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Molly Gray to host telephone town hall on local food systems and agriculture

Apr 29 2020, 7:06 PM

Assistant Attorney General Molly Gray, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, will host a telephone town hall on Thursday for Vermont farmers, distributors and consumers about local food systems and agriculture during Covid-19. 

Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts, Executive Director of NOFA-VT Grace Oedel, Pete Johnson, owner of Pete’s Greens, and John Sayles, the CEO of the Vermont Foodbank will participate in the panel.

“As we gear up for this growing season and our markets reopen, Vermonter farmers, distributors and consumers want to know how they can sell and access Vermont grown and produced meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables that are fresh, healthy and safe,” Gray said. “Local farms are crucial to community-level recovery from the economic impacts of Covid-19. As a state, we can help our local economy rebuild by supporting local agriculture now, and in the future.”

During the event, speakers will answer questions about new guidelines for farmers and consumers shopping at farmers markets this season, business resources for farmers and food producers, how the Vermont Foodbank is sourcing and distributing locally grown food for Vermonters in need and more.

People who are experiencing a food emergency can find help at vtfoodbank.org or by calling 1-800-585-2265.

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