Vermont Food System Atlas

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Farm2Inst

Farm to Institution

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“FTS programs have proven useful in forging ways to connect our food, communities and health,” says VT @SenatorLeahy https://t.co/HGkYnrkkef

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Center for Ag & Food

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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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Center for Agricultural Economy teams up with Lamoille Housing Partnership to build garden beds for residents

This spring residents at affordable housing units in Hardwick got garden beds to grow their own food thanks to a project paid for by a Block Family Foundation grant to increase food independence and create community. Hazen Union students built and filled the raised beds with help from adult volunteers.

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New England Farmers Express Interest in Selling More Local Food to Institutions

New Survey Report Reveals Producer Practices & Attitudes About Selling Food to Schools, Colleges & Hospitals

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Salvation Farms Gathers Food System Colleagues for Day-Long Surplus Crop Forum

Salvation Farms, in collaboration with Vermont Farm to Plate, hosted nearly 40 regional food system colleagues in May to strategize the first statewide conversation on moving more of Vermont’s surplus crops into institutional meal programs.

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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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Farmer Sign-Up for Open Farm Week

Interested in participating in Open Farm Week? Farmer sign up is open through June 30!

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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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Job Listings

Consultant for Shared-Use Business Model - Feasibility Study (Center for an Agricultural Economy)

The Town of Hardwick, working with the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) and NVDA, as well as area business leaders in value-added agriculture and forestry sectors, intends to conduct an Economic Planning and Feasibility/Siting/Design Study for a multi-tenant commercial business facility that would accommodate both existing production businesses that…

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Conservation Analyst (Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB))

VHCB seeks a highly capable, self-motivated individual with attention to detail, the ability to work as part of a team, and strong communication skills to join our conservation staff. Responsibilities include supporting the farmland and forestland conservation missions, assisting with state and federal programs administration, electronic document management, GIS mapping,…

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VHCB Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Assistant (Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program)

VHCB’s Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program provides business planning and technical assistance to farm, food and forest-products entrepreneurs to enhance profitability, viability and long term success. The Program Assistant is an administrative position working collaboratively with the Viability Program team, and VHCB finance and administrative staff. There will be…

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