Vermont Food System Atlas

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EdibleGreenMtn

EdibleGreenMountains

@EdibleGreenMtn

Decorating today and really getting into the holiday

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Rural Vermont

@ruralvermont

We love this simple, yet complete, depiction of forest products at Rural Vermont members Meadowdale Farm in Putney. https://t.co/sY5hSrNv2A


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

VACC FY 2016 Agricultural Financings More Than Any Prior Year

Agricultural loans approved through the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC) in FY 2016 outpaced all prior years, it was announced recently at the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA).  

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Vermont Products a Hit in Japan

How about some smoked maple syrup with that yakitori? And some Vermont hard cider to wash it down? Japanese consumers may soon see more Vermont products on the menu, thanks to a successful trade mission led by Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Jolinda LaClair. Eight of Vermont’s premier specialty food and beverage companies, including maple, cheese, cider and spirits traveled to Tokyo with the Deputy Secretary during the last week in October. The trip was co-organized by Susan Murray, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service Vermont Export Assistance Center, and Food Export USA, a non-profit trade promotion organization based in Philadelphia.

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Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Celebrates its 15th Anniversary, Receives $264,000 in New Federal Funding

This winter the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, celebrates 15 years supporting the growth and success of businesses that keep Vermont’s working landscape in production. Since its creation, the Viability Program has provided business planning and technical assistance to over 500 farm, food, and forestry sector enterprises. Due to its strong track record, the program received two federal awards...

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Meetings & Events

The Dish: Food Waste

Food waste is a buzzword these days. From buying “ugly” fruits and vegetables to industrial composting, food waste has become both a household and large scale topic. What policies already exist, or should exist, to help mitigate food waste? How are these policies helping or hurting individuals who are working to reduce food waste from field to plate? And what can you do, as a consumer, to make sure you are making full use of the food you have? Join us as we dive into these questions and gain insight from a panel of local experts for a lively discussion on food waste.

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Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese

An intensive cheesemaking course taught by world-renowned, master cheesemaker, Ivan Larcher.

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Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This course will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Students will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smoked hams, and bacon will also be covered. The course will place an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

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Job Listings

Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture (Sterling College)

Faculty Openings Sterling College invites applications for three full-time faculty positions, to begin in August 2017. The College seeks candidates from diverse professional backgrounds who have a demonstrated passion for environmental stewardship education, interdisciplinary approaches to the liberal arts, and a deep commitment to experiential pedagogy.   Specifically, Sterling encourages candidates who…

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Water Quality Communications Intern (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

 The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.  VAAFM seeks a qualified intern to help us facilitate the expanded education and outreach efforts…

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Water Quality Communications Intern (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

 The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.  VAAFM seeks a qualified intern to help us facilitate the expanded education and outreach efforts…

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