Category Archives: Food

Upcoming events & classes at City Market

UVM Winter Farmers’ Market: Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 10:00am to 2:00pm UVM Davis Center (map) The Burlington Farmers’ Market goes indoors from November through April and features seasonal meats, produce, and handmade crafts from dozens of local producers. Once a month, stop by our activity table for fun, hands-on activities […]

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Three Vermont Farm to College Case Studies

We would like to share with you three case studies the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) conducted earlier this year. These case studies were inspired by the Vermont Farm to Plate Report, “Opportunities and Barriers to Greater Local Food Procurement in Vermont Higher Education Food Service,” in which 12 of the 21 higher […]

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Champlain student reflections on “Taking Root”

On October 28th, Vermont First, Farm to Plate, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture hosted the Taking Root Student Symposium at the University of Vermont. This symposium was designed for all Vermont college students to celebrate farm to institution and learn about what it means to chart a career in food.  The keynote speaker was […]

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October News & Events from Shelburne Farms: A change to our landscape, a cold-weather recipe, and an Abenaki totem

About • Our Work • Calendar • Support • Blog • Visit • Stay & Dine • Gather • Farm Store The enormous cottonwood trees along what is known as “Poplar Drive” (pictured here in 2012), are aging, weak, and, increasingly, unsafe. Soon after the property closes for the season, the Farm is going to take them down and plant new trees. As we prepare to take them down, we honor their life and […]

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News from the Northeast Regional Fair Trade Campus team

Northeast Regional Bulletin October 2018 Happy Fair Trade month! In honor of October being Fair Trade month, we are hosting a series of free webinarsfor advocates and allies to learn from and engage with one another. Stay tuned for recordings of past webinars, and tune in on October 23 for a training on telling authentic Fair Trade stories. […]

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Women in the Food Industry 2.0 – Nov. 7

In his recent NYTimes op-ed, Wendell Berry talks about the real problems of agriculture that are not being addressed by the current Farm Bill. They are also the real problems of our society and real problems here in Vermont: Soil erosion. Soil degradation. The pollution of waterways by sediment and toxic chemicals. Various ecological damages. The […]

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Climate-Friendly Food Service Webinar: A Win – Win for People and Planet 🌍

Sign up NOW for the Climate-Friendly Food Service Webinar! Hi Friends in Foodservice, Please tune in for an exciting and informative webinar hosted by AASHE on Making the Shift to Healthy, Climate-Friendly Foodservice in higher education dining. The webinar is NEXT WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17th at 3:00pm EDT. Register here. Further Details:The webinar will provide information covering broad menu-based strategies–-like blended […]

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City Market upcoming events & classes

Pennywise Pantry Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm City Market, Downtown Store (map) With this interactive and hands-on tour, participants will learn how to shop for affordable, fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods at City Market. We will begin by exploring the Produce and Bulk departments, learning a simple method for finding the best […]

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Just Announced! 2019 Fair Trade National Conference

SAVE THE DATE Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference March 8-10, 2019 | Chicago, IL In March 2019, Fair Trade Campaigns will welcome hundreds of local, national and global leaders in the Fair Trade movement to downtown Chicago. Join us for two and a half days of inspiring keynotes, hands on workshops and opportunities to grow […]

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