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Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

LedgEnd Farm Protects Productive Middlebury Farmland

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Food Connects Hires New Sales Associate

Food Connects is excited to welcome Beth Lewand to their team as their Food Hub Sales Associate.

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Food Connects Summer Garden Program begins soon!

Beginning June 22, school gardens in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union will open to families interested in getting outside and into the weeds of gardening!

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Wilson Farm Market Opens in Greensboro

Visit Wilson Farm Market for a wide variety of fresh produce, dairy, meat, cheeses, herbs and so much more!

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COVID-19 Business Coaching Launched for Farm, Food & Forest Sector Businesses

The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, is expanding services to help working lands businesses navigate urgent needs related to COVID-19. Funding for these new services is provided through generous support of $50,000 from the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative (WLEI).

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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)--Apply by August 28

CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.Eligible producers (person or legal entity) of specified agricultural commodities outlined above who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who face substantial marketing costs for inventories, are eligible for CFAP payments.

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Technical Assistance & Training Food Scrap Composters

Food scrap composting training and technical assistance available for micro- to large-scale composters in Vermont.

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The Skinny Pancake Launches ShiftMeals GrowTeam; Putting People to Work on Farms

The Skinny Pancake will be piloting this program by hiring 15 individuals to work on 3 farms across Vermont. The concept is addressing food insecurity

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Rural Vermont Launches “Mini Grants for Markets”: Funding to Support Farmers’ Markets with COVID-19 Protocols

Market Managers or other representatives are encouraged to apply for funds to support the purchase of supplies such as hand washing stations, masks, gloves, sanitizer, signs, caution tape, stakes, additional staff, and other needs to support safe shopping and the health of all. Grants are capped at $500 per market and available on a first come, first serve basis. All are encouraged to apply, though priority may be given to smaller markets and markets in underserved areas. A brief application for Market Mini Grants is available at www.ruralvermont.org.

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Think Green - Start A Garden!

Growing resilience in an unstable world

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