December 2016 Blog Posts

December 27, 2016 •
Erin Buchwalter, Market Development Director

NOFA-VT Seeks Marketing Professionals for 2 projects

NOFA-VT has two open RFPs for projects in the coming year to support direct markets. These are exciting opportunities for marketing professionals in the food system world. Please take a look, and share them with someone you think might be a good fit.

December 10, 2016 •
Winston Rost, VOF Certification Specialist

Dogs of NOFA: Linus

Go to: Laila | "The Boys" | (More coming soon!)  Meet Linus, the VOF hound dog Linus is the faithful companion of Gregg, one of the Certification Specialists of our certifying agency, Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF). Linus and Gregg can be seen strolling around...

December 7, 2016 •
Kim Mercer, Communications Coordinator

Dogs of NOFA: Laila

NOFA Vermont is a dog-friendly office, with more than a few canine friends gracing the halls at any given time.

December 7, 2016 •
Maddie Monty, NOFA-VT Policy Advisor

NOFA-VT & VOF Submit Fall NOSB Comments

Below are public comments made to the National Organic Standards Board on October 26, 2016 by Nicole Dehne, Certification Director of Vermont Organic Farmers LLC and Madison Monty, Policy Advisor, NOFA-VT. Please click a topic below to read that portion of our comments. ...

December 7, 2016 •
Cheryl Herrick, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Can Vermont Wool Make Houses Warmer, and Sheep Farming Profitable?

UVM announces the launch of a new research project to assess the feasibility of using wool from Vermont sheep as an insulation material, and for other building and household products.  The launch event was hosted by collaborator Open View Farm located in New Haven, Vermont and home to a flock of Tunis Dorset ewes. This exploration of a value-added product hopes to provide sheep farmers with new sources of revenue, and to add to the availability of environmentally friendly products for the building trade.

December 7, 2016 •
Sarah Webb, VT-FEED

NECI student chefs taste-test recipes in Addison Co. elementary schools

On Monday, December 12th, student chefs from NECI will visit four Addison County public school cafeterias to cook and taste-test new recipes with elementary school students to supplement the first-of-its-kind publication, New School Cuisine: Nutritious Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks.