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Origins of Food
Rossiter St
Brandon, Vermont 05733

Origins of Food explores food systems and food communities. We collaborate with farmers and community organizers at the forefront of agricultural innovation, notably those who are working towards a socially and ecologically just future. We organize food-related travel tours within the U.S. and internationally. Experience just-roasted coffee grown on Guatemala's volcanoes, explore Vermont's innovative small farms and breweries or harvest fresh clams from Australian beaches using your own two hands.


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Lindsey Berk
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Lindsey spent seven years in marketing, advertising and PR in the private sector, and in 2011 escaped the cubicles of New York City to find herself nestled in the vines of Mendoza’s wine country as a harvest intern. What was meant to be a five month hiatus became a four year journey around Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. A life-changing role at a Peruvian disaster relief organization convinced Lindsey to continue working in the non-profit sector, and experiences working with a Guatemalan coffee cooperative and many WWOOFing farms locked her into the good food movement for good. ​ Lindsey now serves as the Executive Director of non-profit ACORN, dedicated to strengthening the local food system in Vermont's Champlain Valley. She is also a marketing and project management consultant for small farms and mission-driven organizations, on the Planning Committee for the International Workshop on Agritourism, coming to Vermont in Summer 2022, and serves on her town's Restorative Justice committee. She is also a climate activist and Board Member of 350VT. ​ When not organizing a food adventure or trying to find the best maple creemee in Vermont, Lindsey can be found mountainside, hiking, snowboarding and kayaking, enjoying down time with two cats and a stack of books, or tending to her backyard garden, with her latest Discover Weekly playing in the background. Lindsey is a trained yoga teacher and Good Grief facilitator and is always down to stop and enjoy a moment of stillness wherever she finds herself in the world.


  • Marketing
    • Agriculture and culinary tourism
  • Education
    • General food system education
    • Farm to School programs
    • Out of school programs
    • Internship / Apprenticeship / Mentorship programs
    • Support organization: Education


Farm Tours, Service Learning, Experiential Education, Alternative Breaks, Volunteering, Civic Engagement, Food Justice, Agritourism, Food Sovereignty, Travel, Tourism