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.


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Vermont’s Farm to Plate Network works to move the culture of food and agriculture forward at Annual Gathering

Over 280 Vermont Farm to Plate Network attendees convened November 7-8, 2019 for the ninth annual Farm to Plate Gathering in Killington where attendees took a deep look at the meaning of culture and envisioning ways to move our food and farming culture forward. This year’s Farm to Plate Network Gathering focused on being at a crossroads with our food and farm culture and economy. The theme could be felt throughout the two days from the opening remarks by Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, to a keynote presentation by Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center examining the lived experiences of farmers and agriculture’s influence on Vermont’s overall cultural identity, to a multigenerational panel featuring five Vermont farmers.

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Storytelling Event in Burlington Aims to Connect Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in conjunction with the New England Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, is hosting Field to Fork Stories from the Green Mountains: a hunting, fishing, and foraging storytelling event at Zero Gravity Brewery in Burlington on December 3. The storytelling begins at 6pm and concludes at 8 pm.

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Salvation Farms and Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley Launch Bounty Share, Locally Gleaned Produce Direct to Patients

Salvation Farms and Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley have partnered to provide a weekly supply of fresh produce to eligible patients this fall. The pilot, called Bounty Share, is an element of Salvation Farms’ Lamoille Valley Gleaning program.

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Meetings & Events

Management Development Seminar Series

The purpose of the seminar series is to develop business expertise and skills of both potential and existing farmers. Farmers focus their attention on their current strengths and skills – farming. In today’s world, an understanding of business skills can be the difference between success and failure. It is essential to make educated decisions regarding the operation using financial information, market conditions, location, and resources available.

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Field to Fork Stories from the Green Mountains

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in conjunction with the New England Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, is hosting Field to Fork Stories from the Green Mountains: a hunting, fishing, and foraging storytelling event at Zero Gravity Brewery in Burlington on December 3.

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UVM Apple Program / VT Tree Fruit Growers Assn Meeting

The 124th annual UVM Apple Program / VT Tree Fruit Growers Association annual educational meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2020. It will again be held at the American Legion in Middlebury, VT. Topics discussed will include entomology, disease management, new changes in varieties, and orchard marketing.

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Job Listings

Deli Counter Staff (Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op)

We are looking for a qualified kitchen professional with food prep experience with a passion for high quality food and excellent customer service. Do you love building relationships with your community while serving up freshly-made, high-quality, healthy foods? Or Deli Counter Staff ensure that our customers can count on having…

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Substitute Staff (Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op)

We are looking for staff who thrive on providing excellent customer service and enjoy fast paced, physical work. Our substitute staff (subs) enjoy signing up for shifts when we need extra help or to cover vacations and absences. Our cashier subs provide friendly and accurate service to our customers as they…

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Produce Staff (Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op)

Our growing Produce Department features a wide selection of organic and local produce. We are seeking dynamic and friendly staff who are hard working and able to meet our high standards for customer service. Must have excellent communication skills and also enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. You'll have…

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