Putney Students to Screen ‘Putney Food Stories’

News Release — Vermont Folklife Center Jan. 10, 2017 Contact: Evie Lovett evielovett@gmail.com 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, mapelquist@vermontlaw.edu 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 […]






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. […]




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 nekfoodsystemplan@gmail.com 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 Annie.rowell@sodexo.com 802.734.1326 Kevin Ellis Kevin@ellis-mills.com 802.371.8112 Enrico Dinges Enrico.dinges@sodxeo.com 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, mapelquist@vermontlaw.edu 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 […]




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 Becka@VitalCommunities.org 802.291.9100 x112 VitalCommunities.org   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 VermontVacation.com laura.peterson@state.vt.us 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.” www.diginvt.com   Farms Open Their Doors to a Public […]