VT FEED is a Farm to School project of NOFA-VT & Shelburne Farms
Apply for the Northeast Farm to School Institute!

Whether you're a long-time Farm to School champion or looking to begin integrating these programs into your school community,
you're invited to form a team and apply for the  Northeast Farm to School Institute.

The year-long Institute kicks off with a Summer Retreat at Shelburne Farms June 26-28.  Spend the retreat developing your Farm to School action plan, networking with other practitioners from around the region, and taking part in teacher and nutrition staff specific professional development.

Watch the stories of two 2017-18 Institute teams below to learn more:
 Harwood Union High School

Harwood Union High School at the 2017 Northeast Farm to School Institute Kickoff Retreat
 East Hartford Public Schools

Farm to School Awareness Day

In over half of the schools across Vermont, Farm to School programming has impacted 157 schools, 45,000+ K-12 students, and 22 early care and education programs. The Vermont Farm to School Network advocated for the expansion of this work at the State House on February 7, Farm to School Awareness Day, testifying in front of the Senate and House Ag Committees and the House Education Committee.
"We believe that our work, our cooking, and the food we prepare is instrumental in supporting students' ability to learn and thrive in school and life. We're committed to making sure we're part of their education... Farm to School isn't an event to us, it's how we do business."

-Testimony of Kathy Alexander, 
Director of Addison NE & NW Supervisory Union
and District School Nutrition Cooperative
Local Procurement Trainings & Tools

We work with schools to provide better and more equitable access to local, sustainable food. To do this, we've developed several tools and trainings to guide schools through the process of deliberately cultivating their own food culture.
Celebrating Over a Decade of Collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture,
Food & Markets

We've been a partner in supporting the grantees of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets' VT Farm to School grant program since its inception in 2007. On March 14, 2018 FTS grantees will convene at the Statehouse in Montpelier
Food Tank's "Most Cutting-Edge Farm to School Initiatives" includes VT-FEED!

We're honored to be named among these fellow organizations and advocates listed as Food Tank's 18 "Cutting Edge Farm to School programs" from across the globe!
Thank You for a Wonderful Evening in Support of Jr Iron Chef VT

Through the generosity of supporters, we're able to underwrite the Jr Iron Chef VT competition and keep it accessible for all students and schools. Our Benefit Dinner at Guild Tavern raised over $9,000!  Thank you to all the chefs, businesses, farms, and donors who spent the evening with us - we couldn't do our work without you!
Upcoming Programs & Events

FEBRUARY 17-19
NOFA-VT Winter Conference at UVM Davis Center

MARCH 7

MARCH 14
Early Childhood Day at the VT State House &
  VT Farm to School Grant awards ceremony at the State House

MARCH 17

JUNE 26-28
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Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont for their continued support of VT FEED.