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Farm to Plate is Vermont’s statewide initiative to increase economic
development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access
to healthy local food for all Vermonters.


News & Announcements

Cocktail Walk offers an inside look at Vermont’s budding craft spirits scene

Cocktail Walk begins it's 2015 season, celebrating Vermont distillers, bitters, and restaurants. The series of twenty events in 2015 represent eleven distillers, six restaurants and a number of farms/producers.

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H.35 is a Vital Step Forward In Addressing Clean Water and Agriculture in Vermont

By Chuck Ross, Secretary
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets

The clean water bill currently under consideration in the Vermont House of Representatives (House Bill 35) is a vital step forward for Vermont’s efforts to address the problem of polluted storm water runoff into our lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. This bill addresses the problem of excess nutrients and sediment that flow off of our parking lots, roofs, roads, driveways, yards and farm fields when the snow melts or the rain falls. As Secretary of Agriculture, as a farmer, as a father, and as someone who takes great pleasure in enjoying swimming, boating and fishing on Lake Champlain, I could not be more pleased with the direction that the legislature is headed with this important piece of legislation. The health of our state’s economy, including our farm economy, depends upon finding a solution to the our water quality challenges.

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Winter Manure Spreading Ban Ends on April 1 - But Farmers Are Urged to Assess Carefully Before Proceeding

April 1st is the end of the Winter Manure Spreading Ban imposed by the Accepted Agricultural Practice Regulations (AAPs). But the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) is reminding farmers that they should carefully assess their individual situation to make sure they do not violate the AAPs if they choose to spread manure at this time. The AAPs require that all agricultural wastes be managed in order to prevent adverse impacts to water quality. That means that while it is legal to spread manure once the Winter Ban is over, manure must still be applied in a way that does not result in runoff to surface water, or across property boundaries. If these conditions occur as a result of spreading manure, a farmer could be subject to an enforcement action for violating the AAPs.

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Meetings & Events

Greenhouse Management and Technical Skills

Greenhouse Management and Technical Skills is offered through the Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Technical College.

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Food Chain$ Screening

This documentary tells the story of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ fight for food justice.

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Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit is a one day event that includes workshops, exhibitors, and networking with organics diversion experts, practitioners, and regulators. It is Vermont’s premier statewide event 
to learn about current issues, technologies, and practices related to composting and recycling food scraps.

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Job Listings

Seeking Flower Farm Field Crew (Third Branch Flower, LLC)

We are a family-run, wholesale cut flower farm in Central Vermont seeking an amazing team of field workers for our 2015 season. The ideal applicant would be interested in organic farming, energetic, able to work well with a crew and independently, and have excellent quality control while working quickly and…

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Crew Leader at Third Branch Flower (Third Branch Flower, LLC)

We are a family-run, wholesale cut flower farm in Central Vermont seeking an experienced crew leader to work alongside and direct the field crew in daily tasks during our field season.Good communication and leadership skills are essential. 2-4 years of farm work experience required. Previous cut flower/horticulture knowledge and experience…

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BERRY FARM MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY (Dos Ninas Bees and Berries)

FARM MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY           Dos Dinas Farm, Poultney, VT Dos Dinas Farm is a newly established berry farm in Poultney, VT.  Over the course of the past three years, owners John and Lorena Schramm have worked to plant out a variety of brambles and blueberries.  They are now…

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