As the Farm to Plate COVID-19 Task Force holds regular meetings, we are recording them and uploading to an unlisted YouTube playlist so you can watch if you could not attend the meeting or would like to revisit topics discussed.
A Guide to help retailers promote local foods and specialty products at their store or farmstand, Created by CAE.
A list of online ordering platforms with pricing/fees as well as a list of places for selling Vermont Products to list your online shop. This is a living google document that will be regularly updated and submissions encourage.
This resource contains public health guidelines for safe community gardening and best practices for COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. Information assimilated from the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Harvard Medical School, primarily. Research is changing daily. Please check back often for the latest information.
The intention at FINE is to stay on top of the rapidly changing conditions and emerging challenges for their partners and their constituents. They are actively updating the page with opportunities to connect, resources, and a matchmaking platform.
UVM is monitoring the situation, developing response plans and providing comprehensive information.
Use this sheet to indicate whether you are looking for or able to offer distribution assistance (shared delivery via existing routes, shared drop-spots, etc.).
Food Institutions New England (FINE) has created a matchmaking spreadsheet designed to match up needs and surplus in the New England institutional food system. They welcome anyone to add, view or contact others on the list directly.
With workplaces upended due to COVID-19, farms are in uncharted territory. We created a guide to employment law for Vermont farmers and farm workers covering some of the most pressing questions raised by the novel coronavirus: from paid sick leave, to unemployment insurance, to rules for small businesses.
Food products sold at Farmers Markets and through home delivery services need to be produced and processed according to the Vermont Department of Health and the VT Agency of Agriculture rules, regulations and guidelines. This will ensure that products are as safe as possible and it will also assure your customers that your business has product quality and safety in mind.