Snug Valley Farm Finds Success in its Story

Snug Valley Farm Finds Success in its Story

September 6, 2018By Ellen KahlerStaff Articles

By Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director Vermont continues to lose dairy farms at a devastating rate – as of July the state had lost 66 this year alone.  As dairy farmers struggle with whether or not they can survive in their current industry many look to what could be next. The Nottermann family, owners … Read More

The Face of Farming: Root Crops Abound at Burnt Rock Farm

The Face of Farming: Root Crops Abound at Burnt Rock Farm

August 10, 2018By Ellen KahlerStaff Articles

By Ellen Kahler The following is the first installment in Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s Face of Farming Series. The series will profile a variety of farmers throughout Vermont who are employing best practices, implementing innovative approaches and who together represent the evolving face of Vermont’s agricultural system.   Justin Rich has been farming the fertile … Read More

Slow Money Vermont Announces New Leadership

Slow Money Vermont Announces New Leadership

April 16, 2018By Ellen KahlerPress Releases

For Immediate Release  Longstanding chair, Eric DeLuca, passes the baton to Janice Shade, co-founder of Milk Money Montpelier, VT,–  Slow Money VT recently elected Janice Shade, co-founder of Milk Money to the position of Board Chair.  With Milk Money VT’s Janice Shade taking on this leadership position, Slow Money VT is poised to further integrate … Read More

Vermont’s workforce dilemma

Vermont’s workforce dilemma

November 14, 2017By Ellen KahlerStaff Articles

Vermont’s struggle to grow its workforce weakens our economy, inhibits the ability for Vermont businesses to expand their operations, and threatens the ability for Vermonters and future generations to grow and thrive here in the Green Mountains. An aging workforce, stagnant wages in jobs without career ladders, the cost of housing and childcare, the opioid … Read More