Useful Links

Farm to Plate Stragetic Plan

The Farm to Plate (F2P) Initiative, approved at the end of the 2009 Vermont legislative session, directed the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, in consultation with the Sustainable Agriculture Council and other stakeholders, to develop a 10-year strategic plan to strengthen Vermont’s food system.

ATTRA

This publication reports on the history of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the U.S. and discusses the various models that have emerged.

Farm to College

This site presents information about farm-to-college programs in the U.S. and Canada collected by the Community Food Security Coalition.

Farm to Hospital

Introduces interested farmers and hospital food service departments to the ins and outs of developing partnerships between hospitals and local farms.

Farmers' Market Coalition

Dedicated to providing resources to farmers markets nationwide, The Farmers Market Coalition serves a rapidly growing industry with information and representation at state and federal levels. We help to build networks, link peers and connect farmers markets old and new with tools and resources for success.

Online Markets

These websites provide ways to list and market your farm and products online.

  • Local Dirt - list products to sell online
  • Local Harvest - list your farm, farm stand or CSA or sell products 
  • Yourfarmstand.com - VT based company that supports and hosts online farmers markets. List your farm description and products for sale online.

Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources

Small Farm Program: Farmers Markets

The Small Farm Program has several publications related to farmers' markets--written for both farmers and market managers.

USDA/AFSIC

Webpage on Community Supported Agriculture

Vermont FEED

The FEED project works with school kitchen managers to integrate fresh, local foods into lunch programs, and to increase students' acceptance of fresh vegetables via a series of classroom taste tests and nutrition education lessons.

Vermont Fresh Network

The Vermont Fresh Network builds innovative partnerships among farmers, chefs and consumers to strengthen Vermont's agriculture.