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Salvation Farms
(802) 888-4360
PO Box 1174 49 Portland Street
Morrisville, VT 05661

Salvation Farms reduces farm fresh food loss and increases local food access through the responsible management and use of Vermont’s surplus crops. Our mission is to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management by fostering collaborative, cross-sector partnerships that create efficient management practices for Vermont’s farm surplus through the engagement and utilization of available resources, skills and knowledge. We are guided by the philosophy that farms are, were, and always will be our salvation: small, diversified farms are the cornerstones of healthy, wholesome and stable communities. Salvation Farms is building a proactive statewide management system for Vermont’s farm surplus. Unmarketable farm surplus exceeds two million pounds annually in Vermont and, at best, only 12% of this resource is currently being captured; yet our state has a 14% food insecurity rate, we serve 54,000 school meals daily and more than 600,000 meals in our hospitals annually. The institutions serving our vulnerable populations are often restricted by budgets that impede their ability to access Vermont-grown foods resulting in an excess of $14,000,000 being spent on food from far away sources. The Vermont Gleaning Collective and Vermont Commodity Program are our foundation. We are creating a statewide blanket of gleaning initiatives, increasing the state’s capacity to capture greater volumes of wasted farm fresh surplus by supporting Collective member organizations as they develop and manage effective gleaning programs. Volumes of farm surplus too great for a gleaning initiative to distribute in their local community will be aggregated into the Commodity Program for raw case packing or light processing. Salvation Farms’ model for agricultural surplus management does not exist anywhere in America. America’s strategy to capture and distribute surplus is based in charity, not in building resilience, and is segmented – rarely engaging the potential mix of community stakeholders important to addressing food waste and food inequality. Our system works in tandem with our for-profit food system and will increase 1) local food consumption, 2) farm production awareness, 3) regional food processing, 4) workforce development, 5) in-state investment in local agriculture while lessening our social and environment impact of investing outside of Vermont. We will build greater awareness and appreciation for our natural resources, our management and demand of these resources and how we can collectively decide to creatively use them.


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Theresa Snow
Executive Director (802) 522-3148
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Theresa has worked in Vermont’s agricultural sector for more than 20 years. She founded Salvation Farms in 2004, receiving both regional and national awards including the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility's Young Changemaker Award. Theresa has a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management from Sterling College, has worked for Vermont agricultural businesses like Pete’s Greens and High Mowing Organic Seeds, and filled a Director of Agricultural Resources position with the Vermont Foodbank. Theresa has co-facilitated a national working group focused on infrastructure needs to manage farm surplus with the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, served as an advisor for a World Wildlife Fund directed research project looking to maximize farm resources in America, and is a founding Board Member of the national Association of Gleaning Organizations. In Vermont, her work has included service to more than 100 farms, engaging community members in thousands of hours of volunteer opportunities, providing millions of servings of surplus produce to marginalized populations, offering technical assistance to partner organizations, and collaborating with diverse partners from inmates to state agencies. Theresa has a steadfast conviction for the responsible stewardship and use of our natural resources with a parallel dedication to the engagement of individuals across the socio-economic spectrum in the work that she leads.
Morgan Wickstrom
(631) 338-9729
Kayleigh Boyle
(802) 535-7575
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I have worked in small-scale organic agriculture for over a decade, managing and mentoring staff and volunteers of all ages and abilities. I am excited to join Salvation Farms as the Gleaning Coordinator to be part of their mission to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management.
Hillary Bailey
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Born and raised in the Granite State, Hillary is thrilled to begin her adventure here in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Hillary has a BA in Post-Colonial Literature and Creative Writing from Keene State College. After college, she spent a year as a disaster relief specialist with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps, and a second year as the Operations VISTA at the NH Food Bank. Her experiences with these AmeriCorps programs, combined with her upbringing on a small farm in central NH, brought her true passion to the forefront of her mind: the food system. Hillary has spent her professional life working on small farms and with non-profit organizations to build connections between food producers and those who are food insecure. She is excited to get to work here in Vermont, helping Salvation Farms build systems to connect farmers and food producers with the institutions and consumers who struggle with food access. When she is not working, Hillary can be found in her gardens, reading, or wandering around VT with her partner and their dog.
Koi Boynton
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Koi Boynton has a rich history of supporting local food systems in Vermont and believes that access to fresh local foods and connections to farms can transform the health and vitality of our communities. Currently, Koi serves as the Assistant Director at Salvation Farms, where she works with the Executive Director and staff to set and assess the organization's culture, strategic direction, and impact.