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Cabot Creamery Co-operative Wins Big at World Championship Cheese Contest

In one of Cabot Creamery Co-operative’s best showings ever at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest, the Northeast farm family-owned cooperative took home eight ribbons during the competition held in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Northeast SARE Invites Graduate Student Grant Applications, Due May 8

Graduate students from around the Northeast region are invited to apply for a Northeast SARE grant to conduct their research.

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Food Solutions New England Launches Fourth Racial Equity Challenge

Food Solutions New England is hosting its fourth 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge April 2-22, 2018, available wherever you are.

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Dairy Farmers Discuss Strategies for Continued Success at Annual Conference

Hundreds of dairy farmers, agricultural companies and industry experts met Tuesday to discuss the latest news and trends surrounding dairy in the region. The 2018 Annual Vermont Dairy Producers Conference (VDPC) is an opportunity for farmers in the Northeast to network, learn, and support each other in working towards success in 2018 and beyond.

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Leaders, Schools and Partners Gather at Farm to School and Childcare Grant Awards

A March 14, 2018 ceremony in the State House Cafeteria will celebrate the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets' investment of $201,650 in 40 Vermont schools and childcare programs to develop a farm to school program that will help develop and sustain relationships with local producers, enrich the educational experience of children, improve the health of Vermont children, and enhance Vermont’s agricultural economy. To welcome the 29 new grantees, VAAFM Secretary Anson Tebbetts will host a handful of guest speakers who will help make the ceremony special, including: Secretary of Education, Rebecca Holcombe; Betsy Rosenbluth of Vermont FEED; Senator Jane Kitchel; and other State leaders, students and legislators.

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Major menu overhaul at The Skinny Pancake on March 1st

On Thursday March 1st, The Skinny Pancake will be unveiling a major menu overhaul at their 60 Lake Street Burlington and University of Vermont locations. Other outlets will see similar changes in the weeks and months to follow. The Flagship Skinny Pancake location at 60 Lake St in Burlington will add 15 new menu items, retire 12 items and improve 10 existing entrees. With a total of 37 changes to their menu in all, more than half the menu will have been changed or improved by March 1st.

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Get Ready to Apply for Vt. Produce Safety Improvement Grants – Round Two

Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grant program will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:00 AM. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets offers Produce Safety Improvement Grants to help Vermont produce growers prevent or reduce produce safety risks on their farms.

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NRCS announces April 20 deadline for VT farmers to apply for agronomic practices, high tunnel assistance

NRCS' Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) can help farmers install practices like cover crops which prevent erosion, supply nutrients to crops, suppress weeds, and improve soil health. EQIP can also help with installation of high tunnels systems which help protect plants from weather extremes and extend the growing season.

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Energy Fund Offers Grant for Heat Recovery from Compost

Innovative Yet Proven Technology Captures Heat, Cuts Processing Time and Labor

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Salvation Farms’ Third Cohort Successfully Completes Workforce Development Training

Through this program, trainees who have barriers to employment learn on-the-job skills in food handling and light manufacturing, earn transferable industry-recognized certifications, gain food systems awareness, and hone their job-readiness skills.

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