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Vermont Dept. of Tourism Kicks Off Seventh Annual Apples to iPods Contest at 16 Apple Orchards

Vermont's pick-your-own orchards will offer a chance to win an iPod during the "Apples to iPods" all season long.

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Workshops Wanted! RFPs now open for NOFA-VT's Direct Marketing and Winter Conferences

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has issued a Request for Proposals for both the Direct Marketing and Winter Conferences. Proposals will be accepted through October 2, 2013.

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New Hampshire Public Radio Focuses on Farm to Plate

When it comes to farming, which side of the Connecticut River you’re on makes a big difference when it comes to what kind of state resources you can access. Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture receives almost three times as much funding from the state as New Hampshire’s Department.

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Entrepreneurs Invited to Pitch Business Ideas and Challenges at Financing the Working Landscape Conference Nov. 7 in Middlebury

Entrepreneurs from the working lands community are invited to apply now to pitch their business idea or challenge at the 3rd annual Financing the Working Landscape Conference

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Vermont Announces Free School Meals

A win for food access and education in Vermont: Students previously eligible for reduced-price meals now receive breakfast and lunch for free.

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Biomass Greenhouse Heating Program

Greenhouse growers can apply for 50% cost-share on a biomass heating system.

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Sterling College Launches the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

A $500,000 Challenge to Honor the Legacy of a Community Leader and Trustee

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FDA Blogs about Vermont's Innovative Local Food System

A recent visit to Vermont showed the FDA how Vermont is using smart and creative tools to make local growers and food producers successful. Deputy FDA Commissioner Michael Taylor said, "What they are doing here is truly impressive and bodes well for the robust and highly diverse local food systems in New England."

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Report Focuses On Getting Local Food To More Vermonters

Vermont Community Foundation releases report focused on getting local food to more Vermonters.

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Black River's Processing Plant Is a Boon for Local Meat Industry

Though Black River Produce’s new plant — which also processes seafood — is barely three months old, its cutters work with intensity and speed, making this place a potential game changer for the local meat industry.

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