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Vermont Tech Offering Meat Cutting: Butchering Courses

Vermont Tech is offering meat cutting: butchering training that will cover the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts. Value added processing, such as sausage, smokes hams, and bacon will also be covered, with an emphasis on food safety, sourcing, and maintaining high utilization of whole animals.

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Food Connects Welcomes New Food Hub Local Food Procurement Coordinator

Food Connects is excited to welcome David Paysnick to their Food Hub team as their new Local Food Procurement Coordinator.

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NOFA-VT Announces Vermont Family Farmer of the Month Award Accepting Applications through February 28th

Farmers invited to apply at https://www.vermontfamilyfarmeraward.org/

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Sip your way through Vermont Hot Chocolate Week

Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) & DigInVT is excited to invite Vermont dairy and chocolate enthusiasts to sweet and special events throughout the state in celebration of the inaugural Vermont Hot Chocolate Week, Feb. 1 - 7, 2021. Over 40 local farms, restaurants, cafes, and other Vermont specialty food businesses are showcasing their favorite hot chocolate flavors with menu specials, hot chocolate kits, recipes, farm stories, and more.

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Restaurants to Receive Homegrown Stimulus Program this Winter

The Local Crowd Monadnock, Culinary Journeys, and Food Connects will partner to launch The Monadnock Restaurant Project, a homegrown stimulus effort.

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VAAFM Announces $200K Grant Funds to Support Vermont Specialty Crop Industries

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grant funds to strengthen Vermont’s specialty crop industries. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture crops (including honey, hops, and maple syrup), and nursery crops (including Christmas trees and floriculture). Interested applicants must submit a pre-application by March 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM.

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Keeping Our Families Fed

Farm to School Cafe and Food Connects Feed Families Throughout the Holiday Season

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Join the Jr Iron Chef VT Cooking Club Today!

To honor the spirit of Jr Iron Chef VT and student cooking, Vermont FEED (a partnership between Shelburne Farms and NOFA-VT) brings you the Jr Iron Chef VT Cooking Club! Our monthly cooking challenge is a fun way to bring the Vermont middle and high school community together while honoring the core values of Jr Iron Chef VT.

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GMFTS Receives New Grants from the Vermont Community Foundation to Increase Capacity, Address Food Insecurity in the NEK

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), has been awarded over $20,000 in grants from the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF), the VCF’s Northeast Kingdom Fund, and the VCF’s Green Mountain Fund to expand its food security work in the Northeast Kingdom.

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USDA Seeks Members for Advisory Committee on Urban Agriculture

Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for membership. Self-nominations are also welcome.
Nominations should include a cover letter, resume and a background form and must be submitted by mail or email by March 5, 2021.

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