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.


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Yankee Farm Credit Reports Second Quarter Results for 2017

Yankee Farm Credit quarterly net earnings of $2.9 million were up slightly from the prior year, and loan quality remained stable

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Agency of Agriculture Announces New Technical Assistance Funding to Support Water Quality Planning and Projects on Farms

Grassed Buffers and Stream Fencing for Livestock Focus of New Outreach and Implementation Programs

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce a second round of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Ag Clean Water Initiative Program (Ag-CWIP). This grant program is made possible and supported, in part, by the Clean Water Fund – a fund created by Act 64 of 2015, Vermont’s Clean Water Act. This second round of Ag-CWIP RFPs will fund organizations assisting farmers throughout the state to support planning and installation of vegetative buffers adjacent to streams, grassed waterways to prevent gully erosion in crop fields, and grazing systems to exclude livestock from surface waters. Please visit: Agriculture.Vermont.gov/WQ-RFP for the complete RFP documents.

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Vermont Cheeses Wins Best of Show at American Cheese Society Conference in Denver

The 2017 ACS competition saw 13 Vermont cheesemakers awarded 40 ribbons, including Best of Show for Tarentaise Reserve from Spring Brook Farm/ Farms for City Kids in Reading, VT and a third-place Best of Show finish for Harbison created by The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT.

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Meetings & Events

Vermont Open Farm Week 2017

Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 14-20, 2017 taking place at farms across Vermont!

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Kingdom Farm and Food Days

Visit the Northeast Kingdom for our annual Kingdom Farm and Food Days celebration! August 18 - 20, 2017 (plus a few extra days!) www.kingdomfarmandfood.org

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Farm to Fork Dinner at Hartshorn Organic Farm

Farm to table dinners are like a religion to us here in Vermont, so we felt like it was time for Hartshorn Farm to do our part and share some culinary and farm magic with you. We are now in our second season of farm to table dinners. Do you want a truly local, fresh picked, delicious organic meal on an authentic Vermont farm in our post and beam farm stand? How about narration from farmers, Dave Hartshorn & Amy Todisco, who will inspire, surprise, educate and entertain you?

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Job Listings

Community Food Security Program Coordinator (NOFA Vermont)

NOFA Vermont is seeking a Community Food Security Program Coordinator based in our Richmond, VT office for 32 hrs/wk to oversee programs addressing community food security and provide technical assistance to direct markets to support greater food access. In addition, the candidate will assist the Market Development Director to provide…

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Development Director (Kids Gardening)

Job Purpose The development director is responsible for co-designing and managing all of the organization’s fundraising activities in partnership with the executive director. This position is a critical revenue generator for KidsGardening. The role requires strong “servant leadership”, leading and supporting the Board and executive director in all fundraising activities. The…

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Assistant Teamster (Vermont Compost Company)

The Assistant Teamster position is a flexible, part-time, hourly position that does provide opportunity for growth. The Assistant Teamster will work under the guidance and direction of the Lead Teamster and General Manager, carrying out all necessary tasks to care for and develop all of our equines.   Specific duties will be…

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