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NOFA Vermont Releases New Film: “Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land”

Vermont (statewide) – As part of the annual Agricultural Literacy Week which takes place each November, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont) presented a new film: “Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land”. During the week-long celebration to raise awareness about our state’s farming heritage, the film was screened in many public libraries across Vermont. 

Now, NOFA Vermont is proud to release the film for public viewing. “Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land,” was produced by Maria Reade, a farmer, freelance writer, and photographer, and James Chandler, a local filmmaker. This short documentary depicts the unique and poignant stories of kids and young adults (ages 10-28) who’ve grown up on a farm in Vermont. 

“It’s very exciting to present this new documentary,” said Abbie Nelson, NOFA-VT’s Education Director. “This is an opportunity to hear stories about what it is like growing up on a farm, leaving the farm, and returning. It highlights how those experiences have shaped farm kids' lives and the important role farm kids have in Vermont and brings a new understanding of their contribution to our agricultural state.”

The film expresses the importance of what it means to each child to grow up on their own farm, and how those experiences have shaped their lives. 

This project has been made possible by sponsors from Farm Credit East, the Johnson Family Foundation, and the Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation.

To view or download this free film, please visit NOFA-VT is available to co-host public event screenings.  If interested in hosting a screening, please contact Misse Axelrod [email protected] (802) 279-1548.

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About NOFA Vermont: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is member-based organization working to grow local farms, healthy food, and strong communities in Vermont. Our members are farmers, gardeners, educators and food lovers of all sorts – anyone who wants to help us create a future full of local food and local farms. Our programs include farmer and gardener technical assistance, farm to school support, organic certification, advocacy, an online apprentice and farm worker directory, an annual Winter Conference, and programs that work to ensure access to fresh, local food to all Vermonters, regardless of income.

VT Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land