Resources & Stories

Resources

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The Beef on Dairy project is a multi-year project tasked with developing stronger beef-dairy partnerships to reduce costs, increase dairy farm viability, and improve product quality to increase market access...
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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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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A collection of resources exploring the world of local food in schools, hospitals, colleges, and other institutions.
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In response to the need to help businesses better understand and navigate the variety of financing options available to them, the Financing Cross-Cutting Team of the Farm to Plate Network created a series of case studies on convertible debt, farmland financing, and royalty financing.

Stories

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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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Young farmers in Vermont are met with challenges and opportunities.
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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.
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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.