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Bi-State Primary Care Association Announces New Position Dedicated to Food Access

Bi-State Primary Care Association is pleased to announce the creation of a new position dedicated to food access at our organization. Effective July 1st, Helen Labun will become our first manager for Food Access in Health Care.

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Sarah Axe Hired as New England Feeding New England Project Manager

The New England State Food Systems Planners Partnership (The Partnership) announces the recent hire of Sarah Axe as the New England Feeding New England (NEFNE) project manager to help increase the amount of food consumed in New England that is produced in New England to 30% by 2030.

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New “Labels Unwrapped” Website Breaks Down the Confusing Laws Behind Food Labels

A project of Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, “Labels Unwrapped” empowers consumers to make more informed food choices.

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Salvation Farms Enters The Harvest Season

This spring, as farmers were plowing and planting with the harvest in mind, Kayleigh Boyle joined Salvation Farms’ team as Gleaning Coordinator to serve Lamoille Valley farms and eaters. Salvation Farms has been gleaning the valley for years and like all seasons, need volunteers to help them harvest, sort, box, and deliver the valley’s fresh but unsold produce to our neighbors who rely on the region’s food shelves and community meal programs.

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Goodrich Farm Receives National U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Regional Partnership to Create Renewable Energy

Goodrich Farm has been recognized with a 2021 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability. The farm was one of three farms chosen nationally to receive the award and was selected for its many sustainable initiatives including its role in a unique regional partnership to create renewable energy, recycle food waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the creation of one of the largest on-farm anaerobic digesters in the U.S.

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Guilford Farm to School thrives on community partnership

What does it take to make a successful Farm to School program? At Guilford Central School (GCS), a big part of the answer is community partners.

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Raised Beds Return to Brattleboro Area Middle School

A group of energetic teachers, parents, and students joined together to build raised beds at the Brattleboro Area Middle School (BAMS) in mid-May—revitalizing the tradition of school gardens.

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Salvation Farms Aid; a Benefit Concert - Come On Out!

Salvation Farms’ Aid is back! On Sunday, June 13th at Camp Meade in Middlesex, Salvation Farms will hold its second annual benefit concert. Gates open at 11:30, music starts at 12:30, a $30 show, free for those under 12. Inspired by Farm Aid, Salvation Farms’ Aid features some of your favorite local musicians covering national acts. This year’s line-up includes: Rik Palieri covering Pete Seeger, Beg Steal or Borrow covering Del McCoury Band, Abby Sherman and The Way North covering Susan Tedeschi, Blues for Breakfast covering The Highwaymen, Mr. French covering Led Zeppelin, and Craig Mitchell covering Prince. That is an incredible line-up!

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Vermont Farm Fund Lends Over $2 Million

Over the past ten years, the Vermont Farm Fund, a non-profit revolving loan fund, has made over 2 million dollars in loans to Vermont farmers and food producers to help build the local agricultural economy.

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Celebrating the Heroes Who Feed Our Kids

More than one year after the statewide school closures that resulted in overnight changes for families and school staff, Food Connects reflects on the vital role of School Nutrition Professionals through a series of interviews conducted in the spring and summer of 2020. These school lunch heroes stepped up every day to ensure our community remained fed. What a challenging year this has been for everyone working in school kitchens!

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