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12/7/16 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Dish: Food Waste

Food waste is a buzzword these days. From buying “ugly” fruits and vegetables to industrial composting, food waste has become both a household and large scale topic. What policies already exist, or should exist, to help mitigate food waste? How are these policies helping or hurting individuals who are working to reduce food waste from field to plate? And what can you do, as a consumer, to make sure you are making full use of the food you have? Join us as we dive into these questions and gain insight from a panel of local experts for a lively discussion on food waste.

12/16/16 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Transitioning a Dairy Farm to Organic

Do Low Milk Prices Have You Thinking About Organic Transition? Is organic dairy production something you have considered, or are curious about? Are you confused about the pasture requirements, what products are allowable, how certification works, or simply how to get started? This informal and friendly session with organic dairy consultant Sarah Flack and Stephanie Walsh of Vermont Organic Farmers will provide you with an overview of the transition process.