Submit a Correction I work for this organization

NOFA Vermont
(802) 434-4122
14 Pleasant Street
Richmond, VT 05477


Name Title Phone
Erin Buckwalter
Direct Marketing & Community Food Security Coordinator (802) 434-4122
Show Bio
I work in a variety of roles within the Vermont Food System: with direct marketers providing technical assistance and professional development opportunities; working to increase access to fresh, local food for all Vermonters by coordinating our Farm Share and Farmers' Markets/CSAs food access work; and supporting local food procurement by Vermont institutions through our Farm to Institution work.
Sam Fuller
Technical Assistance Program Administrator (802) 434-4122
Show Bio
Sam Fuller manages NOFA-VT’s Technical Assistance Program, which provides an array of services to commercial farmers ranging from in-depth whole farm business planning and technical production assistance to educational offerings and industry development. His work focuses primarily on sustainable livestock production, meat processing and value chain integration. Prior to joining NOFA-VT in 2008, he managed a number of different agricultural enterprises including a pasture-based livestock operation, a diversified crop farm and a multi-farm producer co-op. Sam graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Anthropology. His focus was on food systems, agricultural economics and migrant labor. His thesis work was on "Localizing Culture - How a New Agricultural Model Could Save the Family Farm".
Caitlin Gildrien
Show Bio
Caitlin Gildrien is NOFA's Outreach Coordinator and editor of the quarterly newsletter, NOFA Notes. She studied graphic design at Drexel University and received her bachelor's degree in Agroecology from Prescott College. When not coordinating outreach, she helps her husband run Gildrien Farm, writes, cooks, and chases her toddler.
Michael Good
Show Bio
Community Food Security Programs Coordinator at NOFA-VT. I moved to Vermont to complete the Farmer Training Program at the University of Vermont in 2013. Prior to moving to Vermont, I earned a BA in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University. While living in Baltimore, I worked on food systems mapping projects with the Center for a Livable Future and healthy stores projects in the city’s food deserts with the Center for Human Nutrition at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Rachel Fussell
Education and Beginning Farmer Coordinator 802-434-4122
Show Bio
NOFA-VT Education and Beginning Farmer Coordinator
Kim Mercer
Maddie Kempner
Membership & Advocacy Coordinator (802) 434-4122
Jen Miller
Show Bio
Jen manages NOFA-VT's Farmer Services Program which provides business planning services, technical assistance, one-on-one farmer mentorships, and educational opportunities for Vermont's organic and sustainable farmers.
Kayla Strom
Office Manager
Kyla Bedard
(802) 434-4122
Show Bio
Education & Dairy Program Coordinator for NOFA-VT
Network Groups: Production and Processing
Jennifer Porter
Community Food Security Programs Coordinator 802-434-4122
Network Groups: Steering Committee, Food Access
Jaime Silverstein
Helen Rortvedt
802-434-4122 x12
Bill Cavanaugh
Christine Hill
Show Bio
Marketing & Communications Director at NOFA-VT
kayla strom
(413) 320-2164
Network Groups: Agritourism
Johanna Doren

View Member Organizations


  • Marketing
    • Local food directories
    • Support organization: Marketing
  • Farm Inputs
    • Support organization: Farm Inputs
  • Food Production
    • Support organization: Food Production
  • Retail Food Outlets
    • Support organization: Retail Food Outlets
  • Food Access and Nutrition
    • Support organization: Food Access and Nutrition
  • Education
    • General food system education
    • Farm to School programs
  • Workforce Development
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Feasibility and planning
  • Financing Organizations
    • Loans / debt
  • Regulations and Public Policy
    • Advocacy organization


Abenaki Land Link Project Sows Resiliency

The Abenaki Land Link Project, a partnership to grow food for Abenaki citizens between the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, Rooted in Vermont, a project of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) wrapped up its pilot year this fall.

Read More