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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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VT Community Loan Fund Lends Over $483,000 to Working Lands Businesses in 2nd/3rd Qtrs 2017

The Vermont Community Loan Fund loaned $483,368 to food, farms and forestry businesses in the second and third quarters of 2017.

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Pink Boot Farm Buys Their Own Land

The Vermont Land Trust helped Hadley and Mike Stock of Pink Boot Farm to buy 80 acres in Pawlet. Mike and Hadley have been raising pigs for years on a nearby farm that they’d been renting in West Pawlet. This year they were able to buy their own farm in Pawlet, previously owned by sisters Beth Moser-Duquette and Chris Moser, at a price they could afford, thanks to the help of Beth, Chris, and the land trust.

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Local First Vermont Releases Buy Local Book and App, Partners with VSECU

Several of this Year's Participants Tied into Rooted in Vermont Movement

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Meetings & Events

Farm-Scale Decision Making Workshop- Richmond

What size farm is right for me? Are you evaluating a major change to your business model such as scaling up or dropping an enterprise? Are you struggling to determine how that change will impact your profitability and quality of life? If so, join NOFA-VT for an interactive workshop that will provide you with the tools necessary to make informed farm scale decisions based on both financial viability and quality of life goals. Topics will include cost-benefit analysis, cash flow analysis, and holistic decision-making. Two farmers, one who has scaled up and one who has scaled down their operation, will share their decision-making processes and the resulting impacts on their businesses.

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Community Food Systems Conference

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. This conference is possible thanks to funding from the Community Food Projects grant program of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Dairy Tours & Overnight Farm Stays

Learn about offering dairy tours and overnight farm stays!

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Job Listings

Various positions open at Grow Compost (Grow Compost of Vermont)

Non-CDL Driver – Full-timeGrow Compost of Vermont is seeking a Route Driver for our food scrap hauling program. This is an opportunity to be on the front lines of waste diversion. We’re looking for somebody who is passionate about reducing waste and willing to do a dirty job. Driving experience…

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Garden Manager position at Heartbeet Lifesharing (Heartbeet Lifesharing)

Garden Manager oversees our one-acre annual vegetable and flower garden operation. This includes seed and supply ordering, sowing, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, storing, and everything in between. The Garden Manager heads crews to accomplish all these tasks, working side-by-side with individuals of mixed abilities. At least two full seasons of experience…

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ALL POSITIONS - Stowe and Sugarbush Skinny Pancakes (Skinny Pancake)

The Skinny Pancake is gearing up for this year's ski season and looking for employees to fill a number of roles: from breakfast to bartending, front of house to back of house, leadership to line level, we are looking for people of varying experience levels to join us this year. The…

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