December 2014 Blog Posts

December 4, 2014

FSMA: sweeping changes to our nation’s food safety system

Please submit comments to the FDA by December 15th about how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) impacts your farm or business; FSMA, passed in 2011, represents the most sweeping changes to our nation's food safety system since the 1930s. FSMA may have significant impacts on Vermont's farmers...

December 4, 2014

City Market Rallys for NOFA-VT

City Market in Burlington has a "Round Up" program to benefit local non-profits The Onion River Co-op, aka City Market in Burlington, is dedicated to supporting the local economy and strengthening the local food system. This year they’ve implemented a new giving program-- Rally for Change--that...

December 3, 2014

Story and Poetry Slam to Highlight Sunday Morning’s Conference

33rd Annual NOFA Vermont Winter Conference February 14-16, 2015 University of Vermont, Burlington Inspired by the revitalization of storytelling in Vermont and beyond, we’re opening our keynote stage on Sunday morning for a Story and Poetry Slam. We invite you (yes, you!) to submit a story or poem...

December 3, 2014

Keynote Speaker Announced!

33rd Annual Winter Conference February 14-16, 2015 University of Vermont, Burlington Traveling the country, storyteller and photographer Natasha Bowens collected stories from farmers and food activists of color. These accounts are collected in her new beautiful book, The Color of Food: Stories of...

December 3, 2014

"Journey Farmer" deadline: December 15th

NOFA-VT is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Journey Farmer Program: a two-year program for beginning farmers who are in the first few years of running their own farming enterprise in Vermont. The program is largely shaped by the farming interests and goals of the Journey Farmers, and...