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City Market Co-op Accepting Applications for Co-op Seedling Grants

City Market is now accepting applications for their 2019 Co-op Seedling Grants program! This program, now in its sixth year, awards funding to community organizations working to strengthen the local food system. In 2018, we awarded $30,000 to seven organizations including Age Well, Community Health Centers of Burlington, Howard Center, Milk with Dignity Standards Council, United Way of Lamoille County, UVM Plant and Soil Science, and Winooski Partnership for Prevention.

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Bellows Falls Expands Farm To School Programming

Bellows Falls schools improve and expand farm to school programming

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Green Street School Partners with Yalla VT

Green Street Herbs in a Main Street Restaurant

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Workshop: Secrets to Increasing Farm Profits with Dave Pratt - Middlebury & Berlin

Come spend the day with Dave Pratt of Ranching For Profit Fame - learn tools that you will use for the rest of your farming life!

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Are you ready to put your passion into an actionable plan for your community?

Registration is now open for Breakthrough Leaders for Sustainable Food Systems, UVM's innovative program training food systems advocates to take a stand against the complex issues facing our planet, from environmental degradation to food insecurity to climate change.

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Slow Living Summit Explores the Future of Women in Food Entrepreneurship

How can we connect a community of like-minded individuals seeking to expand women’s roles in farm and food systems? The goal of Summit is to bring together women and men in the farm and food industries and provide them with the tools, resources, and mentorship needed in growing socially responsible businesses. The Summit will provide a forum for food and agriculture entrepreneurs to network and get focused resources and specialized expertise they need to build great companies.

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Celebrating National School Breakfast Week with Senator Becca Balint

Food Connects celebrated National School Breakfast Week during the first week of March by inviting Vermont State Senator Becca Balint to join Food Connects’ Farm to School Team, Sheila Humphreys and Kate Venne, for breakfast with Allegra Carignan’s Kindergarten class at Green Street School.

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VT NRCS Announces Sign-Up for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is May 10, 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps agricultural producers take the conservation activities on their farm to the next level.

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Vermont Produce Growers Awarded $60K to Make Food Safety Improvements

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) awards $60,000 to 13 Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. VAAFM’s Produce Program issued a third round of Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grant (VPSIG) funding to help Vermont producers continue to grow food safely, efficiently, and economically.

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Faces of Dairy: Farmers Discuss a Viable Future

Rural Vermont Event Sparks Community Conversation

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