Vermont FEED is a Farm to School partnership project of NOFAT-VT and Shelburne Farms
The 2019-20 Northeast
Farm to School Institute Kickoff Recap
Take a glimpse into the start of our 9th annual year-long professional learning opportunity for twelve Northeast school and early childhood teams at Shelburne Farms.
Thank You for Two Decades of Farm to School Leadership
Our much treasured VT FEED Program Director, Abbie Nelson, will be retiring and leaving NOFA-VT and Vermont FEED at the end of December 2019. Over the last 20 years, Abbie’s work has varied and grown, and her humor, comradery, and passion for local agriculture, school nutrition, and feeding kids has benefitted us all.
Vermont Receives USDA Farm to School Grant Under Leahy-Authored Act
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets — in partnership with Vermont FEED, Hunger Free Vermont, and Healthy Roots Collaborative — received a $98,918 grant to strengthen Farm to School programming in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties! Earlier this year, Senator Leahy was instrumental in introducing bipartisan legislation to raise the Farm to School Grants Program's funding level from $5 million to $15 million to bring Farm to School to more communities throughout the country.
Our Farm to School Institute Model Expands Nationally
"This is much bigger than farm to table, we're changing lives"

This quote from a school leader during the Mississippi Farm to School Institute captures the essence of how we’re using food system transformation to create changemakers in our schools—all with the goal of a more sustainable future. 
Food Systems Learning as a Bridge to Farm to School Readiness
Building a Farm to School team across the school community can take time. Meanwhile, educators are eager to integrate hands-on food, farm, and nutrition concepts into their curriculum. The Shelburne Farms Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability focused on food systems as a means to bridging this perceived gap.
Supporting COTS with New Family Cooking Program
When COTS began planning for their new program to involve its families in cooking, they reached out to us for support in working with youth (and adults!) in the kitchen.
Thank you Farm to Ballet Project!
The Farm to Ballet Project dedicated a portion of the proceeds from the July 21st performance at Shelburne Farms to our youth culinary competition, Jr Iron Chef VT. We thank this creative and innovative organization for their continued support and the 500+ people in attendance! 📷: Brandon Parrish
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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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