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More Than 1,000 Visit Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm for Breakfast, Dairy Farm Tour

On Saturday, June 22nd, more than 1,000 visitors flocked to Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The Newport dairy farm was packed as guests enjoyed a Vermont-inspired pancake breakfast and took a self-guided tour of the 1,000 cow dairy farm. In its fifth year, Vermont Breakfast on the Farm aims to connect the public with hard-working dairy farming families like the Maxwell’s – who produce wholesome dairy, care for their cows, and protect and maintain the working-landscapes of Vermont.

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VT Community Loan Fund Lends $522K to VT Farms and Food Entrepreneurs in 1st Quarter 2019

The Vermont Community Loan Fund, a nonprofit, alternative, 501 (c)3, mission-driven lender benefiting lower-wealth Vermonters, made loans totaling $522,000 to Vermont’s small businesses including multiple food and farms enterprises throughout the state.

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Request For Proposals: Vermont Grain Industry Assessment - Market Study

Seeking a consultant or firm to perform market research on the demand for Vermont grown grain in the Northeast.

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New Research Explores the Ongoing Impact of Racism on the U.S. Farming Landscape

Research published examining data on non-farming landowners, farmers who own and lease land, and farmworkers. They found significant racial/ethnic disparities when it comes to representation, land, and money.

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ACORN Launches Addison County’s First Farmacy Program!

The Addison County Relocalization Network launches the first Farmacy Project in Addison County, a food prescription program intended to combat food related and other chronic illnesses.

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Wired: Envisioning a Tech Enabled Rural Economy

At the 3rd Annual Southern Vermont Economic Development Summit, I hosted a panel exploring the value of tech within the rural economy and the many ways that it is impacting our communities. I’m compelled to share this experience with a wider audience.

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Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Announces New Executive Director

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is pleased to announce Grace Oedel will be leading the organization as its new Executive Director, starting July 1, 2019.

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Breakout Session RFP for 9th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering, November 7-8, 2019

2019 Farm to Plate Network Annual Gathering Theme: At The Crossroads: Our Food and Farm Culture and Economy. Request for proposals extended to July 12, 2019. For session format, we’re looking to create a balance between explorative deep dives, skills-based workshops, and knowledge-based presentations of findings “from the field”.

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Working With Food And Trauma

Seven community partners come together to work on trauma-informed approaches.

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Ideas from the Farm: Vermont Growers Insights on Reducing Food Loss

Twenty-four growers from around Vermont were interviewed in January of 2017 as part of Salvation Farms’ research. The goal was to better understand growers’ perspectives and insights into how best to reduce food loss on Vermont farms. A report detailing these perspectives has recently been released by the organization.

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