May 2013 Blog Posts

May 28, 2013

What is Food? GMO Labeling Remarks from Will Stevens

During the debate leading up to the historic vote that passed Vermont's GMO labeling bill out of the House, we heard statements from many representatives. At NOFA, we felt that one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking came from Will Stevens. Will is co-owner of Golden Russet Farm, a...

May 15, 2013

3SquaresVT Benefits at Farmers' Markets

Part of NOFA-VT's mission is to make local and organic food accessible to all Vermonters, regardless of income. We pursue this goal in a number of ways, including our Vermont Farm Share Program, working to get more local food into Vermont's schools and institutions, and by helping farmers' markets...

May 10, 2013

House approves GMO labeling bill!

We're proud to announce that the VT House of Representatives has passed H.112, the GMO labeling bill. Stay tuned for an in-depth post on the bills history and next steps soon.

May 8, 2013

GMO labeling bill to be debated Thursday AM!

Vermont's GMO labeling bill, H.112, has been passed out of the Judiciary Committee. It will be debated in the House tomorrow, first thing - if you want to be there (and watch history in the making!) arrive by 9:15 and head up the stairs to the House Chamber. A vote is scheduled for Friday. If the...

May 6, 2013

NOFA Advocacy Update

There are a number of topics in local, state, and national legislature that we're involved in right now, including the GMO labeling bill (which needs your support right now!), the Addison County Natural Gas Pipeline project, the national Food Safety Modernization Act, and working to add compost to...

May 3, 2013

Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Beauty

I'll admit to some hesitation when Anne-Marie Keppel first approached me about partnering with the 9th annual Montpelier Fashion Show. As a farming and gardening organization, we don't often have much crossover with the world of fashion. Anne-Marie explained that the Fashion Show partners with a...