Vermont's Farm to School Newsletter

Resources to support your Farm to School needs, brought to you by members of the Vermont Farm to School Network.
A Vermont Farm to School Case Study:
Milton High School
"The food service staff created a cafeteria that is warm and inviting. The culture creates an appreciation for food, and an interest in learning how it grows and where it's sourced from."
–Mary Jane Stinson, Principal

We recently completed five case studies from around the state to illustrate the various paths to Farm to School programming. Learn more about how this high school has succeeded in bringing Farm to School to their community.
Highlights from the 2019 National Farm to School
Annual Meeting
Attendees were updated about the current state of the Farm to School movement nationally, the accomplishments over the past year, lessons learned, and the Network’s commitment to social justice and equity. We share some of the salient highlights.
Lookout for Our October Regional Gatherings!
Gather in your region to build local connections with peers and Farm to School practitioners, access resources, and find support for your efforts. Celebrate successes, build energy, and find solutions to strengthen the work in your area. Details to come, keep checking our website for updates!
Additional Resources We're Using
For such a small state, Vermont has around 900 dairy farms milking cows, sheep, and/or goats. Find ready-to-go materials for the classroom, cafeteria, and community that promotes the use of local, seasonal Vermont foods.

An interactive guide for educators, students, and advocates that explores how food systems and our changing climate interact, and how personal choices can make a difference.

A garden-enhanced nutrition education curriculum for upper elementary school children developed by the California Department of Education.

A series of videos from social movements in the United States working towards a more just, sovereign, and sustainable food system.
Hunger Free Vermont's Summer Meal Sites
Each summer, Hunger Free Vermont compiles regional lists of drop-in meal sites where anyone 18 and under can access free meals. 
Events & Professional Learning

THROUGHOUT JULY: Farm to Ballet performances

AUGUST 9-15: Vermont Open Farm Week

AUGUST 12-16: Vermont Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute
*details to come through the VT Dept. of Education*

Grant Opportunities
Vermont Community Garden Network's Grants List
various deadlines

Funding for community projects supporting gardens, food access, and outdoor learning
Vermont Dairy in the Classroom
apply today — spaces limited

A hands-on, inquiry based program for Vermont teachers and students, grades PK-6
The Vermont Farm to School Network is a statewide network engaging students and school communities in a local food and farm culture that nurtures children's health, cultivates viable farms, and builds vibrant communities.

Please contact Betsy Rosenbluth at with questions, comments, or additions.