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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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Putney Central School Revitalizes its School Garden & Orchard

The Putney Central School (PCS) community celebrated May Day 2021 with a garden renaissance work party. School staff, students, and their families turned out on a chilly, sunny morning to prepare the garden for the upcoming season.

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Register Now For Open Farm Week 2021

Planning begins for Vermont’s 7th annual Open Farm Week, August 8 - 15, 2021.

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$5,000 Award Available for Farmers

Do you know a farm worker or owner who’s found a creative way to respond to the pandemic and/or advance racial justice in the state? Please encourage them to apply for the Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award by June 30! The winner will receive $5,000 for a farm project that exemplifies their commitment to community, land stewardship, and innovation.

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Dairy Farmer Promotion Grant Available!

Up to $1,500 available per dairy farm in competitive grants for activities that help build public trust in dairy farming and grow dairy sales.

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Over 1,100 People Visited Miller Farm Virtually

More than 1,100 visitors gathered virtually on Zoom and around their breakfast tables for a tour of Miller Farm in Vernon for this year’s Vermont Breakfast on the Farm. The southern Vermont dairy farm is currently managed by three families, Pete and Angela Miller, Art and Judy Miller, and Keith and Tina Franklin.

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Food Connects Welcomes New Development Manager

Food Connects is excited to welcome Vickie Case to their team as their new Development Manager. Vickie’s work will connect the organization to more community members, businesses, and organizations throughout the region and strengthen its annual fund program.

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Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats

In an effort to reach some of the most important yet underserved populations of the Northeast Kingdom, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is delivering 130 free meals per week directly to 65 migrant farm workers located at 10 different farms in Orleans County.

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