Farm to Plate Statement of Solidarity

Farm to Plate Statement of Solidarity

June 8, 2020By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

The Farm to Plate team at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund stands in solidarity with the Black and African American community in condemning the murders of and demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.

Local Planning for Food Access: A Toolkit for Vermont’s Communities

Local Planning for Food Access: A Toolkit for Vermont’s Communities

January 27, 2020By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

Supporting the economic viability of local farms and increasing food access for all community members are often treated as separate, or even conflicting, objectives. The Farm to Plate Network, however, works to address these issues simultaneously, as both are necessary for economic stability and thriving communities. While models can be developed and sometimes implemented by … Read More

Vermont Farm to Plate Achieving Intended Outcomes

Vermont Farm to Plate Achieving Intended Outcomes

January 21, 2020By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

A Letter from Farm to Plate Director Jake Claro to the Vermont General Assembly and Governor Phil Scott: This year’s Vermont Farm to Plate Annual Report features highlights of key projects from 2019, including grass-fed beef industry development, local planning for food access, wholesale markets, and small-scale on-farm composting. You will also see how Rooted … Read More

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