January 2017 Blog Posts

January 26, 2017 •
Sarah Webb, VT-FEED

VT FEED accepting applications to this summer's Farm to School Institute

Applications for the 2017-18 Northeast Farm to School Institute are now being accepted! The Institute is a unique year-long professional learning opportunity for twelve school teams from New England and New York. The year-long Institute kicks off with a Summer Retreat held at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT from June 27-29, 2017.

January 10, 2017 •
Winston Rost, VOF Certification Specialist

Dogs of NOFA: "The Boys"

NOFA Vermont is a dog-friendly office, with more than a few canine friends gracing the halls and offices (but not the kitchen, which is off limits to dogs...theoretically). Go to: Laila |  Linus | (more coming soon!) We call Oscar (on the right with short hair) and Gus (on the...

January 5, 2017 •
Helen Whybrow, Roving Farm & Food Reporter

Going Beyond Borders for our Winter Conference

NOFA-VT has not typically looked so far beyond its borders for a relevant message. The winter conferences of years past have focused on themes such as local food and soil. But Executive Director Enid Wonnacott and board member Mimi Arnstein—who leads farmer-to farmer exchanges in Cuba and elsewhere —felt the time was ripe to break open the boundaries of how we think about the impact of our local food movement in Vermont.

January 5, 2017 •
Kim Mercer, Communications Coordinator

Teaching Students to Play with Knives and Fire

Registration is now open for Jr Iron Chef VT, a culinary competition for Vermont middle and high school students. Those looking to demonstrate their adeptness in the kitchen—chopping, slicing, blanching, frying, plating, and other kitchen skills—are invited to cook in the statewide contest, to be held March 18th, 2017 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.