April 2015 Blog Posts

April 22, 2015

Vermonter honored at the White House

by Laura Nunziata, Vermont Organic Farmers Congratulations to Red Hen Bakery’s Randy George! Red Hen Bakery co-owner honored at the White House (courtesy photo)Randy was honored at the White House on Monday as a “Champion of Change” for working families by providing equal and livable wages, paid...

April 16, 2015

NAMING CONTEST: we need your creative imagination!

Our double-value voucher needs a new name, and we need your help In case you missed it, NOFA-VT recently received over $225,000 in Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) funding to support our double value program for EBT customers at farmers markets over the next three years! In the past, this...

April 16, 2015

Spring Policy Update

By Maddie Monty, NOFA Vermont Office Manager and Policy Advisor If there’s one policy issue that has been making waves in Vermont’s farming community in this early part of 2015, it is water quality. While the condition of Lake Champlain and Vermont’s other waterways has been a...

April 6, 2015

USDA funds will increase access to fresh local foods in Vermont

NOFA-VT will receive $227,661 through USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program as part of Wholesome Wave’s $3.77 million grant This funding will make a tremendous impact in the lives of the over 87,000 Vermonters who currently receive SNAP benefits every month,” says Erin...

April 3, 2015

Save the Date for Open Farm Week 2015: August 3-9

If you are a farmer that wants to sign-up to participate, please visit www.diginvt.com/blog/openfarmweekforfarmers before July 1! Open Farm Week is August 3-9; a time when many farms and farmers markets are at their peak of production and have a variety of different products to showcase to...

April 2, 2015

AFTER WINTER, SPRING: Vermont premiere of award-winning documentary

When: Wed, May 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm Where: Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas, Burlington, VT Tickets: $15 general / $12 NOFA-VT and City Market Members Award-winning feature documentary AFTER WINTER, SPRING, directed by Judith Lit, will have its Vermont premiere at the Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas in Burlington on...

April 1, 2015

Farmer Profile: Benjamin Pauly of the Woodstock Inn and Resort Farm

Ben Pauly By Johanna Setta, Certification Specialist Assistant for Vermont Organic Farmers Benjamin Pauly of the Woodstock Inn and Resort Farm grew up on a diversified homestead with his family, farming a one acre plot. While working on this small farm, the family focus was vegetable and fruit...

April 1, 2015

Bulk order leftover items for sale

Get great deals on items left over from our annual Bulk Order! Get some great deals on items left over from NOFA-VT’s annual Bulk Order, a buying program that gives NOFA-VT members and the general public the chance to purchase quality farm and garden products that meet the National Organic...

April 1, 2015

2015-2016 Farm to School Institute schools chosen

The  VT FEED Farm to School Institute is a unique year-long professional development opportunity being offered to ten diverse school teams from Vermont and, this year thanks to an USDA Farm to School Grant, the Northeast. Through 3 days of immersed training and planning this summer, participants...