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July 31, 2020 •
Emmet Moseley, NOFA-VT’s Community Food Access Programs Coordinator

Crop Cash Triples Money Spent at Farmers Markets

August through October, NOFA-VT’s Crop Cash Program offers $3 in spending power for every $1 of 3SquaresVT/SNAP spent at qualifying Farmers Markets in Vermont

July 27, 2020 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Policy Director

Calling all BIPOC Vermonters

From farmers and farmworkers to restaurant employees, entrepreneurs and activists to scientists and practitioners, advocates and researchers to educators and enthusiasts, our network seeks to create a collective alliance of BIPOC stakeholders and organizations who are deeply committed to promoting racial equity in land, environment, agriculture, and food systems initiatives. 

July 13, 2020 •
Livy Bulger, Education & Engagement Manager

July's Members 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 Gabby Tuite and Henry Webb, organic veggie farmers from Old Road Farm. Originally established on 1/4 acre in Monkton in 2015, this year they found their dream property and forever farm with the help of the Vermont Land Trust in Granville, VT. Old Road Farm was also a recent recipient of NOFA-VT's Resilience Grants, which they plan to use to establish an on-site farm stand and build out their website. In addition to being certified organic through VOF, they are also certified by the Real Organic Project.

July 7, 2020 •
Maddie Kempner, NOFA-VT Policy Director

Feeding Those Who Feed Us - Black Dirt Farm

On July 1, 2020, NOFA-VT staff brought our mobile pizza oven to the Northeast Kingdom to make pizza for the crew at Black Dirt Farm in Stannard and several nearby organic farms (Flywheel Farm, Cate Hill Orchard and Provender Farm). Black Dirt Farm is a diversified family farm that collects food scraps from their community, forages hens, makes compost and worm castings with the excess food and manure, and uses them to nourish their soils and crops.

June 29, 2020 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Manager

Feeding Those Who Feed Us - Cedar Circle Farm

On June 26th 2020, NOFA-VT staff brought the mobile oven to East Thetford to make pizza for the 45 field, greenhouse, education and farmstand staff who fill the bustling farm’s retail, kitchen and farm field spaces at Cedar Circle Farm. With 48 acres under cultivation, this large mixed vegetable and fruit farm boasts a busy year-round farm stand, a thriving education program, and a strong commitment to environmental practices.

June 22, 2020 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Manager

Feeding Those Who Feed Us - Dairy Farms in Franklin County

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the NOFA-VT mobile pizza oven trekked to Fairfield to bake pizzas—as a way of showing gratitude—for the farm crews from four organic dairy farms: Stony Pond Farm, Bittersweet Valley Farm, Maple Valley Jerseys and Green Wind Farm.

June 18, 2020 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Manager

Enid's Orchard

To represent each of Enid's 31 years with NOFA-VT, 31 established farmers around the state have each planted a heritage apple tree on their farms.

June 16, 2020 •
Kim Mercer, NOFA-VT Communications Manager

Feeding Those Who Feed Us - Lamoille North food service

Even during normal times, the talents and hard work of our school nutrition professionals—sometimes affectionately called “Lunch Ladies”—are often overlooked and unappreciated. Yet despite the challenges of school closures, these essential workers have continued to provide nutritious meals for children all across the country. 

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 s

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?

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