April 2014 Blog Posts

April 30, 2014

Gov. Shumlin will sign the GMO bill next week!

We've just got word that Governor Shumlin plans to sign H.112, Vermont's GMO labeling bill, next Thursday, May 8 at 2:30 PM. We're planning a statehouse lawn celebration - please join us! More details coming soon - follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest.

April 28, 2014

CSA Open Farm Day!

Have you ever been curious if a CSA is right for you but aren’t sure where to start? To learn more about CSAs and meet the farmers, join NOFA-VT and over 50 Vermont farms in our Open CSA Farm Day, Sunday May 4th from 1-4pm. During this time, CSAs across the state will open their doors for tours,...

April 21, 2014

Vermont Senate Approves GMO Labeling Bill by a vote of 28-2 !!!

On April 16th the Vermont Senate voted 28-2 in favor of H.112, which would require the labeling of foods made with genetic engineering. This brings Vermont very close to final passage and enactment of the nation’s first GMO labeling law that does not include a multi-state “trigger, which would...

April 9, 2014

Job Openings and Internships at NOFA!

We're currently looking for two people to join the NOFA team - one as a Farm to Community Mentor for Orleans and Caledonia counties, and one to be our Mobile Oven Baker for the summer and fall event season. We also have a few intern positions still open. Read on for  full job descriptions and...

April 3, 2014

GMO Bill Moves Forward!

Special update from NOFA's policy advisor, Dave Rogers! At 11am today, the VT Senate Judiciary Committee, after several weeks of work, voted 5-0 in favor of our GMO labeling bill. The bill contains no triggers and establishes a special $1.5M fund to cover implementation and legal costs, if...

April 3, 2014

Are you Konected?

Looking for an interesting, meaningful gift for a loved one, or something to brighten up your springtime attire (now that spring seems finally to have consented to arrive)? Check out the NOFA-VT bracelet from KonectIDY! KonectIDY produces a line of bracelets that use a language of colored beads...