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Green Mountain Farm-to-School
(802) 334-2044
115 2nd Street
Newport, VT 05855

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) promotes the health and well being of Vermont's children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. 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.


Name Title Phone
Jessica Griffen
Jada Wensman
Kathryn Hansis
Lunchbox Manager 802-334-2044
Rebecca Mitchell
Consumer Education Coordinator 802-334-2044
Lara Katebi
Food Access Intern
Anna Ste. Marie
(802) 673-9256
Amrita Parry
(802) 334-2044
Jeyna Diallo
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Consumer Education and Food Access Coordinator at Green Mountain Farm-to-School in Newport, VT
Sophie Westover
(603) 277-1169
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Communications and Development Coordinator for Green Mountain Farm-to-School.
Cheryl Galipeau
Jessica Weston
(802) 334-2044
Alida Farrell
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Local Food Access Coordinator at Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Catherine Cusack
(802) 334-2044
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Company Description GMFTS is a nonprofit organization committed to building healthy and economically viable communities by working across the food system with capacity building, resource development, and technical assistance. We create change through our 1) robust farm to school program serving NEK schools, 2) statewide marketing campaign (Vermont Harvest of the Month), 3) aggregation and distribution local food hub (Green Mountain Farm Direct), 4) consumer education and food access initiatives, and 5) mobile summer meal site (The Lunchbox Food Truck). Our seven full time staff and five AmeriCorps members partner with each community we serve to develop a comprehensive approach to improve access to healthy food and revitalize the local economy. To learn more visit


  • Marketing
    • Agriculture and culinary tourism
    • Local food directories
  • Food Distribution or Storage
    • Aggregation facility / food hub
    • Support organization: Food Distribution or Storage
  • Retail Food Outlets
    • Farmers' market
  • Food Access and Nutrition
    • Community / public garden
    • Cooking / nutrition classes
    • Fitness / nutrition programs
    • Child meal site / nutrition programs
  • Education
    • General food system education
    • Farm to School programs
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
  • Workforce Development
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
  • Regulations and Public Policy
    • Advocacy organization


The Lunchbox serves a record number of free meals to kids & teens

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