont Gleaning Collective Seeks Volunteers

Despite clouds and rain this spring, crops across Vermont are growing and farmers are seeking gleaners! Gleaning is the act of collecting crops that farmers do not pick or that remain unsold after harvest.

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Farmers Urged to Track Crop Losses

The recent storms in Vermont were not kind to many of our farmers. The Agency of Agriculture is urging farmers to document any losses from the flash floods. It’s helpful to take pictures and keep detailed records. This information could be valuable for farmers, state and federal officials as they calculate the economic impact of the wet weather this spring and summer.

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UVM students measure water and fuel costs of un-sold Vermont crops

A team of UVM undergraduates recently partnered with Salvation Farms, a Morrisville nonprofit, to calculate some of the environmental costs of crop loss in Vermont. Their report, An Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Food Loss on Farms in Vermont, found that 140 million gallons of water and upwards of $20,500 worth of fuel (8,000 gallons) is used per year to grow crops that never make it to people.

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Meetings & Events

VCIH Herbal Roots Apprenticeship Program

The Herbal Roots Apprenticeship Program is a stand-alone program for the beginning herbal student and emphasizes hands-on, embodied learning in the VCIH gardens.

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Rutland/Bennington C.R.A.F.T. – Farmer Training Program

RAFFL & NOFA-VT to host CRAFT Farm Apprentice workshops on Rutland and Bennington County farms again this year between May and October of 2017. The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training is a national apprenticeship program that seeks to educate farm workers who are interested in becoming farmers in the future. CRAFT provides the structure for meaningful mentor relationships between committed farmers and focused apprentices by providing a diversity of on-farm educational experiences throughout the season.

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Small Batch Brewing

Learn the art and science of brewing from acclaimed brewmasters and get insider access to some of the most exciting craft breweries in the country. Fundamental microbiological concepts, critical safety and legal considerations, and key brewery-focused business development and marketing lessons will be taught. Theory will be balanced with hands-on practice as we apply new knowledge to produce a small-batch beer from scratch using products from the Vermont landscape.

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Job Listings

Marketing & Communications Intern (NOFA Vermont)

About NOFA-VT: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. Our mission is to create a vital Vermont food system – one…

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Roll-Off Truck Driver (Chittenden Solid Waste District)

Roll-Off Truck Driver CSWD, a leader in solid waste management, is seeking a full-time Roll-Off Truck Driver to perform skilled technical and manual operation driving a roll-off truck. Class B CDL required.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package. Detailed job description and application available online at https://cswd.net/about-cswd/job-openings or…

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Logistics and Order Fulfillment (Blake Hill Preserves)

LOGISTICS AND ORDER FULFILLMENT TEAM BLAKE HILL BIO We are based in Artisans Park in Windsor VT (directly opposite Harpoon Brewery!). Blake Hill Preserves is one of the nation’s fastest growing and rapidly becoming one of the most respected artisan preserve makers. At Blake Hill we take preserve making to the next level…

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