Resources & Stories

Resources

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In 2021, Governor Phil Scott named 12 members to the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Vermont Agriculture to study and strategize how best to grow agriculture in the Green Mountain State.
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A guidebook on the wide range of careers within our food system and potential next steps for pursuing those careers.
This document is the first half of a short guide on how the community food system strategies recommended in Farm to Plate resources relate to ARPA funding guidelines. This portion of the document provides a general framework for thinking about potential applicability of ARPA funding, and suggestions for how to begin identifying effective projects.
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This article provides a look into counting local food consumption, including many lessons learned. Recently published in JAFSCD, it outlines the methods to count progress and learnings from a multi-year effort by Vermont Farm to Plate.

Resource Collections

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The Abenaki Land Link Project is a partnership to provide indigenous seeds to gardeners, homesteaders, and farmers around Vermont who are dedicating land to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens.
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A collection of resources from the Career Profiles project, including profiles of workers in Vermont's food system, resources for teachers, and background information.
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local food display at middlebury natural foods coop
The Retail Collection includes the Take 5 video series and the Small Bites newsletter archive along with written resources designed to help retailers more effectively source and merchandise local food.
Access important market intel on Vermont and regional food distribution systems, as well as wholesale market opportunities and barriers.

Stories

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When schools closed their doors, they had less than a week to completely reimagine their distribution models and keep students fed and nourished. Vermont FEED is honored to share some voices from the frontline school nutrition programs that so many families depend on.
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The Abenaki Land Link Project, a partnership to grow food for Abenaki citizens between the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, Rooted in Vermont, a project of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) wrapped up its pilot year this fall.
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Addressing student food insecurity on college campuses.