Vermont Food System Atlas

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.


Vermont Program Sets Bar for Farm to School Programs

Schools from across the Northeast Selected For Program to Grow School-wide Farm to School Initiatives.

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Vermont Food Venture Center Reaches Major Milestones and Releases Meet the Maker Videos!

In 2018, the Vermont Food Venture Center, located in Hardwick, reaches its seventh year of operations. The 15,000 square foot farm and food business incubator was launched through a collaborative effort between the Center for an Agricultural Economy and Northern Vermont Development Association. Staff at the Venture Center worked with ten farm and food business clients over the last year, with support for marketing and business services through a USDA RD Rural Business Development Grant. Each client worked with an expert in brand identification and marketing, as well as a videographer, to create short video piece that articulates their mission, showcases their products, and can be used as a promotional tool.
This month, the Meet the Maker Video series has been released, and all ten of the videos are available at the Center for an Agricultural Economy website

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VT Community Loan Fund Finances VT Farms & Food Producers in 1st Quarter 2018

The Vermont Community Loan Fund helped finance three Vermont farms and food producers in the first quarter of 2018, through its SPROUT deferred payment loan program, and other programs. Total financing from the first quarter reached $983,000.

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Meetings & Events

Open Farm Week: Farm Registration

Farmers: Open Farm Week is a great way to engage with customers and your community. At this point, we want to make sure that you have the week on your calendars so you can start planning. Remember, you can choose any day during the week to host an event, or have events on multiple days. Registration for farm participation is open now on the new and will run until July 2nd - note that the deadline to request scholarships and TA is May 15th.

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Vermont Breakfast on the Farm - Gervais Family Farm

Want to know where your food comes from? This summer, you can go straight to the source. Vermont's Breakfast on the Farm will be at the Gervais Family Farm in Enosburg Falls on Saturday, June 23rd, 8:00 to 1:00.

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Gluten Free Baking & Pastry

3 Days! Craft gluten free treats for your friends, family and/or customers at the farmers market. Successful gluten-free recipes require more than just new ingredients, they also require thinking differently about baking. Olga Bravo leads this passionate class to teach you how to think differently about baking using both alternative ingredients and techniques.

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Job Listings

Food Hub Logistics Manager (Food Connects)

JOB DESCRIPTION Food Hub Logistics Manager About Food Connects Food Connects is a dynamic and growing nonprofit organization based in Brattleboro, VT that delivers locally produced food as well as educational and consulting services aimed at transforming local food systems. Founded in 2013, Food Connects is a catalyst for food systems change by…

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This full time position reports to the driver supervisor and entitles employee to all benefits.  This position primarily involves driving, loading, and unloading Vermont Foodbank vehicles at various sites in Vermont.  They will also be called upon to support general warehouse activities which includes reclamation activities and storage and moving…

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Major Gifts Officer (Vermont Foodbank)

Position Purpose:  The Major Gifts Officer will secure funds for the Vermont Foodbank by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give and assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the Foodbank and are upgraded in their…

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