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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

Twenty-two States Pass Farm to School Legislation in 2014

Twenty-two states passed 41 farm to school-supportive bills and resolutions in 2014, a 64 percent increase over 2013, according to a report released today by the National Farm to School Network. The State Farm to School Legislative Survey: 2002-2014, prepared by researchers at Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, is a comprehensive review of state-level farm to school policies, analysis of national trends, and advocacy guide for those working to advance the farm to school movement across the country.

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New Resource Available to help Food Hubs Support Sustainable Farm to School Programs

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce the publication of a new resource, Using Food Hubs to Create Sustainable Farm to School Programs (available here), which explores the key roles that Food Hubs can play in the development, support, and maintenance of successful Farm to School (FTS) programs. While Food Hubs remain a relatively new and evolving concept within the national food movement, Vermont is home to over a dozen Food Hubs, whose missions range from the aggregation, processing, and distribution of locally made foods, to consumer education, to farmer/producer technical assistance.

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Call for Nominations for the 2015 New England Food Summit

Food Solutions New England welcomes delegate nominations to be considered for selection to attend the 5th annual New England Food Summit, to be held in Boston, June 11-12, 2015. The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2015.

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Meetings & Events

Hygiene and Food Safety for Artisan and Farmstead Cheesemakers

This course will evaluate food safety within a cheese plant with an emphasis on good manufacturing practices, good personal hygiene, sanitation, factors that affect microbial growth and who the major microbes of interest are.

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Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses: From Concept to Commerce

Learn all you need to know about starting a farmstead cheese operation

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Local Specialty Crop Trade Show & Local Food Trade Show

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is excited to announce its fourth Local Food Trade Show to connect local specialty crop growers and other local food producers to wholesale buyers such as retailers, institutions and restaurants.

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Job Listings

Food Truck Manager (Burlington School Food Project)

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2015Positions Available: Food Truck ManagerOrganization: Burlington School Food ProjectLocation: Burlington High School / Off-site locationsTimeline:  June 1st– September 1st, 30-40hrs per week Job Description: The Burlington School Food Project seeks an individual to manage their successful youth powered food truck, Fork in the Road. This is the program’s…

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Media Coordinator (City Market, Onion River Cooperative)

We're seeking an innovative and tech-savvy person for our Media Coordinator position as part of our Community Engagement team. This position coordinates a variety of media-related tasks such as website updates and optimization, social media postings and coordination, e-newsletter creation and coordination, press releases, assistance with store and event signage, and digital photography.Qualified candidates will have at least two years'…

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Community Outreach Coordinator (Green Mountain Farm-to-School)

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont's children, farms, and communities by connecting schools and farms through food and education. We do this by building school gardens, delivering local food to schools and institutions, and educating the community about healthy…

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