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.


Farmers Market Legal Toolkit Provides Free Resources to Build Strong, Accessible Markets for Communities

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School (CAFS), Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), and the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) proudly launched the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit on Tuesday, January 16th. This Toolkit is an online resource designed to support farmers markets throughout the U.S. by providing market managers with open-source legal tools, and will help farmers market leaders build and grow resilient and accessible farmers markets in their communities, while planning proactively to minimize their market’s legal risk.

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Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Announces Grant Funds to Enhance the Competitiveness of Vermont Specialty Crops

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces the availability of grant funds for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops, defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture crops (including honey, hops, and maple syrup), and nursery crops (including Christmas trees and floriculture).

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The Skinny Pancake Pledges "Newtella" for Their Annual Oath of Action

The Skinny Pancake does away with one of its most popular products due to environmental impact of palm oil.

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Meetings & Events

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking

“The Art of Natural Cheesemaking” offers a well-rounded understanding of the opportunities available to safely and deliciously create value-added dairy products ecologically and without reliance on manufactured cultures. We will prepare many styles of cheese and study the stages of their evolution, gaining insight into how an array of cheeses can evolve from the very same milk, with the same culture, and the same rennet.

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2018 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

UVM faculty & green industry experts teach a diverse range of horticultural topics to help you create healthy, sustainable home landscapes & grow your own food. Offered statewide, non-credit.

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Vermont Grazing & Livestock Conference to Focus on “Feeding the Northeast

The event takes place in a time where farmers and communities are considering how to address the complex issues they face – farm viability, environmental degradation, personal and community health, and ethical issues like the treatment of animals. All of these are part of the larger discussion around livestock farming, and are topics that attendees will be invited to engage in.

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Job Listings

Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator (Vermont Agency of Agriculture - Working Lands Enterprise Initiative)

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets seeks a dynamic individual to join the Agricultural Development Division as a Working Lands and Business Development Specialist. This position will collaborate with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation on supporting successful working lands enterprises and…

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VBSR Local First Vermont Program Manager (Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR))

Encourage Vermonters to shop local and support our communities! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Program Manager to lead VBSR’s Local First Vermont (LFVT) Program: manage the development, sales, marketing and distribution of the Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book and mobile app; educate the…

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Cheesemaker (Shelburne Farms)

Come join the cheese team at Shelburne Farms! We are currently seeking a motivated, dependable, hardworking, quality focused cheesemaker to help produce our award-winning farmhouse cheddar cheese. Primary duties include: -Cheese production throughout every step of the process, from the arrival of milk to final press -Responsible for overall cleaning, sanitation and food…

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