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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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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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