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Farm to Plate is Vermont’s statewide initiative to increase economic
development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access
to healthy local food for all Vermonters.


News & Announcements

City Market's 17th Annual COTS Tree Sale

Burlington, VT – City Market’s COTS Tree Sale to benefit Burlington’s Committee on Temporary Shelter is now in its 17th year! Burlington’s downtown food co-op will once again sell fresh balsams from Moffatt’s Tree Farm in Craftsbury, Vermont. The sale will start with the first delivery from Moffatt’s on Wednesday, December 3 and end by Saturday, December 13 (or when all the trees are gone!).

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AGENCY OF AG CONSUMER PROTECTION CHIEF & MAPLE EXPERT HENRY MARCKRES RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL MAPLE INDUSTRY

Henry Marckres, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Chief and resident maple syrup expert was awarded the prestigious Lynn Reynolds Award for Leadership in the Maple Industry at the annual meeting of the North American Maple Syrup Council and the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) held October 21-23 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Established in 1999 in honor of long-time IMSI supporter and director, Lynn Reynolds, the prestigious award is bestowed annually on a worthy IMSI member in recognition of outstanding leadership in the International Maple Syrup Industry.

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Farmland Access Network Task Force Seeking Farmer Focus Group Participants

Land For Good, together with the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, are working on a Farmland Investor Financing Research Project. The project team is now looking for up to 10 farmers to participate in a focus group to examine and critique investment models from 4 "values based" farmland investment companies operating and buying farmland in New England.

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Meetings & Events

Maple Installations Short Course

Update your sap-collecting system and maximize your sugar-bush production. This course will cover the planning and installation of a modern pipeline vacuum sap-harvesting system. Students will prepare a sugar-bush for pipeline installation, design the layout for a pipeline system, install main lines, and install laterals for efficient sap harvest.

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Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: Middlebury

A workshop on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally. By the end of the day, you will have finished an on-farm produce safety plan with specific action-steps needed to implement it on your farm.

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Writing a Practical Produce Safety Plan Workshop: Poultney

A workshop on practical food safety for small and diversified farms who market directly and locally. By the end of the day, you will have finished an on-farm produce safety plan with specific action-steps needed to implement it on your farm.

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Job Listings

Controller (Whistle Pig Farm Distillery)

The WhistlePig Whiskey family is looking to add a Controller to their team as it starts to expand its bottling operations and build their distillery in Shoreham, Vermont. We are looking for a self-starter that will be able to implement new financial structures, SOP's and reporting as the company expands…

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Communications Manager (Woodchuck Hard Cider)

Do you love craft beer and cider? Do you want to craft a career in this fast growing segment of the alcoholic beverage marketplace? Things are happening fast in craft cider and Vermont Hard Cider Company, maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, is leading the charge into deeper innovation in the…

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Catamount Farm Coordinator (University of Vermont Food Systems Graduate Program)

Provide management of vegetable production in support of on-farm educational programming. Develop and implement an overall farm plan in support of: Farmer Training Program (FTP) and Plant & Soil Sciences (PSS) undergraduate programs; Community Supported Agriculture, farm stand, and institutional produce sales; and research needs of faculty in collaboration with…

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