Farm to Plate Annual Reports

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By statute, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is required to provide to the legislature annually a:

"summary of work completed in the farm-to-plate investment program, including progress toward meeting the program goals, information regarding any advisory panel meetings, an accounting of all revenues and expenses related to the program, and recommendations regarding future program activity. The report shall also include information regarding the status of state procurement of local foods".

The annual reports represent fulfillment of this statutory requirement, and also provide the Network and the public with a systems level perspective of key trends, challenges, and progress being made in Vermont's food system.

Resources in this collection

The 2011 Annual Report covers the release of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan, the launch of the Farm to Plate Network, creation of new private enterprises and collaboration among...
The 2012 Annual Report focuses on accomplishments made throughout Vermont's food system as well a progress made within the first full year of the Farm to Plate Network including work...
The 2013 Annual Report covers major trends in Vermont's food sytem, and highlights Blue Ribbon Stories from the Farm to Plate Network including the Scaling Up to Sell Forum -...
The 2014 Annual Report highlights key Network projects and activities strengthening Vermont's food system, including independent food retailer research, universal recycling partnerships developed through the Food Cycle Coalition, efforts Network-wide...
The 2015 Annual Report provides a 5-year assessment of economic, environmental, and social trends in Vermont's food system, as well as examining these trends within each county of the state...
The 2016 Annual Report covers the work of the Network in the 5 Strategic Priority Areas, including a report on farmland investment models, technical assistance to independent food retailers, Farm...
The 2017 Annual Report covers the work of the Network in the 5 Strategic Priority Areas and how this work aligns with the Scott Administration's focus on economic growth, making...
Since 2010 purchases of local food in Vermont have increased by $176 million to $310 million in total (13.9% of total food and beverage sales); 6,559 net new jobs and...
Featured highlights include grass-fed beef industry development, local planning for food access, wholesale markets, small-scale on-farm composting, Rooted in Vermont inventive partnerships, supporting the future of Vermont’s dairy sector, and...