Resources & Stories

Resources

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.
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2021-2030 strategic plan
The Plan contains a vision for Vermont's food system in 2030, 15 strategic goals, and 34 priority strategies. It is based on a series of 54 food system product, market, and issue briefs highlighting current conditions, bottlenecks and gaps, opportunities, and recommendations.
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Exploring the Next Frontier: Increasing Local Food Sales at Vermont's Independent Retailers is a report published by Farm to Plate's Supply and Demand Task Force in order to help grow...

Resource Collections

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These recorded webinars each provide an overview of the Plan and guidance on different ways in which you can use it.
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By statute, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is required to provide to the legislature annually a: "summary of work completed in the farm-to-plate investment program, including progress toward meeting the...
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During the 2009 legislative session, two member-based public policy organizations, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and Rural Vermont, and a number of state legislators (including Representatives Chris Bray, Will Stevens...
A collection of resources pertaining to current water quality as well as ways for improvement.

Stories

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Vermont’s food co-ops have been integral to efforts over the last decade to increase the amount of local food purchased and consumed in Vermont.
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Vermont’s emergent grass-fed beef industry.
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Vermont Community Loan Fund Lends $609,500 in Q4 2018.