Resources & Stories

Resources

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.
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Composting_Guide
Farm to Plate’s Food Cycle Community of Practice has developed a new resource for farmers looking to expand on-farm composting in collaboration with their local community. The guide, Partnering Farms...
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This report features highlights of Farm to Plate Network projects from 2010-2020. The Vermont Legislature and Governor Douglas created the Farm to Plate Investment Program in May 2009, and tasked...

Resource Collections

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Many individuals and organizations have worked tirelessly on addressing racism broadly and specifically within the food system for decades. Let's elevate their work, galvanize support and learn.
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2021-2030 strategic plan
The Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan and a collection of resources from its development.
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Sustaining agriculture cover
Five short easily digestible agricultural planning modules that cover land conservation, farmland and property taxes, local regulations, and state regulations.
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A collection of resources providing market research, best production practices, and budgeting tools for grass-fed beef production

Stories

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Milk with Dignity Hannaford Campaign
In 2020, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), NOFA-VT, Rural Vermont, Food Solutions New England, and many other organizations that work to strengthen the state and region’s agricultural landscape and rural...
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Food connects equitable food buying club
Vermont is developing a food security plan. The plan will advance long-term, equitable, food security and food access by all of Vermont’s residents not only today but in times of crisis, regardless of their life circumstances. The Farm to Plate Network Food Security Strategy Team is tasked with pushing forward this priority strategy.
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The Farm to Plate team at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund stands in solidarity with the Black and African American community in condemning the murders of and demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. Floyd’s murder, and the protests unfolding across the country, are a stark reminder that while we have been in the throes of a health crisis these past three months, the crises of racism, racial inequality, and white supremacy have embroiled our nation’s entire history and continue to live with us today.