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Community Harvest of Central Vermont Celebrates Official Non-Profit Status and Major Donations

Gleaning organization forms new Board and plans for continuing growth

Community Harvest of Central Vermont (CHCV), a community based volunteer driven food recovery organization, recently received official recognition as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization from the IRS. As part of their transition to an official non-profit, CHCV named a new Board of Directors.

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Host a Farm Tour this Summer and Positively Influence the Public’s Perception of Dairy Farms

Ever get frustrated about the disconnect between farmers and consumers? Do you know what to say when you are faced with someone questioning the industry that you love? As a dairy farmer, you are in the driver’s seat to help create positive interactions with the public. How? By inviting people to your farm to show them firsthand what you do and why you do it.

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Vermont Tortilla Company Receives National Recognition as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE

Local business Vermont Tortilla Company has been named a winner of The 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. The Championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their small businesses, awarding them an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year, and a chance to win one of three $15,000 grand prizes, made possible with the support of Sam’s Club.

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Savor the Flavors of the Valley with Vital Communities

17th Annual Local Food Tasting Expo Connects Local Farmers and Hungry Consumers

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Cabot Creamery Co-operative Wins Big at World Championship Cheese Contest

In one of Cabot Creamery Co-operative’s best showings ever at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest, the Northeast farm family-owned cooperative took home eight ribbons during the competition held in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Northeast SARE Invites Graduate Student Grant Applications, Due May 8

Graduate students from around the Northeast region are invited to apply for a Northeast SARE grant to conduct their research.

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Food Solutions New England Launches Fourth Racial Equity Challenge

Food Solutions New England is hosting its fourth 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge April 2-22, 2018, available wherever you are.

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Dairy Farmers Discuss Strategies for Continued Success at Annual Conference

Hundreds of dairy farmers, agricultural companies and industry experts met Tuesday to discuss the latest news and trends surrounding dairy in the region. The 2018 Annual Vermont Dairy Producers Conference (VDPC) is an opportunity for farmers in the Northeast to network, learn, and support each other in working towards success in 2018 and beyond.

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Leaders, Schools and Partners Gather at Farm to School and Childcare Grant Awards

A March 14, 2018 ceremony in the State House Cafeteria will celebrate the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets' investment of $201,650 in 40 Vermont schools and childcare programs to develop a farm to school program that will help develop and sustain relationships with local producers, enrich the educational experience of children, improve the health of Vermont children, and enhance Vermont’s agricultural economy. To welcome the 29 new grantees, VAAFM Secretary Anson Tebbetts will host a handful of guest speakers who will help make the ceremony special, including: Secretary of Education, Rebecca Holcombe; Betsy Rosenbluth of Vermont FEED; Senator Jane Kitchel; and other State leaders, students and legislators.

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Major menu overhaul at The Skinny Pancake on March 1st

On Thursday March 1st, The Skinny Pancake will be unveiling a major menu overhaul at their 60 Lake Street Burlington and University of Vermont locations. Other outlets will see similar changes in the weeks and months to follow. The Flagship Skinny Pancake location at 60 Lake St in Burlington will add 15 new menu items, retire 12 items and improve 10 existing entrees. With a total of 37 changes to their menu in all, more than half the menu will have been changed or improved by March 1st.

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