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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

Attend the Big E: VAAFM Now Accepting Vendor Proposals

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is now accepting proposals from Vermont businesses and organizations for vending and exhibiting space in the Vermont Building at the Eastern States Exposition (“Big E”) in West Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2015, the fair will be held from September 18th - October 4th. Nearly 1 million patrons passed through the Vermont Building during the 2014 fair, spending over $1.7 million on Vermont products.

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Employee garden grants for small businesses

The Vermont Department of Health and Vermont Community Garden Network are offering grants for small businesses to establish workplace food gardens. Green Thumbs at Work grantees will receive $500 for materials, a $250 Gardener’s Supply gift certificate, and garden planning support and technical assistance from horticulturalist Charlie Nardozzi and the Vermont Community Garden Network. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Annual Vermont Farm Show Kicks-Off January 27

A cold and snowy January can mean only one thing – it’s time for the 2015 Vermont Farm Show! As the Champlain Valley Expo prepares to host the 83rd annual Vermont Farm Show, Tuesday January 27 through Thursday, January 29, organizers have announced an exciting line-up of exhibits and events.

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Meetings & Events

Artisan Cheesemaking Course

Sterling College and the Cellars at Jasper Hill are collaborating to offer Fundamentals of Cheesemaking. Led by world-renowned master cheesemaker and educator Ivan Larcher, it is designed to provide students the practical and scientific knowledge involved in creating small-scale artisan cheese. Students will learn the full process of cheesemaking, from milk production, lactic technology, and coagulants, to salting, tasting, ripening, and cheese quality.

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Vermont Farm Show 2015

Vermont’s Premier Winter Show! Commercial and agricultural exhibits including farm machinery, annual meetings of several Vermont commodity groups, and new and improved farm product contest! Consumer Night on Wednesday - if you aren’t a farmer, come and see what we do!

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Dairy Farmers' Appreciation Banquet at the Vermont Farm Show

Come celebrate Vermont's Highest-Quality-Milk award winners, Finley Award recipient, and Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year at this mid-day banquet. Sample some excellent Vermont cheeses, too! Tickets are $10 each.

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Job Listings

Garden Intern 2015 (NOFA Vermont)

About NOFA-VT The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.      NOFA Vermont’s mission is to create a vital Vermont food system – one that…

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SUMMER VT FEED Intern (NOFA Vermont)

About NOFA-VT and VT FEED The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.      NOFA Vermont’s mission is to create a vital Vermont food…

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Farm Manager (Golden Well Farm)

Golden Well Farm & Apiaries in New Haven, Vermont is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual for seasonal work as a Farm Manager, with potential for full-year employment. The right candidate will have had at least 2 full seasons managing a vegetable CSA and have experience with Organic farming methods for veggies and berries. This family…

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