May 2014 Blog Posts

May 27, 2014

Congrats to Small Business Award winners!

We are excited to see a number of farm and food businesses (and NOFA-VT members!) have won awards from Vermont Business Magazine and the US Small Business Administration. These include: Small Business People of the Year: Bill Cherry & Jeff Neiblum of Switchback Brewing in Burlington (not...

May 22, 2014

Got Stink Bugs?

MSB is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops in North America. Cornell University's IPM Center is conducting some research into Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) and its effect on crops in the Northeast. We're passing this on with the encouragement to participate...

May 19, 2014

Advertise in our organic guide - deadline 5/28! [update]

We're putting together our 2014-2015 Vermont Organic Farm and Food Guide, which is a beautiful print directory of all of the producers certified organic by VOF. Update! Deadline for advertisements has been extended to Wednesday, May 28! » Click here to reserve your advertising space! We're excited...

May 6, 2014

A “DARK” Act in Washington

Image from the Environmental Working Group As Vermont becomes the first state to enact mandatory GMO labeling, those opposed to labeling are hoping to erase our victory with federal legislation. “Friends” of multinational food and biotech corporations in Congress have recently introduced a bill...

May 5, 2014

Bulk Order Leftovers for Sale

These items were left over from NOFA-VT’s annual Bulk Order. The Bulk Order gives NOFA-VT members and the general public the chance to purchase quality farm and garden products that meet the National Organic Standards at volume discounts. All income generated from the Bulk Order goes to support...