Vermonters turning in greater numbers to their neighbors for food and local farmers are seeing an upsurge in direct local buyers. That trend must be encouraged.
Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional and national marketplace.
News Release Skinny Pancake & Vermont PBS October 26, 2016 Contact: Benjamin Adler, owner, Skinny Pancake, [email protected], 802-598-3028 Julia Andrews, Vermont PBS, [email protected], 802-655-4891 The Skinny Pancake and Vermont PBS are pleased to announce The Local Motive, a new, six- part television series that explores Vermont’s Farm to Plate food system, the most comprehensive local […]
News Release — Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Jan. 20, 2016 Contact: Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund [email protected] 2015 Farm to Plate Annual Report reviews progress and challenges facing Vermont’s food system from economic, social and environmental perspectives Montpelier, VT – Increases in local food consumption, jobs, and overall economic activity in the farm and food sector […]
The first Farm & Food Tech Social Meet-up welcomes farmers, food business entrepreneurs, makers, technology entrepreneurs, hackers, software developers and anyone else interested in furthering local, sustainable food systems with technology innovations to attend its launch event on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Generator, Burlington, Vermont’s maker space.
The Farm to Plate initiative is designed to boost the food and farm economy in Vermont.
Ms. Galbraith was formerly the Operations Manager for the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) which recently merged with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Since leaving BERC she interned with Food Works at Two Rivers Center, assisting them with fundraising and donor development.
Doubling the amount of locally produced food consumed in Vermont would create 1,500 jobs and boost the state’s economy by $135 million dollars annually, according to the report.
But saving Vermont dairy farms, the kind that 97% of Vermonters have in mind when they tell the Survey on the Future of Vermont they support agriculture, has nothing to do with milk. It envisages a return to a time when the landscape was dotted with thousands of farms making a living by producing food for local consumption. For this to occur, milk prices must rise, double or triple. For that to happen, production must be cut by 5% or 98 lbs.
Auditor Salmon has repeatedly spoken of his interest in performance audits. Hoffer wondered “With so much work to be done, why has the Auditor chosen to dabble in agriculture policy? What are his priorities?”