Farm to Plate is Vermont's food system plan being implemented statewide to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector, improve soils, water, and resiliency of the working landscape in the face of climate change, and improve access to healthy local foods for all Vermonters.
Vermont Farm to Plate
Featured Stories and Resources
Carissa Brewton, RD and Co-curator of the Farm to Plate Food Security Topic Exchange Interested in learning more about food security issues? Register for the Food Security Topic Exchange by editing your profile on the Farm to Plate website, or... Read More
The ability to not only withstand large systemic shocks, but to bounce back from them, is the hallmark of resiliency. But bouncing back does not necessarily mean that everything looks the same as it was before. Among the many things... Read More
We are excited and hopeful that we can make a just, implementable, concrete, and ambitious Food Security Plan that leads to food security for everyone in Vermont. This year, we will write the Plan. A brief timeline overview for writing... Read More
In 2020, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), NOFA-VT, Rural Vermont, Food Solutions New England, and many other organizations that work to strengthen the state and region’s agricultural landscape and rural economy pledged their support for the Milk with Dignity campaign... Read More
Young farmers in Vermont are met with challenges and opportunities. Read More
The Farm to Plate team at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund stands in solidarity with the Black and African American community in condemning the murders of and demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. Floyd’s murder, and the protests unfolding across the country, are a stark reminder that while we have been in the throes of a health crisis these past three months, the crises of racism, racial inequality, and white supremacy have embroiled our nation’s entire history and continue to live with us today. Read More
When schools closed their doors, they had less than a week to completely reimagine their distribution models and keep students fed and nourished. Vermont FEED is honored to share some voices from the frontline school nutrition programs that so many families depend on. Read More
Featured highlights include developing the Beef on Dairy Program, expanding community-based composting, addressing food insecurity in Vermont, and other farm to plate projects on the horizon. Read More
As most of us now lack personal experience with farming, we also lack ways to understand what farming involves, who it involves, what is required to stay in business, and how it affects our environment and society as a whole. Read More
The Beef on Dairy project is a multi-year project tasked with developing stronger beef-dairy partnerships to reduce costs, increase dairy farm viability, and improve product quality to increase market access for Vermont beef products. The goal is to develop a... Read More
Farm to Plate’s Food Cycle Community of Practice has developed a new resource for farmers looking to expand on-farm composting in collaboration with their local community. The guide, Partnering Farms with Communities: A regulatory and start-up guide for on-farm food... Read More
This report features highlights of Farm to Plate Network projects from 2010-2020. The Vermont Legislature and Governor Douglas created the Farm to Plate Investment Program in May 2009, and tasked the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) with administering it. This... Read More
The Plan contains a vision for Vermont's food system in 2030, 15 strategic goals, and 34 priority strategies. It is based on a series of 54 food system product, market, and issue briefs highlighting current conditions, bottlenecks and gaps, opportunities, and recommendations. Read More
In 2021, Governor Phil Scott named 12 members to the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Vermont Agriculture to study and strategize how best to grow agriculture in the Green Mountain State. Read More
See What Farm to Plate Network Members Are Up To
Please join us for a world cafe on March 29th from 3:30 to 5 PM at the Kilton Library in West Lebanon, NH, to explore what climate migration means for...
VT PoC is excited to host our inaugural BIPOC Job Fair! This inclusive space will be filled with employers, people seeking employment, and the energy and joy that comes from...
Vital Communities and BALE (Building a Local Economy) invite you to the opening of Climate Farmer Stories, a multimedia show celebrating Upper Valley farmers who are actively working to mitigate...
Are you a current 7th-11th grader or connected with one? Interested in how new technologies can help feed the world and solve agriculture’s challenges? Want to build your skills and...
New Partnership Forms Between NorthCountry Federal Credit Union and Salvation Farms: NorthCountry Invests in the North Country
Food System Jobs
Check out the latest food system and agriculture job openings from our Farm to Plate network members
Food Access & Logistics Coordinator
Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Education Programs Manager
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator
Green Mountain Farm-to-School