Vermont FEED is a Farm to School partnership project of NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms
Vermont's Farm to School Month Celebration
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food. The Vermont Farm to School Network, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Food & Markets Anson Tebbetts, VT Commissioner of Health Dr. Levine, legislators, and farmers gathered at the St. Albans Town Education Center to recognize the important work going on throughout the state.
Jr Iron Chef VT 2020 Registration Opens November 15
Build your student culinary team for the the 13th Annual Jr Iron Chef VT competition taking place Saturday, March 14 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Early Bird registration rates open November 15, and registration closes January 17. Sign up early – space is limited!
How Do We Feed Vermont's School Children?
Schools in Vermont serve meals to more than 50,000 Vermont students, with an investment of $50.3 million each year, and $15.5 million of that money is spent on food. With this updated publication, we dove into Vermont school meals and how farm to school programs can improve them.
Nourished and Read to Learn!
Join the Vermont School Leadership Campaign
We're excited to announce the launch of a collaborative effort of the Vermont Farm to School Network to elevate district and supervisory leaders' understanding and support for farm to school. Get access to the webinar, campaign toolkit, case studies, and informational handouts below.
Vermont Farm to School and Early Childhood Grants
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Farm to School and Early Childhood: Child Nutrition Grants. This grant is open to schools and licensed or regulated early care providers who are interested in establishing or expanding a farm to school program. Grantees will receive $15,000 in financial support as well as customized technical assistance. Applications are due November 21st.
School to Farm Partnerships
The second year of our ‘School to Farm’ project will help school communities build stronger connections with their local farms through education, local purchasing, and community engagement. Four farms are paired with four schools for a variety of activities throughout the year.
Coming Soon:
NEW Vermont FEED Guide!
Connecting Classrooms, Cafeterias and Communities:
A Guide to Building Integrated Farm to School Programs  

Vermont FEED has a new guide coming out this fall to support schools in developing robust, long-lasting farm to school programs. It reflects 20 years of practice, evaluative research, and innovation in the field that updates earlier FEED resources with new approaches, templates, and tools organized around our farm to school action planning process . Check our website in November to download or order your copy!
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