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October 27, 2014

FSMA Listening Session with VAAFM and NEASDA

Food safety regulations will affect farmers and food processors throughout the country, and NOFA Vermont has been one of many voices calling for these regulations to be amended to be appropriate for organic and small-scale farms.

October 13, 2014

Farmer input wanted on surveys

Agricultural research done in universities and institutions can have a big impact on policy and funding, as well as the development of practical tools, techniques, breeds, and more for farmers.

September 23, 2014

NOFA-VT hiring Office Manager and Outreach Coordinator

Farmers are the superstars of the local and organic movement, to be sure, but a lot of important work goes on behind the scenes to help them grow and sell successfully. You can join the movement and make a real difference in Vermont's food system by becoming part of the NOFA Vermont team!

September 8, 2014

Sodexo's local move

At NOFA-VT, we've been working with food service giant Sodexo for four years now during the Winter Conference at UVM, and we've seen their capacity for and commitment to using local foods improve each year. We're glad to see the change formalized in the company's new "Vermont First" campaign.

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.

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?

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 delici

July 30, 2014

Kids in the NOFA Garden

Summer is here and the produce is  rolling in! Here at the NOFA office in Richmond, we have a raised bed vegetable garden in the backyard.

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