April 2020
Farm to Plate is Vermont’s food system plan being implemented statewide to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters.
The Farm to Plate team here at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund hopes all of you are in good health – mentally and physically, staying safe by following social distancing guidelines, and finding ways to remain optimistic about the future in what are unprecedented times. During these times, Farm to Plate is committed to helping farms, food businesses, and support organizations in our food system stay connected and coordinated, and find the resources they need to navigate the unprecedented conditions brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVID-19 resources page is intended to be a conduit to the many forms of help and assistance available to those impacted by the virus.  READ MORE...
Empty shelves? Can’t find the food you need? Please participate in this important survey. The University of Vermont is running a research study to survey all people about food access during the coronavirus outbreak. This survey will inform policy responses and provide a better understanding of food security during this time. Participants must be over the age of 18 and will be eligible for a drawing for one of 25 gift cards to a grocery store.
Share Stories: #CommunitiesFeedKids
Communities are responding to COVID-19 with incredible generosity and ingenuity, recognizing the necessity of school meal programs and the connection to healthy and local food. Celebrate your community by sharing a story. Tag your town, community, state or district - use #CommunitiesFeedKids!
Wild Foods Cooking Demo: Trout and Farm Fresh Sides
Friday, April 10 at 4:45 p.m.: Join Rooted in Vermont and Vermont Fish & Wildlife for a socially-distant Facebook Live event where they'll be showing off how to whip up an excellent spring time wild food dinner! Vermont Trout season opens April 11 so the demo will feature how to process and cook this excellent fish along with a few easy sides featuring ingredients from some Rooted in Vermont farms which are stepping up big to feed their communities.
Agritourism Facebook Group for Farmers
Vermont Farmers form one of the most vibrant, innovative, and adaptable sectors of Vermont's working landscape. This is a discussion space for Vermont farmers who offer agritourism, including direct sales to share strengths, challenges, resources, and ideas.
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Sarah Danly , Farm to Plate Network Manager
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