vermont sail freight

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Andrus is the kind of guy who puzzles over why, in the face of tremendous evidence, people continue to do things they know are ultimately maladaptive. You followed our great journey from Maine to Boston all summer, but do you know where all this Sail Freight business started? With a Vermont grain farmer named Erik Andrus […]

Posted: February 14 2016
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sail freight projects abound! meet the new FoodBargeHack @ It Takes a Region

We are SO HAPPY to see continued discussion of SAIL FREIGHT! As you may remember, we've been obsessed since our first sail freight project in VERMONT a few years ago, and then again in with Maine Sail Freight this past August. Like they said in the Portland Press Herald: "It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? […]

Posted: November 1 2015
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the revival is real!

Sailing Dog, a sail freight focused on sustainable trade in western Washington, comprised a list of the working sail's around the world.  The twelve listed all share equally inspiring visions to that of the Maine Sail Freight. From moving fair-trade chocolate, rum, and coffee, to local farm produce, and meeting the needs of remote islands, sail-powered shipping […]

Posted: August 24 2015
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local food by boat: the vermont sail freight project

Plucked from Civileats Maritime museums are nostalgic places full of black and white photographs of old sails and rugged seafarers. Ornate boats hint at centuries of technological progress and suggest that craftsmanship has suffered as a result. But the old became new again recently at the Hudson Maritime Museum in New York, when a sailboat […]

Posted: September 19 2014
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vermont sail freight flies again!

Mark your calendars. And stay in the loop! Mechanicville, NY  Saturday June 7th.  Market at the dock.  Hours TBA Waterford, NY  Sunday June 8th.  Attending Waterford Farmers Market 10am – 1pm Coxsackie, NY Wednesday June 11th, Attending Coxsackie Farmers Market 4-7 pm Croton-on-Hudson NY, Ferry Sloops, Shattemuc Yacht Club, June 18th, Market, hours TBA Croton-on-Hudson, Clearwater Festival, June 21st-22nd Manhattan, NY, New […]

Posted: May 21 2014
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sail freight news

Ceres is preparing to launch again for her second season delivering Vermont goods on Lake Champlain and the Hudson. We are looking forward to heading down the river again in June, and the highlight of the second voyage will be the Clearwater Festival, June 21 & 22 in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  Also known as Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, […]

Posted: April 26 2014
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reposting this nice video

and remembering our maiden sail freight voyage! Watch here: Fresh Produce Sails the Hudson

Posted: February 6 2014
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sail freight press!

Ceres arrives in NYC today! Food Matters | Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson Now that urban rooftops are buzzing with beehives and C.S.A. deliveries are the new FreshDirect, where does the slow-food movement go next? One key issue confronting the locavore movement is transportation — the “to” in “farm to table.” Before […]

Posted: October 26 2013
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vermont sail freight - in yonkers today!

Posted: October 24 2013
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sail freight update!

Stay in the loop NYACK Oct 22   Location and time 11-4 Market at Hook Mountain Marina in conjunction with Pie Lady and Son YONKERS oct 24 location and time: Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge, time TBD Downtown Yonkers just North of the Yonkers Pier. Event reception at Groundwork Science Barge CERES meets the CLEARWATER […]

Posted: October 21 2013
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vermont sail freight in action

Beautiful photos from our friend Grant Delin.  

Posted: October 18 2013
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owell, vt launch

[vimeo] SAIL FREIGHT INFORMATION: - wholesale sheet

Posted: October 18 2013
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brook farm delivers grinding corn to barge today!

by canoe! learn more about their ongoing land struggle:

Posted: October 17 2013
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vermont sail freight news! - wholesale sheet

Posted: October 11 2013
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questions about the sail freight schedule?

Here are the answers. (remember, we depend on the wind and the tide.) MECHANICVILLE oct 11 Location & Time: Town dock 5pm Event: Reception with Peter Bardunias, President of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce; Tom Mahoney, of The Express; and Mechanicville Mayor Anthony Sylvester  a conversation with Captain Steve Schwartz and Erik Andrews Thank you […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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a reminder...

As we sit painfully gazing past our screens to the foliar psychadelia of lakeside champlain -- up to our ears in cargo logistics, porch overflowing with seaweed, pickles, syrup and gorgeous sacks of pinto beans... A reminder to others strapped to computers, Please!  Order Cargo from our sail barge! HERE IS THE PLACE:

Posted: October 3 2013
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order food! The revolution will be buoyant.

Vermont Sail Freight is live now on Good Eggs. For anyone hungry living along the Hudson or in NYC. We deliver into your lap by sail barge in October. Stock up on shelf-stable goods for winter. Dockside deliveries to: Mechanicville, Troy, Albany, Hudson, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Beacon, Peekskill, Nyack, Yonkers, Brooklyn, Manhattan. Sick a lot? […]

Posted: September 24 2013
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vermont sail freight - live!

We are live, people! you can now buy product from the sail boat, online. as a person as a restaurant as a retailer

Posted: September 3 2013
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vermont sail freight update!

A pleasure to read.  And in other VSF news, cargo wholesale orders went out yesterdayI If you have a place for us to mail flyers about the sail barge please send your mailing address to Cara There is much to report since my last post here three weeks ago.  Since our first spaghetti dinner […]

Posted: September 2 2013