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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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Vermont BIPOC Land Access and Opportunity Act to be Introduced in New Biennium

Community Leaders of Color Take Lead on Addressing Systemic Racism and BIPOC Land Access in Vermont

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Academy School Takes Its Learning Outdoors

Academy School teachers and students see success in taking education outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Conservation Efforts Continue Amid Challenging Year in Vermont

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its conservation work across the country, and in Vermont, despite a tough 2020 marked with a pandemic. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices on their working lands, which help conserve natural resource such as soil, water and wildlife as well as boost producers’ bottom lines. Additionally, NRCS launched new online tools that increased the efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of crucial programs.

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Taste of Food Connects Builds Community

Food Connects successfully wrapped up their 2020 Taste of Food Connects initiative in late November—raising over $6,000 for the organization and promoting 75 different local businesses in the Brattleboro and Keene regions.

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