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

On-Farm Slaughter & Custom Butchery

Take your livestock skills to the next level and learn how to safely and humanely bring your livestock from the field to the table. Over the course of five days, students will observe the on-farm slaughter of a hog, a lamb and poultry.

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Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts

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Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Susan Staley

Back by popular demand, our Farm to Medicine Cabinet series returns to the Farm this summer!

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Job Listings

Communications Manager (Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association)

Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association – Communications Manager Would you like to be part of a team helping to ensure that a sustainable and delicious piece of Vermont’s heritage continues to thrive?  Are you highly motivated and passionate about agriculture, community, and maple syrup?  The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association is…

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Director of Business Services & Lending (VSECU) Are you a lending professional with a breadth of diverse experience who wants to apply their knowledge to make a difference? If so, we are seeking an accomplished, motivated and passionate commercial lending leader, who will have oversight of both commercial business and retail lending, strategy, and programs. We are a…

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Bar Manager - BTV Airport (Skinny Pancake BTV)

The Skinny Pancake is hiring a Bar Manager at our BTV Airport location! This is an exciting position for anyone who loves to celebrate Vermont local food and beverage! Knowledge and passion for the food and beverage industry are a must, and previous experience behind the bar is required. Management experience preferred. We…

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