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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VT Community Loan Fund Lends Over $337,000 to VT Farms and Food Entrepreneurs & Others in 3rd Quarter 2019

The Vermont Community Loan Fund, a nonprofit, alternative, 501 (c)3, mission-driven lender benefiting lower-wealth Vermonters, loaned over $337,000 to Vermont’s farms, food producers and others in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

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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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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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2020 UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Learn to create a healthy, sustainable home landscape & grow your own food! Become a volunteer and teach others environmentally friendly, research-based practices. Course offered online, statewide, non-credit.

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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

Food Scrap Diversion Driver (CDL, multiple positions available) (Grow Compost of Vermont)

We’re looking for CDL drivers who are passionate about reducing waste to join our Grow Compost team. The positions will divert food scraps by operating our fleet of box, tank, hook-lift, and roll-off trucks picking up organic wastes from Vermont and New Hampshire, and delivering it to farms, compost facilities and…

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Conservation Analyst (Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB))

  The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) seeks a highly capable, self-motivated individual with attention to detail, the ability to work as part of a team, and strong communication skills to join our conservation staff. Responsibilities include supporting the farmland and forestland conservation missions, assisting with state and federal programs administration,…

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Executive Director, VBSR (Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR))

The Executive Director oversees all programs, services and organizational activities of VBSR and VBSR-REF (Research and Education Foundation). The E.D. supervises the activities of the staff, interns and volunteers; assists the board in setting policy, conducts organizational business and ensures the financial health of the organization; facilitates board development; implements needed…

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