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Food Connects Unveils New Coolers & Freezer

Food Connects hosted their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 12, 2019, at their Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) Business Park location to celebrate the unveiling of their new 1,000 square foot cooler and freezer.

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Celebrate the holidays with less waste

The upcoming holidays, a time of staggering food waste, will be the last year that food scraps can go into the landfill in Vermont!

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Salvation Farms Receives Funding to Provide Fresh Produce to Northeast Kingdom Senior Meal Sites

The Vermont Community Foundation’s Northeast Kingdom Fund granted Salvation Farms funds to distribute fresh, locally gleaned produce to community meal sites in partnership with the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging.

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VT Community Loan Fund Lends Over $337,000 to VT Farms and Food Entrepreneurs & Others in 3rd Quarter 2019

The Vermont Community Loan Fund, a nonprofit, alternative, 501 (c)3, mission-driven lender benefiting lower-wealth Vermonters, loaned over $337,000 to Vermont’s farms, food producers and others in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

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Vermont’s Farm to Plate Network works to move the culture of food and agriculture forward at Annual Gathering

Over 280 Vermont Farm to Plate Network attendees convened November 7-8, 2019 for the ninth annual Farm to Plate Gathering in Killington where attendees took a deep look at the meaning of culture and envisioning ways to move our food and farming culture forward. This year’s Farm to Plate Network Gathering focused on being at a crossroads with our food and farm culture and economy. The theme could be felt throughout the two days from the opening remarks by Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, to a keynote presentation by Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center examining the lived experiences of farmers and agriculture’s influence on Vermont’s overall cultural identity, to a multigenerational panel featuring five Vermont farmers.

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Storytelling Event in Burlington Aims to Connect Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in conjunction with the New England Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, is hosting Field to Fork Stories from the Green Mountains: a hunting, fishing, and foraging storytelling event at Zero Gravity Brewery in Burlington on December 3. The storytelling begins at 6pm and concludes at 8 pm.

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Salvation Farms and Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley Launch Bounty Share, Locally Gleaned Produce Direct to Patients

Salvation Farms and Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley have partnered to provide a weekly supply of fresh produce to eligible patients this fall. The pilot, called Bounty Share, is an element of Salvation Farms’ Lamoille Valley Gleaning program.

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New England Dairy & Food Council, New England Dairy Promotion Board Unveil Unified Presence and Voice

On the precipice of its 100 year anniversary, New England’s dairy promotion and education group is proud to announce the completion of a rebranding effort to welcome in the next century of championing dairy in New England. Externally, New England Dairy & Food Council and its sister organization New England Dairy Promotion Board will be known as a single entity: New England Dairy (NewEnglandDairy.com).

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Thanksgiving Dinner Preparations Start on Vermont’s Farms

As the Thanksgiving holiday season approaches, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) and the Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) wish to remind those planning for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that Vermont’s local turkey farms are ready to help. The time to order your local Rooted in Vermont bird is now!

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