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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

New England Food Co-ops Collaborate to Improve “Healthy Food Access” in their Communities

October is National Co-op Month and New England’s food co-ops are joining more than 30,000 co-ops and credit unions across the US to celebrate the many ways co-operatives help to build strong communities. Over 15 food co-ops in New England are partnering with the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, the Cooperative Fund of New England, and Hunger Free Vermont to launch and expand “Healthy Food Access” initiatives, helping thousands of people put healthy food on their tables.

Read more in the full media release below about the kinds of needs-based discounts co-ops are offering to address issues of food insecurity and malnutrition in their communities.

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The Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Cookbook Featuring Vermont-Raised Alpaca Wins New England Regional Printing Award of Excellence

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, a nationally recognized alpaca breeding farm owned by Ian and Jennfier Lutz in Perkinsville, VT, is pleased to announce that its recently published cookbook, The Cas-Cad-Nac Farm Cookbook, won a first place Pinnacle Award for Best of Category at the Print Industries of New England (PINE) Annual Awards of Excellence in Boston.

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VHCB Grants Address Water Quality and Help Farmers Transfer Farms to the Next Generation

Funding commitments at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's October meeting will lead to conservation of five farms, each with water-quality related easement provisions. Two farms will be transferred to new owners. In Waitsfield, pending further fundraising, a town forest will see an addition of 110 acres.

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Meetings & Events

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Rutland (1-800-281-6977)

UVM Extension farm business educators meeting one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

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A Fall Look at Cover Crops Field Day: Borderview Research Farm

Whether farms are large or small, conventional or organic, vegetable or livestock, cover crops have a place on the farm. The University of Vermont Extension and collaborating farmers are hosting a week-long series of field days focused on cover crops.

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Vermont Farm to School Conference

The conference agenda will include 26 workshops led by national, regional and local leaders in the farm to school movement, including two extended afternoon sessions on Wednesday, November 2nd focused on curriculum design and storytelling. National Director of the USDA Farm to School Program Deborah J. Kane will address the conference as keynote speaker on Thursday, November 3rd.

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Job Listings

Operations and Client Services Manager (Clean Yield Asset Management)

Clean Yield is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm working exclusively with social investors. Since 1984, our goal has been to invest to promote a sustainable society while achieving competitive financial returns. Our hallmark is working closely with our clients to ensure that we are responsive to their unique financial requirements…

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Food Scrap Hauler (Grow Compost of Vermont)

Seeking Tree Hugger Route Drivers to pick up food scraps from businesses throughout Vermont. Must be detail oriented, able to coordinate several routes and be willing to load trucks in outside conditions and move heavy containers. Clean driving record, and (large) truck driving experience a must. CDL desired, not required.

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Farm and Creamery Assistant (Animal Farm)

Animal Farm Dairy is a small Grade A dairy and creamery in Orwell, Vermont We milk approximately ten cows, twice a day and produce our own farmstead butter and bottle our own buttermilk. We are looking for someone to milk and clean the barn for us four mornings a week, and, on…

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