Farm to Plate: Vermont Food Co-ops Talk Local Food

Farm to Plate: Vermont Food Co-ops Talk Local Food

May 29, 2019By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

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 15 food co-ops have established themselves as pillars of their communities along with being drivers of the state’s local food movement. “Vermont’s food … Read More

A Story of Respect and Resilience

A Story of Respect and Resilience

September 26, 2018By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

By Jake Claro, Vermont Farm to Plate Director One of the first things you notice at Molly Brook Farm is that Rhonda and Myles Goodrich call every single one of their 77 cows by name. “Move along Clover,” or “this way Charlotte” is heard in the milking parlor during the daily milking sessions. The Goodrichs, … 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 Jake ClaroStaff 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

Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

October 10, 2017By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets or CSAs. What’s often missing from the conversation are the supply chain of local businesses such as distributors, food processors and manufacturers, and seed, feed, and equipment dealers. Vermont’s local food economy not only extends well beyond … Read More