Vermont FEED is a Farm to School partnership project of NOFAT-VT and Shelburne Farms
October is Farm to School Month!
The Vermont Farm to School Network is asking YOU—Farm to School champions—to share the impact of our collective work with those who can influence its growth: school boards, superintendents, and legislative candidates. When leaders see Farm to School in action, they become our best allies. #VTFTSMONTH
Now Available: Vermont Farm to School Program Grant Opportunities
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets has released the 2019 Vermont Farm to School Grant Program Requests for Applications. Schools and early care providers have until November 14, 2018 at noon to apply.
Nutrition, Taste, and Cost: Balancing Priorities in the School Cafeteria
School nutrition professionals gathered in Milton, VT for the Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute this August. We hosted multiple workshops, including one focusing on how to feed students nourishing meals on a budget — that they will actually eat.
The 2018 Northeast Farm to School Institute Starts Off Strong
Twelve school teams from seven Northeast states built action plans to create and strengthen whole-school, Farm to School programs in their community. Those plans are now being implemented with the support of an experienced coach to integrate best Farm to School practices within the school community. #NEFTSI
READY, SET, CHOP!
Jr Iron Chef VT is our statewide culinary competition challenging teams of middle and high school students to engage in improving their own health and the health of their community by creating nutritious, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. Register early to ensure your team's spot. #JrIRONCHEFVT
Our biggest THANK YOU to the Vermont Mozart Festival and Farm to Ballet Project for donating a portion of the profits from their summer performances at Shelburne Farms toward our Farm to School work!
UPCOMING EVENTS
OCTOBER 15–19: National School Lunch Week

OCTOBER 22: Vermont Farm to School Month Celebration at Berlin Elementary School

OCTOBER 22–JANUARY 14: Cultivating Farm to School Professional Learning Course with Vital Communities in Claremont, NH.


NOVEMBER 14: Early Bird registration for Jr Iron Chef VT 2019 opens.
Find full details and other important dates here .



COMING SOON!  The Vermont Farm to School Network is launching a School Leaders Campaign to help our school boards, superintendents, and principals learn about the important impact Farm to School has on their school communities. Join us! Find more information in upcoming newsletters or  email dhudson@shelburnefarms.org.
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Jr Iron Chef VT 2019 updates. Share your Jr Iron Chef VT and Northeast Farm to School Institute stories with #JrIRONCHEFVT & #NEFTSI