Farm to School
The Vermont Farm to School Network Steering Committee was a satellite task force of the Farm to Plate Network's Education and Workforce Development Working Group. The Farm to School Network, which preceded the Farm to Plate Network, is an active collaborative of schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that works to strengthen and expand farm to school activities throughout the state.
This task force was made up of the Farm to School Network Steering Committee members, many who are active participants in the Farm to Plate Network. The task force reports on its progress to the Education and Workforce Development Working Group. Its Chairs are part of a larger Farm to Plate Network leadership team, guiding the implementation of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan.
Learn more about the Farm to School Network at its website: http://vermontfarmtoschool.org/
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22 Browne Court
Brattleboro VT, 05301
Windham Farm and Food
PO Box 431
Townshend Vermont, 05353
Richard is the co-founder and Executive Director of Food Connects. He has been leading food system development work in the Windham County area since 2008. Richard holds a M.A. from SIT Graduate Institute in Sustainable Development with a focus on Food Security for Vermont, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Marlboro College Graduate School. Berkfield was named one of Vermont’s Rising Stars by Vermont Business Magazine in 2014. He and his family enjoy growing and preparing as much of their own food as possible, though as work demands increase, he better understand the saying that "The cobbler’s children have no shoes."
I direct an organization that provides outreach/education across the food system, with an emphasis on producers. I also conduct research and evaluation on food systems topics, with a focus on Farm to School and Food Security.
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Golden Well Farm
1089 River Road
New Haven Vermont, 05472
Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)
P.O. Box 65
Middlebury VT, 05753
Golden Well Farm & Apiaries is located in New Haven Vermont, just a few miles North of the town of Middlebury. We are part of a larger 175 acre farm, though we are only farming about 2 acres of it mostly for veggie production. We never use chemicals and are currently trying adapt more permaculture and bio-intensive practices. In addition to veggies we also keep bees, and grow flowers and forage for our bees. We offer CSA shares, sell at farmer's markets and to local restaurants and donate to the local food shelf. http://goldenwellapiaries.com/
NEKCA Head Start/ Early Head Start
55 Seymour Lane
Newport Vermont, 05855
Northeast Kingdom Community Action Head Start
Northeast Kingdom Community Action Head Start
191 High Street
Barton Vermont, 05822
Nutrition Manager at Northeast Kingdom Community Action Head Start.
Farmland Access and Stewardship
Food Cycle Coalition
Farm to Institution
Consumer Education and Marketing
Farm to School
Eat Local Campaign
Communications and Marketing Community of Practice
Rooted in Vermont®
Skinny Pancake BTV
1200 Airport Drive
South Burlington Vermont, 05403
60 Lake Street
Burlington VT, 05401
89 Main Street
Montpelier VT, 05602
The Chubby Muffin
88 Oak Street
Burlington VT, 05401
My academic and professional experience is at the intersection of education and community health. I have worked as a teacher, community health educator, and public health researcher with a focus on issues surrounding nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and local foods. Most recently, I worked for 5 years in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I facilitated school and community-based programs around healthy eating and food sovereignty in rural areas. As a PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department at UVM, I plan to focus on community-school partnerships that both enrich youth education and strengthen community well-being. I am particularly interested in programs that involve youth in hands-on learning about agriculture, local food systems, and healthy eating.
University of Vermont, Department of Education
539A Waterman Building
85 South Prospect St
Burlington Vermont, 05405
I am a public health prevention scientist interested in childhood obesity prevention, youth health disparities, and community based participatory research strategies for sustainable change and development.
Community Harvest of Central Vermont
146 Lord Road
Berlin Vermont, 05602
CHCV’s Founder and Director, Allison C. Levin, is the daughter of organic vegetable farmers, Jinny Hardy Cleland of Four Springs Farm and the late Bill Cleland previously of Tanyard Farm. In her teens and twenties she helped manage harvesting crews and later her father’s farm. She has a detailed knowledge of how to grow, harvest, and store almost all crops grown in our region. Allison has long-established relationships with local farmers and the broader farming community. Her upbringing instilled in her a deep commitment to ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, locally produced food. She lives in Berlin with her husband and two sons, in a 200 year old farmhouse surrounded by flower, vegetable, and fruit gardens.
802-388-3355 x 289
Janet McLaughlin is the Special Projects Director at the Vermont Community Foundation; her role includes leadership of its Food and Farm Initiative.
Abbie Nelson is the Education Coordinator of NOFA Vermont and the VT Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) Director involved in all aspects of local purchasing and professional development of school food service. She has been a teacher for over 20 years in regular and special education, and worked on an organic vegetable and flower farm. As part of NOFA Vermont and a VT FEED partner, she has been working in Vermont schools linking Food, Farm, and Nutrition education for 8 years. Her role has been focused on school food by connecting kitchen managers with local farmers, helping farmers with agricultural education on their farms, training school food service personnel, and teaching school staff how to introduce new foods to students.
Vermont Law School
166 Chelsea Street
South Royalton VT, 05068
Carrie Scrufari is an LLM Fellow with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS). A native western New Yorker, Carrie earned a BA in English and a BS in English Secondary Education from SUNY Oswego in 2004, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In 2006, Carrie received an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland at College Park and taught eighth grade English before attending law school. She received her JD in 2011, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Law School. While there, she was a member of the National Trial and Moot Court teams, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. Carrie comes to Vermont Law School from a clerkship with the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department in Rochester, NY and the Court of Appeals in Albany, NY. There she developed a passion for food and environmental law.
Katherine Sims is the Founder and Executive Director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a non-profit organization in Newport, VT that strengthens local food systems by promoting positive economic and educational relationships between schools, farms, and communities. GMFTS supplies fresh, local food to schools and institutions and gives students of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy food choice through GMFTS’ school gardens, Farm to School Programs, food hub, and mobile farmers market. Founded in 2008, GMFTS has grown rapidly expanding their programming to serve schools and communities across northern Vermont. Katherine brings 10 years of experience building school gardens, connecting institutional buyers with local farms, teaching students about healthy food choices, and training school food service staff to prepare and serve local foods to her work developing healthy food systems and running GMFTS. Katherine graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History. She lives in Lowell, VT where she enjoys raising chickens and vegetables with her partner.
I provide outreach and education to consumers, and provide technical assistance and support, as well as networking and better access to resources, for farmers in the Rutland Country.