Category Archives: Vermont

Vermont Food Co-ops Meet Need for Local Food from Community

By Shane Rogers Rooted in Vermont Project Manager It’s a safe bet that no matter where one finds themselves in Vermont, they’re not too far away from a Vermont food co-op. Boasting the highest number of stores per capita, Vermont’s … Continue reading

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UVM Is: Martha Caswell Advocates for Agroecology

Countries around the world, from Senegal to Brazil and the Netherlands, are embracing agroecology to achieve a more sustainable food system and adapt to climate change. But one place where agroecology has yet to go mainstream is the United States. … Continue reading

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New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

By Jeffrey Wakefield Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, yogurt and other food products to market. A majority of Vermont’s undocumented Mexican and … Continue reading

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Sodexo Symposium Highlights Careers in the Vermont Food System

By Anastasia Tsekeris Vermont First recently held its first student symposium designed to celebrate and learn about farm-to-institution and the career paths within the food system. Vermont chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, and other leaders in the field gathered in October to discuss current … Continue reading

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UVM Extension Plays Key Role in Launching International Culinary Trail

By Jeffrey Wakefield In the spring of 2017, early in his tenure as director of UVM Extension, Chuck Ross got a long voicemail message from a farmer and culinary tourism advocate in Pontiac, Quebec named David Gillespie. Did Vermont have … Continue reading

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