Putney Students to Screen ‘Putney Food Stories’

News Release — Vermont Folklife Center Jan. 10, 2017 Contact: Evie Lovett [email protected] 802.258.1574 PUTNEY FOOD STORIES, short films by Putney Central School 8th grade students about long-time Putney community members, to show at Next Stage Arts Project in Putney on Wednesday, January 18, 7 pm The Putney Central School 8th grade Social Studies class […]

Karen Washington Discusses ‘The Colorization of Our Food System’ Nov. 29 at VLS

News Release — Vermont Law School Nov. 18, 2016 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Nov. 18, 2016––Activist and James Beard Leadership Award winner Karen Washington will speak about food justice and diversity in agriculture during a lecture titled “The Colorization of Our Food […]

Ron Krupp: Waste not

A scathing new report calculates that half of all the food produced in the U.S. alone goes to waste.

Market seen for Vermont food that’s going to waste

Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms says it’s not farmers who are causing the food to go to waste, but rather market forces beyond their control that make imperfect foods too costly to use.

Sorrell calls $2 million defense of GMO labeling law worthwhile

“We will have a national GMOs labeling requirement, largely due to Vermont’s efforts to lead the nation in this endeavor,” the attorney general said. Congress pre-empted Vermont’s law after three weeks.

Vermont attorney general yields to feds on GMO labeling

Attorney General Bill Sorrell said he won’t seek to enforce Vermont’s law requiring labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients now that the president has signed legislation addressing the issue. Vermont’s Act 120, which went into effect July 1, was pre-empted when President Barack Obama signed a federal law requiring producers to label GMO foods. […]

Margolis: Sowing doubt, but is it from GMO seed?

Like so many political debates, this one may be as much tribal and psychological as scientific and rational.

Distribution Study of Northeast Kingdom Growers and Producers to be Released at NEK Food System Plan Summit

News Release — NEK Food System Plan March 8, 2016 Contact: Taylar Foster, NEK Food System Plan Program Manager, 635-2620 or [email protected] While food manufacturers’ jobs, wages, and opportunities have increased in the Northeast Kingdom over the last decade, farmers and other producers struggle to get their products to markets in and outside of Vermont. […]

Sodexo’s ‘Vermont First’ Initiative On Track

News Release — Sodexo March 7, 2016 Contacts: Annie Rowell [email protected] 802.734.1326 Kevin Ellis [email protected] 802.371.8112 Enrico Dinges [email protected] BRINGING MORE LOCAL FOOD TO VT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MONTPELIER, Vt. — Sodexo, which serves the food at many of Vermont’s colleges and universities, spent $3.22 million purchasing locally-grown food in 2015. That constitutes 15.4 percent […]

VLS Presents ‘Food: What’s Law Got To Do With It?’ March 16

News Release — Vermont Law School Feb. 23, 2016 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Feb. 23, 2016––Vermont Law School alumni—farmers, food entrepreneurs, and lawyers—will discuss the many ways food and the law intersect during a panel discussion titled “Food: What’s Law Got to […]

Leahy’s bipartisan bill to expand Farm To School efforts advances in Senate

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Jan. 20, 2016 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 . . . Bill Doubles Funding To $10 Million Annually . . . Leahy-Lead Program Already Has Brought Several Grants To Vermont Schools, Helping Vermont Become A Leader In The Farm To School Movement WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016) – The […]

Vermont Law School’s food project gets $1.5 million in federal money

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $728,274 to the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School to support a program designed to get communities more access to healthy food. The money comes from the USDA’s National Agricultural Library “to support innovative legal resources for farmers, food entrepreneurs, researchers and policymakers,” according […]

Eat Valley Farm Fresh: Vital Communities launches campaign to connect consumers with local farms and food

News Release — Vital Communities July 21, 2015 Contact: Becka Warren Valley Food & Farm Manager [email protected] 802.291.9100 x112   WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Finding and enjoying local foods from Upper Valley farms just got easier with Valley Farm Fresh, a new marketing campaign launched by Vital Communities. Valley Farm Fresh encourages Upper Valley consumers to buy […]

Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, celebrates the origins of great food

News Release — Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing July 8, 2015 Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing [email protected] Twitter: Vermont Tourism Facebook: Vermont Tourism 802.522.7323 Suggested Tweet: #VTOpenFarm Week August 3-9. Your chance to visit the farm in “farm to table.”   Farms Open Their Doors to a Public […]