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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FARMERS: Apply by November 20 to NRCS for EQIP and AMA Assistance

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont announced that November 20, 2020, is the next cut-off date to apply for fiscal year 2021 conservation program assistance through the Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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Cafe' Business Opportunity at the Vermont Artisan Village in Shelburne

The Vermont Artisan Village continues to provide flexible spaces for thriving artisan producers, and we invite more culinary artisans to join our community. If you want to move your food business forward, now is the time to contact us.

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VHCB’s Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Awards Nearly $1 Million to 30 Dairy and Livestock Farms for Water Quality Improvements

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, awarded a total of $956,000 to 30 farms in Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, and Windham Counties to support capital investments that improve water quality. Some of these awards will also support businesses in their recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants leveraged an additional $3.1 million for capital improvement projects, including farmer investment, bank loans, and grant funding from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM).

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Meetings & Events

Vermont Creative Network IdeaJam -- Specialty Foods Breakout

How can the food sector better align with arts and creativity? What do specialty and artisan food producers need to thrive? How can we better connect and support creative people and businesses across Vermont? Join us for a fast-paced "jam session" to meet other creative Vermonters, brainstorm ideas, and help shape Vermont's first creative sector action plan.

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Webinar: The Farm and Energy Initiative, a New Law and Policy Resource

Whether you’re a farmer, researcher, or policymaker, the Farm and Energy Initiative (FEI) includes tools you can use to promote sustainable energy use in agriculture. Join FEI director Genevieve Byrne in this free webinar to learn all about it.

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10-Week Biz Planning Course For Food & Ag

Do you have a farm or food business in its infancy? Have you always wanted to start a food business? Has COVID interrupted your existing business and you are pivoting? If so, The Center for Women & Enterprise in partnership with The Center for an Agricultural Economy has a course for you: 10-Week Business Planning Course. This course is intended for new food-related businesses across the state of Vermont!

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Job Listings

Dairy Products Specialist II (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets)

Do you have a background in dairy product processing? Would you like to be a part of a team that works with all Vermont dairy processors?  If so and you want to put your public service values into action, then the Dairy Products Specialist II position is for you!  The…

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Access Coordinator (Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf)

As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, Feeding Chittenden serves over 12,000 people each year. The Access Coordinator will coordinate activities in the Food Access Center, organizing groceries and packaged foods, to be prepared for delivery through on site methods and delivery; work with the Warehouse Coordinator to…

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Social Media Coordinator (Skinny Pancake)

The Skinny Pancake is looking for a proven social media operative to take the lead in coordinating, generating, and implementing quality, engaging content on all our social channels. This position will also include additional marketing duties, but the primary focus will be all things social media. You Are: Endlessly curious A believer in…

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Food System Tweets

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Soil Science Society

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VT Dept of Health

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