In 2019, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) was reauthorized by the Vermont state legislature to create the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030. The final version was published February 8, 2021 and was delivered to the Vermont State Legislature on February 11. Watch the press conference officially release the Plan here and watch the presentation to the Vermont State Legislature here and here.
The Plan contains a vision for Vermont's food system in 2030, 15 strategic goals with 87 objectives, and 34 priority strategies (recommendations for action). It is based on a series of 54 food system product, market, and issue briefs highlighting current conditions, bottlenecks and gaps, opportunities, and recommendations.
- The Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan - This is the complete document. It contains background on the Plan and its development, the vision for Vermont's food system in 2030, the strategic goals and objectives, the priority strategies, an overview of collective impact and the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, all 54 briefs, and a table explaining the relationship of the priority strategies to the briefs.
- The Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan - smaller file - This file does not include the briefs and may be a more manageable file size for slow connections.
- Individual Product, Market, and Issue Briefs which can be found below organized by brief category, and also in the 2021-2030 Plan resource collection.
- Table of Priority Strategies with Source Reference -This table, which is also contained in the Supplemental Materials of the Plan, documents the relationships between briefs and the final Plan.
- End notes and data citations for all of the product, market, and issue briefs.
- Food System Financing Inventory - A listing of capital providers who help to finance farm and food businesses, including debt, equity, and royalty financing, as well as various grant programs.
Browse the briefs by category in the sliders below, or to find the full list of the briefs go to the 2021-2030 Plan resource collection page.