July 2018 Blog Posts

July 30, 2018 •
Katie Lavin, Sterling College

4th Annual Farm Olympics

4th Annual Farmer Olympics to be Held at Sterling College on August 8

July 3, 2018 •
Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead

Food, Money, and Joy: How Direct Markets Support Eaters and Farmers

According to a study done by the American Independent Business Alliance, “On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores.”  Whether it’s dairy, maple, produce or fruit, skipping the supermarket and instead buying food directly from Vermont farmers helps keep more money in the local economy, and in turn helps grow the economic well-being of Vermont. 

July 2, 2018 •
Kyla Bedard, Education Coordinator

Request for Workshop Proposals- 37th NOFA Vermont Annual Winter Conference

37th NOFA Vermont Annual Winter Conference February 16-18, 2019 | University of Vermont, Burlington, VT Proposal application period: July 1, 2018 – September 19, 2018 Proposals will not be accepted after September 19, 2018 submit proposals About the Conference: The NOFA-VT Annual...

July 1, 2018 •
Kyla Bedard, Dairy Certification Specialist, Vermont Organic Farmers

The state of dairy in Vermont

Many of us choose to call Vermont home because we have a love for local food, the working landscape and our strong rural communities yet the future of Vermont’s working landscape is now in jeopardy. What will Vermont look like without small, family dairy farms and what will take their place? How do we protect this way of life? These are tough questions that many in the industry and throughout the state are asking. We have been working with partners to determine what we can do to help dairy farmers in this time of genuine crisis.