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.


Vermont Farm Fund Passes $1million dollar mark!

Not "crowd-sourced" but "community-sourced" this revolving loan fund passes a significant mark for Vermont's agricultural economy.

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Vermont’s Tour de Farms Bike Ride Returns September 16th

ACORN’s 11th annual Tour de Farms, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, will be held Sunday, September 16th in Vergennes, Vt. This is the first time the annual bike ride will be staged in Vergennes. The new route will follow 30 miles of rolling hills and backcountry roads through the Champlain Valley’s quintessential pastoral landscape. There is also a shorter, kid-friendly 10-mile route for those who prefer a more relaxed adventure.

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Red Clover Inn Partners with Distillers to Shine the Limelight on Local Spirits

This summer the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant will host “Meet the Maker” cocktail dinners, presented in partnership with three Vermont distillers. In each event, the crafters from a Vermont distillery will present their process, work, and ethics, while guests enjoy three handcrafted cocktails, paired with a four-course chef’s menu prepared with the freshest ingredients.

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Meetings & Events

Open Farm Week: Farm Registration

Farmers: Open Farm Week is a great way to engage with customers and your community. At this point, we want to make sure that you have the week on your calendars so you can start planning. Remember, you can choose any day during the week to host an event, or have events on multiple days. Registration for farm participation is open now on the new and will run until July 2nd - note that the deadline to request scholarships and TA is May 15th.

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3SquaresVT Basic Training

This 3SquaresVT training is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP/food stamps), how it works in Vermont, how it supports VT farmers and grocers, and how to help people who might be eligible learn about the program. You do not have to work directly with low-income Vermonters or do application assistance to benefit from this training. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our largest nutrition assistance program! Learn more and register at Hunger Free Vermont's website:

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Guided Tours of Rudyard Kipling's Estate & Rhododendron Display on Scott Farm

Scott Farm is not only home to 125+ varieties of heirloom apples, but to Naulakha, former home of Nobel Prize winning author Rudyard Kipling, one of 4 authentically-restored historic rentals surround the farm. Take a guided tour of Kipling's home and see the 100 yard rhododendron tunnel in bloom!

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Job Listings

Controller (Sterling College)

The Controller reports to the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for overseeing and managing the business office and for planning, organizing and directing the accounting and financial reporting activities of the College.   With a professional staff of two, the Controller assists the Vice President and Chief…

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Farm to Preschool Position (Mary Johnson Children's Center)

Farm to Preschool Position: Busy early childhood program with a progressive farm to school food program is seeking an individual to prepare and serve nutritious lunches to children and staff.  30 hours per week, preparing scratch-cooked meals using as many unprocessed local foods as possible.  Year-round position. Knowledge of food preparation,…

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Land Steward (Intervale Center)

Summary of Position: This position will support the maintenance and management of all Intervale land and structural assets. Intervale assets include buildings and facilities, trails and trail-markers, tools and equipment, event space and farm land. This position reports to the Land Manager. Responsibilities: ·         Perform daily grounds keeping and facility maintenance tasks,…

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