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anne saxelby legacy fund: month-long, paid farm apprenticeships

Young, budding farmers and foodies, this one is for you - cheese-lovers, in particular! The Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund offers 17 to 22-year-olds month-long, paid apprenticeship opportunities on sustainable farms. The fund was created in honor of Anne Saxelby, renowned and beloved proprietor of Saxelby Cheesemongers in NYC, and aims to engage young folks in […]

Posted: February 21 2022
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Vermonters: Join the Climate Strike!

“Vermont has always been a leader in the climate movement, and we’re heeding the call of concerned youth. We need Vermonters to step up and demand action to protect us and our children,” said Abby Mnookin of 350Vermont, one of the organizations in the VT Climate Coalition. “With eight days of actions, we’re kicking it […]

Posted: September 15 2019
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assistant gardiner position in vermont.

Bread and Puppet Theater, in Glover, Vermont, is looking for an organic gardener to assist the head gardener in the theater's gardens which total about an acre.The position is for mid April to mid October of 2018. At the height of the season (June-August) the farm feeds 80-150 people.  Storage crops and preserves from the […]

Posted: July 30 2017
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ice detained migrant farmer activists: thousands responded.

A recap of the ten-day campaign to free two young farmworker activists from ICE detention.

Posted: March 28 2017
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talkin healthcare for farmers

Vermont Public Radio article on the challenges new and old farmers face when accessing affordable health insurance.

Posted: February 20 2017
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forget the champagne this NYE: we found lost apple cider

[vimeo 147721444 w=640 h=360] Shacksbury Orchard out of Vergennes, VT is collecting  lost apple varieties and creating remarkably distinctive hard ciders from them. In the best thing since Rodolph came to the Island of Misfit Toys, the orchardists have grafted a Lost Orchard, propagating 12 carefully selected wild and heirloom apple varieties to over 1000 trees. […]

Posted: December 27 2016
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keep the soil in organic

Can produce grown in a soilless medium be called organic? Vermont-based "Keep the Soil in Organic" says HECK, NO. Growing rapidly, this grassroots movement is drawing attention to the degradation of organic certification by big money and corporate interest in hydroponics. Started with a petition by two small-scale organic farmers, Dave Chapman and David Miskell, […]

Posted: December 15 2016
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ever needed help renting farmland? then you can help these people make an app for that.

Farmers who have, would like to, or are currently leasing farm land, you input is needed! Imagine that after a tiring search of rental properties, you have finally found the right plot of land to farm on, but you have little experience with legal matters and feel like your lease agreements are written in a foreign language-- […]

Posted: October 11 2016
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ASAP: demand that obama veto the DARK act!

The following message is from our friends at the Cornucopia Institute and references the recent GMO labeling law, so called the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, which purports to mandate GMO labeling while, in reality, does not give the FDA the ability to enforce the act, allows companies to opt for labeling […]

Posted: July 26 2016
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hudson valley farmers are making responsible meat eating easier

Attention Northeastern meat eaters! These beautiful farmers, and our friends, over at Cairncrest sell sustainably-raised, small-scale, hand-processed pork (raised on forages, local non-GMO grains, and whey from yogurt manufacturing) and 100% grass fed beef at locations in NY, PA, and VT. Highest quality meat from caring and skilled farmers. Order what you want online and choose a […]

Posted: July 5 2016
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vt: hands on workshop weekend (aug 25th-28th)

Ever wonder how milk becomes cheese and yogurt? What the difference between bacon, pancetta and prosicutto is? How an IPA differs from a regular Pale Ale?  Roll up your sleeves and pack your apron!  During this four-day tour, you will be introduced to various food production methods through hands-on workshops, tastings and innovative farm tours around […]

Posted: April 28 2016
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DARK Act Comeback

This just in from the Organic Consumers Association newsletter: DARK Act Comeback? Everybody loves a Comeback Kid—unless that "kid" is the DARK Act. In March, the Senate voted down the DARK Act, the bill that would Deny Americans our Right to Know about GMOs. Since then, Monsanto and its front groups, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) have been […]

Posted: April 26 2016
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peace of earth's amazing cold storage scheme

We have a stubborn and delicious dream that farming can evolve to exist without a constant input of fossil fuels, and Peace of Earth Farm in Albany, VT is dreaming it too! Farmer Rebecca Beidler, has put out a call for support on a super innovative research project to combine the technologies of root cellars and ice houses to […]

Posted: March 6 2016
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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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baby goats to a good home, west cornwall, vermont

Greetings from Twig Farm! We're a small goat dairy in West Cornwall, Vermont. Kidding season will soon be upon us, and while baby goats are unquestionably most adorable animals of all time, sadly we cannot keep all of our darling doelings. That's where you come in! Our registered Alpines boast superb genetics, bred for hardiness […]

Posted: February 6 2016
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green farming in the green mountains: farmer training program at UVM

Applications are currently being accepted for UVM's farmer training program! The six-month program offers a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and provides students with a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience managing the school's 10-acre education farm. Each year, 25 students are accepted and learn everything from crop rotation to marketing. If you're looking for an learning […]

Posted: November 29 2015
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working the land symposium, oct. 10, shelburne, vt

Next week, in conjunction with its current exhibition Eyes on the Land, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont is holding a Working the Land Symposium. From 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, regional scholars will present on the histories, stories, archeology, and symbolism of the working landscapes of New England. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion […]

Posted: October 4 2015
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get hands-on training as a farmer in beautiful vermont!

Rolling admission is now open on UVM's Farmer Training Program! This is a 6-month, hands-on program (May 4 - October 30, 2015) for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides an experiential, skill-based education in sustainable farming. Students in this program get a unique and comprehensive education by running the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm from seed […]

Posted: October 19 2014
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vt law school's food radio

Food Radio is a monthly program with content around all aspects of the food system. Created collectively by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and student group the Food and Agricultural Law Society. Firmly rooted in South Royalton VT, we address topics of national import and have a global reach. Our partner Royalton Community Radio broadcasts the […]

Posted: June 5 2014
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UVM summer experience

Study Sustainable Farming this Summer at the University of Vermont Learn sustainable farming at UVM’s Catamount Educational Farm this summer in beautiful Burlington, Vermont – a hot-spot for community-based food and agricultural systems. Be part of the vibrant learning environment of the farm that cultivates over 10 acres of vegetables and fruit for the UVM […]

Posted: April 28 2014
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summer offerings at sterling college

Sterling College’s continuing education courses are inspired by the artisans and the landscape of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and by our philosophy of a liberal arts edcuation through the lens of ecology. Our two-week and four-week short courses offer unparalleled opportunities in ecology, outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, environmental humanities, and sustainable food systems. These […]

Posted: April 15 2014
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uvm farmer training

They've still got a few spots open!  Here's the scoop: If this epic winter has you plotting your next moves in sustainable farming, you are in luck. The UVM Farmer Training Program has a few spots left for 2014 and the final application deadline is March 21. Apply now to join an incredible group of students for […]

Posted: March 19 2014
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conference + call for abstracts

  This year’s ASFS/AFHVS Annual meeting and Conference invites dialogue about the importance of collaboration and innovation across the food system. Such dialogue can occur at many levels: across disciplines, between locations, amongst community members. Vermont is a perfect location to consider both the present realities and future possibilities of an integrated and sustainable food […]

Posted: December 30 2013
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help tamarack hollow move to higher ground

[kickstarter url= width=480] Extreme rains, caused by climate change, have flooded our Vermont farm (Tamarack Hollow Farm) 3 times in 4 years. To keep farming, we need to move to higher ground. The kickstarter can be viewed HERE They are on twitter (@tamarackhollow), facebook, tumblr (@tamarackhollowfarm), and instagram (@tamarackhollowfarm).    

Posted: November 17 2013
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building a sustainable business

Building a Sustainable Business For start-ups to five years in business. Where: Berlin, Springfield & St. Albans,VT Dates: Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013 & Jan. 8, 15, 22 (plus Jan.29 reserved for snowdate) Time: 1-4 pm Early registration deadline: Nov. 15, Cost: $165. Registration deadline: Nov. 22, Cost: $210 Registrations received after Nov. 22 will […]

Posted: November 12 2013
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nice new website for heritage radio!

Check it out. And then listen to a recent Greenhorn Radio episode about GEESE Raisers in Vermont!  HERE Wesley Bascom grew up on a working dairy farm in the verdant valleys of the Connecticut River. He studied Ecological Design and Environmental Science at the University of Vermont - graduating in 2010. After pursuing interests in […]

Posted: November 11 2013
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vermont sail freight news! - wholesale sheet

Posted: October 11 2013
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taking stock

Another great course from UVM: Taking Stock, A UVM Extension class for people with 5 or more years of experience operating a farm business Where: Rutland, VT Dates: Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 2013 & January 13, 2014 Time: 10 am - 3:30 pm Early registration deadline: Oct. 13: Cost: $110 Registration deadline: Oct. 27, Cost: $150 Registrations received after Oct. 27 will be subject to a […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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uvm farmer training

Though the tomatoes and melons of this season are still in full force and the fall bounty is yet to come, it is time to daydream about 2014. The UVM Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications until October 31 for early admission to the 2014 cohort! (After that admission will be rolling until spots and the waitlist […]

Posted: September 30 2013
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draft animal power field days, september 28-29, vermont

September 28 & 29, 2013, Barton, Vermont

Posted: August 29 2013
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doc hammill horsemanship

Fall presentations & workshops in Vermont! Download the flyer HERE    

Posted: August 21 2013
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crimes of the heart

Fable Farm Theatre presents "Crimes of the Heart" By Beth Henley Join us this August at the Clark Commons for a late Summer evening of food and theatre amongst our gardens and towering mama maple trees.  Grab a bowl of soup from the cauldron, talk  with friends, fill your jar, and find your seat; the show is about […]

Posted: August 20 2013
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new farmer business classes

More excellent offerings from the Vermont New Farmer Project. Registration is now open for the Vermont New Farmer Project farm business classes.  No matter what stage your farm business is in, the New Farmer Project offers classes to help you reach your full potential. Vermont New Farmer Project courses are specifically designed to meet the […]

Posted: July 30 2013
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farm viability conference

2013 Farm Viability Conference: September 25-27, 2013. Middlebury, Vermont. A national gathering of farm viability professionals.  Registration is open! Visit the registration page for details. The Vermont Farm Viability Program is hosting a two-day gathering in Middlebury, Vermont, for service and capital providers working to improve the viability of farms and food businesses. Our first national gathering, held in […]

Posted: July 14 2013
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vermont sail freight

In this round up of new forms of grocery distribution. A New Wave of Grocery Distribution Models Takes on FreshDirect As New Yorkers grow ever more interested in where their food comes from, a new wave of distribution models has emerged to take on FreshDirect, community-supported agriculture, and the farmers’ market by combining elements of […]

Posted: June 10 2013
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the great grape & bean pairing


Posted: May 20 2013
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farm business class

Registration is now open for the Vermont New Farmer Project farm business class Growing Places. This Summer: Growing Places for aspiring and start-up farmers Location: Vital Communities offices, White River Junction, VT Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm Dates: June 24, July 8, July 22, & August 5 Fess: $100-$135 Registration Deadline: June 10; early discounts […]

Posted: May 14 2013
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vermonters - take action!

Several important bills are coming right up.  Much more info available at GMO Food Labeling Bill – H.112 Tues 5/7 – House Judiciary Committee PASSED the GMO Labeling bill 7-4. We now expect that the GMO Labeling Bill, H.112, will come to the floor of the House for a vote on Thurs. and Friday […]

Posted: May 8 2013
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VT events with greenhorns artist in residence

The Vermont Sail Freight Project (VSFP), sponsored by the Willowell Foundation, is a sail-powered food trading adventure linking the farms and forests of Lake Champlain with the Lower Hudson Valley.  During two upcoming Weds evening workshops, mariner Christin Ripley will teach knot tying useful in sailing.  Prospective VSFP volunteers are especially encouraged to attend.  Sponsored by […]

Posted: April 12 2013
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vermont cheesemaking workshops

2013 is Peter Dixon's 15th year of Cheesemaking Workshops near his home in Westminster, Vermont.  In our third year at Westminster Artisan Cheesemaking and our first year at the Parish Hill Creamery, the lineup is better than ever!  This year's series is comprised of two and three day sessions on the fundamentals of making and aging cheese […]

Posted: April 9 2013