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.


Over $305k In Grants To Benefit Vermont Specialty Crop Producers

Montpelier, VT | October 7, 2019 – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling $305,929 for eight projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable, and value-added producers and increase consumer access to locally produced food. These grants, funded through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), were awarded to seven agricultural organizations to undertake a range of technology development, research, education, marketing, and program-building projects. The grants will leverage an additional $203,468 in matching funds.

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Second Annual State House to Farmhouse: Legislators Heard From Farmers

Farmers and lawmakers from across the state gathered at nine farms on a recent Sunday afternoon for farm tours and dialogue about the needs, concerns, barrier, opportunities, and hopes farmer experience - and their visions for the future of agriculture in Vermont. A coalition of statewide and regional agriculture and food nonprofits organized these gatherings, where rich and meaningful conversations were shared, and where direct relationships were grown between farmers and the legislators who represent them in the State House.

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Applications Now Open for New Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Award

NOFA Vermont in partnership with VHCB Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Shelburne Farms, and the Vermont Grass Farmers Association is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Award. This new fund makes a financial award to a Vermont family farmer each month for a project that will improve the viability of the farm.

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Meetings & Events

The Real Cost of Food Online Course

The Real Cost of Food offers participants an opportunity to learn about the many social and environmental impacts associated with food production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Participants will engage with an array of audio, video, and written media, participate in discussion forums, and engage in an online Q&A session with Vermont-based instructor Eric Garza via Zoom each week. This online class begins on Monday, September 30, and will run for 8 consecutive weeks.

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The September 20 Global Strike was amazing, but it’s just a start as we work to mobilize a global movement!

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On-Farm Slaughter Workshop with Itinerant Slaughterer Mary Lake

This is an educational workshop about the slaughter of two pigs and the legal requirements for On-Farm Slaughter.

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Job Listings

Soil Conservationist Technician (NRCS), 3 openings (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Three #conservation career job openings in #Vermont with #NRCS as a soil conservation technician--Rutland, St. Albans, and Newport duty stations. Apply by this Friday @USAjobs

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Education and Events Manager (Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR))

The Education and Events Manager will provide leadership and execution for VBSR’s educational and events programming, including managing the Vermont Intern Program, coordinating external events and internal meetings, developing educational programming, and facilitating professional trainings. This position reports to the Executive Director. Specific Responsibilities include: Vermont Intern Program Soliciting employer participants for the…

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Delivery Service General Manager (Center for an Agricultural Economy)

The Center for an Agricultural Economy seeks a General Manager for FarmConnex, a CAE Enterprise providing food product delivery across Vermont. The General Manager is tasked with overseeing all aspects of daily business activities. They will develop and implement effective strategies to maintain excellent customer service, sustain client relationships, generate new…

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Food System Tweets




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Thanks to all the #Vt farmers that open up their land to hunting, fishing & recreation. #tradition #grateful…