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.


VAAFM to Award Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funds

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) welcomes applications for the 2019 Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. This funding opportunity will provide awards for projects that strengthen Vermont specialty crop industries. Awarded projects will enhance the competitiveness of Vermont specialty crops defined as: fruits and tree nuts; vegetables; culinary herbs, spices, medicinal plants; nursery, floriculture, horticulture, Christmas trees; honey, hops, maple syrup; and mushrooms.

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Government Shutdown Puts 3SquaresVT Benefits at Risk: Some Participants Need to Take Immediate Action to Receive February Benefits

The partial federal government shutdown is putting thousands of Vermonters at risk of hunger, and some who receive 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP) need to take immediate action in order to receive their food benefits for February. With the end of the shutdown still uncertain, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), one of the federal agencies impacted by the shutdown, has announced its plan to temporarily fund SNAP by issuing February benefits early. States have until January 20th to request and implement an early issuance of SNAP benefits for February.

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Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grants - Application Open

The application period is now open for Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grants from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

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Meetings & Events

UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Learn to create a healthy, sustainable home landscape & grow your own food! Become a volunteer and teach others environmentally friendly, research-based practices. Course offered online, statewide, non-credit.

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Whole Deer Processing and Field Dressing

Take your deer from field to fork!

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Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts.

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Job Listings

GENERAL MANAGER (Butterworks Farm)

Butterworks Farm is seeking a general manager to manage and grow our successful farm and creamery in the years to come.  We are a pioneering organic dairy farm and creamery that has focused on soil health and regenerative practices for the past 40 years.  We are looking for an individual…

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Executive Director (Center for an Agricultural Economy)

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is seeking a new leader who is passionate about developing an equitable food and agricultural economy, fostering community development, and continuing to grow an innovative and vibrant organization. The Executive Director will lead a small, dedicated staff based in Hardwick, VT, and manage…

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Industrial Technician (Vermont Creamery)

Under direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Industrial Technician repairs and performs preventative maintenance on Vermont Creamery’s equipment and the overall facility. Main duties include installing, maintaining, repairing and upgrading machinery, mechanical and production equipment. Education and Experience: 2-Year Technical Degree preferred or High School Diploma and 5 years related experience.  Competencies, Skills, and…

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Farm to Institution


Learn about how we're making the 2019 New England Farm to Institution Summit a green event in our new sustainabilit…