Since 2010 purchases of local food in Vermont have increased by $176 million to $310 million in total (13.9% of total food and beverage sales); 6,559 net new jobs and 742 net new businesses have been created; and the percentage of food insecure Vermont households has dropped to 9.8% from 13.2%.
A 2018 Exploration of the Future of Vermont Agriculture: Ideas to Seed a Conversation and a Call to Action
An assessment of how to respond to ongoing negative trends in Vermont agriculture.
This study gives 10 recommendations to better align Vermont's food system education with the needs of today's farm and food businesses.
This report provides an understanding of the kinds of products independent grocery stores currently sell and what real and perceived barriers exist to selling more or different products at independent grocery stores.
Gathering the Herd captures lessons learned over a three year period from by the Farm to Plate Meat Processing Task…
This toolkit focuses on improving food access through municipal and regional plans.There are a wide variety of ways to address food access in plans in conjunction with other issues of concern to communities, such as economic development, transportation, and much more. This resource includes information on the planning process, explores the way that food access relates to other topics that are already being addressed through local planning, provides suggested strategies to include and advice on how to select the most appropriate, and presents successful examples from around the state.
The first financing case study, Seeding the Future With Convertible Debt, focuses on High Mowing Organic Seeds--a producer of more than 600 varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seed that employs more than 40 people in Wolcott--and convertible debt.
This document, prepared by the Health Cross-Cutting Team, presents a sampling of the wide variety of programs across Vermont that address the intersection of food and health, from community-based nutrition education programs, to a hospital supporting a community cold storage facility.
Over the past year, 22 citizen-leaders have worked together to learn, to articulate a shared vision and goals, and to call upon Vermonters to act in the face of the crisis in dairy and in water quality.