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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Jr Iron Chef VT Registration Now Open!

On November 14, registration opens for Vermont schools and organizations to sign up a youth team for the upcoming Jr Iron Chef VT competition, taking place on March 16, 2019, at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Up to 70 teams will be accepted. Last year, all team spots filled before the registration deadline, so registrants are encouraged to act soon! Early Bird rates ($130) are available until December 12, and registration closes (regular rate = $150) January 18, 2019.

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Local food consumption and job numbers surpass 2020 targets; Vermont’s Farm to Plate Network Annual Gathering identifies more work to be done

Over 250 members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convened November 1-2, 2018 at the eighth annual Farm to Plate Gathering in Killington where it was announced that local food and beverage consumption in 2017 by Vermonters increased to 12.9 percent, surpassing a 2020 target of 10 percent.

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VT Community Loan Fund SPROUT Financing Available to Early Stage VT Farmers & Working Lands Entrepreneurs

The Vermont Community Loan Fund has announced the second round of SPROUT, a low-interest loan program for emerging working lands entrepreneurs. The financing program was created to meet the capital needs of Vermont farms, food producers and processors, foresters, forest products businesses and others in the start-up and early stages of operations. Loan applications are now being accepted.

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Meetings & Events

Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

Using ingredients grown on Shelburne Farms, prepare Fire Cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables.

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Increasing Efficiency Using Lean Techniques with Ellen Polishuk

Increasing profitability is gained through upping efficiency. But, what does that actually look like on a farm? Come and learn about getting more production with less work by implementing various tools and techniques, including those gleaned from lean farm principles. Topics covered will include: recognizing & reducing waste, maximizing labor input, work flow, organization & decluttering, and “planfulness.”

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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR VENDORS: Buy Local Market during Consumer Night at Vermont Farm Show

Call for vendors for the 8th Annual Winter Buy Local Market to be held during Consumer Night at The Vermont Farm Show on January 30, 2019. The Buy Local Market will present consumers with an ideal opportunity to taste, learn, and buy Vermont agricultural products from across our state in one convenient location. Applications due December 21, 2018.

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Job Listings

Creamery manager (Larson Farm)

Seeking person to be responsible for day to day operation of the creamery with help from an assistant creamery worker. Plan weekly production schedules, be in charge of making products, oversee record keeping, inventory, cleaning and sanitation, and shipping. Attention to detail is critical.

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VBSR Office Manager/Bookkeeper | Full Time (Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR))

Want to help change businesses for the better? If you have a nerdy love for QuickBooks, invoicing, and reporting and you do all you can to keep your workplace running smoothly, you may be the next Office Manager/Bookkeeper at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). The right candidate will support our…

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Executive Director (NOFA Vermont)

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as its Executive Director to lead the organization and continue to build an inclusive and energetic tent for Vermont’s agricultural community. The Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership and direction toward the…

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