July 2013 Blog Posts

July 25, 2013

Come work with us!

NOFA staff at the Winter Conference, 2012 You don't have to be a farmer to be a part of Vermont's local, organic food system! You can make a difference as part of the network of organizations that provide critical services to farmers and consumers. There are currently two positions open in...

July 23, 2013

National Farmers' Market Week Film Challenge!

National Farmers’ Market week is right around the corner, taking place this year August 4th-10th. NOFA-VT, in collaboration with the Vermont Farmers’ Market Association (VTFMA), is busy planning for this important week.  During this week, we focus attention on the important role that farmers’...

July 19, 2013

Weed Watch - Wild Parsnip

Big and yellow are the main identifying characteristics of wild parsnip. Photo courtesy Mike Bald This update comes from NOFA member Mike Bald, a professional invasive species manager and founder of the website Got Weeds?. Mike urges farmers and gardeners to be aware of the plants around you...

July 15, 2013

VTFMA Featured Market: Winooski Farmers' Market

NOFA-VT and the Vermont Farmers Market Association (VTFMA) work closely to support  farmers' market across the state. This summer season, the VTFMA will feature ten farmers' markets statewide. The third in this series is the Winooski Farmers' Market. Running from June 9th to October 20th, the...

July 12, 2013

Food+Co-ops: Next Generation Leadership

Sarah at Middlebury College Organic Farm (c) Middlebury College (2013) NOFA VT’s Winter Conference is the best-attended gathering of farmers and their allies in Vermont each year. The theme of the 2013 conference was Generations of Innovation. Implied in that theme is the value of next-generation...

July 3, 2013

Reflections on the [r]Evolution

Several NOFA-VT staff and interns attended last week's Food Systems Summit at UVM, a half-day-long series of short talks in the TEDTalks style. We were interested, of course, in the topic of food systems and excited to see how our state's land grant university - one of our key partners and a...