July 2016 Blog Posts

July 13, 2016 •
Grace Butler, NOFA-VT marketing intern

The Last Resort

One Meal After Another:  A farmer social at the Last Resort Farm Text & photos by Grace Butler [ Join NOFA at one of our upcoming pizza socials! ] The day was marked by humid heat. It was the kind of heat expected for late June, and it was welcome after a spell of cold...

July 6, 2016 •
Erin Buckwalter

Free Summer Meals at Farmers Markets!

NOFA-VT is partnering with the Winooski and St. Johnsbury Farmers Markets and the local summer meals sites in July to offer free weekend meals at the farmers markets. For four weekends, kids and teens age 18 & under can eat free at the markets with no application or registration...

July 6, 2016 •
Maria Buteux Reade for NOFA Notes, Summer 2016

Happy Birthday, NOFA Pizza Oven!

If you’ve attended the annual Winter Conference at the UVM campus, then you’ve probably seen Enid Wonnacott happily tending her beloved pizza oven, warmed by her ski cap and whatever heat emanates from the fire within the oven’s blackened dome. Since everyone stops by for a slice of fortification on the way to or from a workshop, Enid can spend the day reconnecting with friends new and old. 

July 6, 2016 •
Maddie Monty, NOFA-VT Policy Advisor

Vermont's landmark GMO food labeling law has “brought the food industry to its knees.”

Last Friday on the Statehouse lawn, people from all over Vermont gathered to celebrate the effective date of Act 120 – our state’s landmark GMO food labeling law that has, as one headline put it, “brought the food industry to its knees.”  The celebration, under a beautiful blue sky, was reminiscent of the May afternoon just over two years ago when, on those same steps, Act 120 was signed into law.