Kelp growers. Hospitals. Chefs. Mental health agencies. Food shelves. What do they all have in common? These strange bedfellows are all important players in the Northeast’s ever-expanding farm to school programs.
Agriculture and tourism are both vibrant contributors to Vermont. Now with new guides to support them, Vermont farmers can think creatively and realistically about how to engage customers in activities on their farms.
Hot, stormy weather threatened the early hours of the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, but fortunately, the sun came out for a great event -- to showcase our own cheese and that of so many other artisanal producers.
Since participating in James Beard Foundation's Boot Camp here at the Farm, a three-day intensive training for chefs in policy and advocacy, I’ve been reflecting on the synchronicities between our organizations, despite our differing roles within the food sector.