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.


Final Round of Funding! COVID-19 Response Micro-Grants for Farmers: Market Development & Sales Innovation From the Center for an Agricultural Economy

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) has been working to procure funding for a micro-grants program so that farmers can make adaptations to respond to the current crisis to strengthen our local food system. This is our final round of funding, and we are accepting applications on a rolling basis through December 15th.

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New Legal Resource Assists Farmers and Food Producers with Food Safety Compliance

Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) and University of Vermont Extension’s Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) announced the launch of a free legal resource for farmers and food producers. Available at, the new website features fact sheets answering pressing legal questions about food safety compliance.

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The Community Finds a Way... Supporting Our Community this Thanksgiving

Giving and receiving in our local community has supported and carried us throughout this pandemic. The upcoming holiday season invites us to further this circle of resiliency. While your traditions may look different this year, the community spirit will be present this holiday season!

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Meetings & Events

Strolling of the Heifers Holiday Season Auction

Shop the best of Vermont’s artisans, food producers and experiences for gift-giving or self-care!  Bid on: A beautiful platter from Laura Zindel, a bevy of Vermont CBD products, a baker’s gift set from King Arthur Flour, Recreation, and so much more!

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Upper Valley Farms and the Pandemic: What's Been Going On?

An event for the curious farm lover.

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​Creating Virtual Farm and Food Experiences

​​Whether it's farm tours, private tastings, or conferences, we are all figuring out new ways to connect digitally with customers and colleagues.

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Job Listings

Project Manager, New England Feeding New England Project (Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund)

Position Title: Project Manager, New England Feeding New England Project Reports to: Executive Director, VSJF Project Purpose:The project will bring together organizations, businesses, government entities and institutions from around New England to develop a plan to strengthen the viability, sustainability, reliability and resilience of the region’s food economy. During a 2-year planning…

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Route Operator (Black Dirt Farm)

Farm Description Black Dirt Farm is a diversified family farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. We operate a year-route food scrap collection route to collect organic waste from our community. We strive to put this “waste” to as much positive use as we can. First, we blend the food scraps into a…

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Produce Program Contracts Administrator (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Produce Program Contracts Administrator - Temporary  Application Deadline: 12/14/2020  Req ID: 10568  Department: Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency Location: Williston, VT (Remote through at least 3/31/21)  Position Type: Temporary  Pay Grade: 22 Schedule Type: Part-Time  Job Code: 52180T Overview Join the Agency of Agriculture team that supports Vermont's fruit and vegetable growers and protects public health! The Produce Program Contracts Administrator…

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Food System Tweets


VT Dept of Health


With #gratitude we want to recognize the teachers and staff who keep our schools open so that children and families…


Governor Phil Scott


If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or your mental health, please know there are many resource…