August 2014 Blog Posts

August 26, 2014

Direct Marketing workshops to be combined into Winter Conference

As we are gearing up for our winter educational offerings, we wanted to share that we have decided to not host a Direct Marketing Conference in 2015. Instead, based on feedback from past Winter Conferences, we will offer more direct marketing workshops in our commercial farmer track at the 2015...

August 20, 2014

Wholesale and Institutional Markets - a quick survey for producers

Hey farmers! We're partnering with the Agency of Ag on a project to help determine the level of interest from producers in institutional and wholesale markets. We're hoping you can take about 10 minutes out of this busy season to fill out a short survey, which will help us understand the current...

August 15, 2014

Helping Farmers Grow Up to Be Successful

There has been a lot of great discussion going on in response to the recent New York Times editorial, Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers. Author and farmer Bren Smith laments the fact that, despite a great resurgence of interest in food and in farming as a career, making a profitable...

August 12, 2014

Farmers' Market Week Winners!

NOFA and the Vermont Farmers' Market Association held a "selfie" photo contest in honor of National Farmers' Market Week, August 3-9. What an amazing week it was! Fresh air, sunshine, outstanding food, and awesome friends. What more could we want? Thank you to all of our photo contest participants...

August 1, 2014

New School Cuisine finds its way to the White House

While visiting school kitchens around the state, representatives from the School Nutrition Association of Vermont (SNA-VT) and Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED, a program of NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms) took note of the delicious offerings being served to Vermont schoolchildren by talented...