Posted August 2, 2023 at 03:04pm by Kelly Dolan

The New Farm to Plate Steering Committee!


Please join us in welcoming Farm to Plate’s new Steering Committee! The Steering Committee serves as a governing and advisory body for the Farm to Plate Network. They also play a key role in selecting the theme and content of the Farm to Plate Annual Gathering.

There are 17 total seats on the Steering Committee. Five seats are designated for Network leadership (one curator from each of the five Topic Exchanges), seven standing seats for food system organizations that represent a cross-section of food system issue areas and constituencies, and five seats selected through an open application process. 

The Steering Committee had its initial kick off meeting on Wednesday, June 14th at Knoll Farm in Waitsfield to discuss their shared work and this year’s gathering theme. After reviewing feedback from the 2022 Gathering, they selected the theme of, “Transformative Change”. There is a shared sense amongst Network members to "be brave" in how we work together to address some of the most pressing issues facing our state, region, and world.

Committee members:



Network Leadership Role

Hunger Free VT

Lechelle-Antonia Gray

Food Security TE


Ari-Rockland Miller

Land Access and Land Use TE

Saint Michael's College

Kristyn Achilich

Ed, Workforce and Labor TE


Abbey Willard



Helen Rortvedt

NOFA-VT Designated alternate(s)

Erin Buckwalter


Rural Vermont

Graham Unangst-Rufenacht

Rural Vermont Designated alternate(s)

Caroline Gordon


Shelburne Farms

Betsy Rosenbluth


Vital Communities – Alternate for Land Access and Land Use TE

Sarah Danly


Vermont Way Foods

Matt Landi


Vermont Releaf Collective

Samantha Langevin

Designated alternate

Jennifer Morton-Dow


Joshua Allen


Green Acres Homestead

Mark Montalban


Radiance Studios LLC and Vermont Womenpreneurs

Mieko Ozeki


Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Susie Walsh-Daloz