Resources & Stories


Report: Reframing Farming: Strategies for expanding thinking about agriculture
As most of us now lack personal experience with farming, we also lack ways to understand what farming involves, who it involves, what is required to stay in business, and how it affects our environment and society as a whole.
Farmacy Healthcare CSA
In total, there are 20 distinct groups in the network including the CSA and Healthcare Community of Practice. This report brings together data and information gathered by all of these...
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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.

Resource Collections

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.
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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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...


by Sydney Blume Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and perennial plants into an agricultural landscape, and it has been shown to enhance carbon sequestration, air and water quality...
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Carissa Brewton, RD and Co-curator of the Farm to Plate Food Security Topic Exchange Interested in learning more about food security issues? Register for the Food Security Topic Exchange by...
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The ability to not only withstand large systemic shocks, but to bounce back from them, is the hallmark of resiliency. But bouncing back does not necessarily mean that everything looks...
Food Security Planning - Photo Courtesy of Action Circles
We are excited and hopeful that we can make a just, implementable, concrete, and ambitious Food Security Plan that leads to food security for everyone in Vermont. This year, we...