The UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture is excited to be involved with a special project through its New American Farmer program, in collaboration with the Association of Africans Living in Vermont’s New Farms for New Americans work.
Together, we have launched a one year project to see if we can help Vermont farmers and buyers to come together. We’ll provide facilitation, interpreters, and training for farmers to overcome challenges with production and marketing, in addition to helping buyers navigate questions on how to get what they need and work best with new American growers.
Are you a chef or buyer in the greater Burlington area? We're seeking restaurant and retail buyers who are interested in:
* New and familiar ingredients that have great flavor and are high quality
* The chance to provide their customers with food that has a special cultural story and legacy
* Supporting these experienced, knowledgeable farmers as they learn the local Vermont market's needs and opportunities
We need your input! Can you answer a very short (6 question!) survey to share your experience and interest?
This project is funded in part with a grant from the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative.