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
By Sydney Blume Each month, Farm to Plate will be featuring stories of Vermont farmers using agroforestry related practices. These stories and related mapping project were created by recent UVM Food System's graduate Sydney Blume in collaboration with Farm to... Read More
by Sydney Blume Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and perennial plants into an agricultural landscape, and it has been shown to enhance carbon sequestration, air and water quality, and soil health and to support more resilient agricultural landscapes... Read More
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
What will it really take to grow, raise, produce, harvest, and catch more regional food and move it through a complex supply chain to our homes and other places we eat? What do we need to do in the near... Read More
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s Business Coaching Program launched Business Sense, a six-module training series for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The series provides essential tools and information resources in areas such as financials, operations, sales and marketing, human resources... 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
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
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
See What Farm to Plate Network Members Are Up To
The growing season is in full swing but if you don’t have any plants in the ground yet, don’t worry, you haven’t missed the boat completely! If you have some...
Join us on June 26th at 5:00 PM to learn about the agricultural and industrial history that has helped shape Rutland County with Boardman Hill’s Greg Cox. This tour will...
Permaculture Principles in Action with Jeffrey Jackson of Slate Valley Community Action Network, Fair Haven
Join us July 10th at 5:00 PM for an evening exploring Permaculture Principles in Action with local designer Jeffrey Jackson. Participants will enjoy an onsite tour of a budding homestead...
Burlington, Vermont – UVM's Food Systems Research Center (FSRC) is excited to announce the launch of an upcoming listening tour, the first stage of the ASPIRES program, a community-led visioning...
Food System Jobs
Check out the latest food system and agriculture job openings from our Farm to Plate network members
Summer Camp Support Instructor
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center
Food Distribution and Facilities Manager
Community Harvest of Central Vermont
Little Farmers Educator
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center