May 2020 Blog Posts

May 27, 2020 •
Maddie Kempner, Policy Director

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Details

Last week, USDA announced the eligibility criteria and application process for farmers to receive direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Applications are being accepted as of May 26th and funds will be disbursed on a first come, first serve basis...

May 22, 2020 •
Livy Bulger, Education & Engagement Manager

Growing Resilience, One Garden at a Time

If you are food insecure, have lost your job, or are wanting to contribute to help feed neighbors in this situation, High Mowing Organic Seeds and NOFA-VT are partnering and will supply you with free seeds to start/expand your community garden to help with food security for you and your community.

May 21, 2020 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Policy Director

Letter to VT Senate Ag Committee re: food security

A holistic response to the Committee, and an opportunity to connect the state investment that is needed in food security with the investment needed to support VT farmers and producers.

May 21, 2020 •
Scout Proft, Someday Farm

News From the Farm #1: Spring Sounds

We’re excited to launch a new newsletter where you can follow along with farmers Scout Proft and Maria Reade of Someday Farm, and Misse Axelrod of Drift Farmstead.

May 19, 2020 •
Kim Norman Mercer, Communications

NOFA-VT & Vermont Folklife team up for Listening in Place

NOFA is partnering with the Vermont Folklife Center's Listening in Place project as they work to document the experiences of Vermonters during the pandemic. In particular, NOFA and the VFC are wondering: "How has the experience of the pandemic influenced how you think about food?" Do you have thoughts to share?

May 7, 2020 •
Livy Bulger, Education & Engagement Manager

May's Member of the Month

In this monthly feature, we recognize one of our member as a way to celebrate all the incredible people who make the NOFA-VT community what it is. This month we connected with Jean Hamilton, a longtime member, past staff person now food systems consultant, to talk grounded and heartfelt...