GMFTS On-Farm Dinner connects the community to local farmers

By on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 in Press Release. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT- October, 31, 2018 On Thursday, October 18th, an unseasonably cold day, 37 members of our community gathered for Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s 2018 Fall On-Farm Community Dinner at Morningstar Farm in Glover, Vermont. The event was an opportunity to connect individuals with area farmers and celebrate the region’s vibrant local food economy. The event Read the full article…


Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program increases access to healthy foods

By on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

For the fourth consecutive year, Green Mountain Farm-to-School is offering $60,000 in coupons for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables to the residents of Essex and Orleans counties enrolled in 3SquaresVT, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Coupon program annually reaches over 3000 households in an Read the full article…


Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

By on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools, food, and local farmers! Farm to school enriches the connections communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. With Read the full article…


Customer Spotlight: Craig Lorcano on 9 years with Farm Direct

By on Monday, September 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s mission-driven food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct (Farm Direct), is a reliable source for wholesale local food purchasing that is working to improve farm viability in the region. Last year, GMFD worked with 34 food producers to distribute $409,344 worth of local food to almost 100 schools, retailers, and institutions in Northern Read the full article…


Lunchbox food truck works to fill summer nutrition gap

By on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s mobile summer meal site, the Lunchbox food truck spent the summer out on the road again serving up free healthy, locally-sourced meals to our community. This year, the Lunchbox served 1,820 free meals to children, an 18 percent increase from the number of free meals the truck served in 2017. Additionally, 497 Read the full article…


Farm to School Coordinators gear up for the coming school year

By on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Farm field trips, taste tests, cooking lessons, harvest festivals, and soil science projects are just a few components of the hands-on education AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinators provide to students across the region. We caught up with some of our current Farm to School Coordinators to hear what they are excited about this coming school year Read the full article…


Communities gather for Harvest Festivals at local schools

By on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release. No Comments

For its tenth consecutive year, Green Mountain Farm-to-School will host Harvest Festivals with 11 Northeast Kingdom schools in celebration of local food, agriculture and healthy communities. Harvest Festivals are an opportunity for the community to gather around and share a meal prepared by students from produce harvested from school gardens or sourced from local producers. Read the full article…


GMFTS Giving Day raises over $30,000 to support programming

By on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

June 11, 2018 Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) would like to extend its most sincere thank you to supporters of its first-ever Giving Day held on June 1, 2018. The day brought in over $20,000 in gifts, along with a $10,000 matching gift from a generous anonymous donor, bringing the total raised to over $30,000. The Read the full article…


Green Mountain Farm-to-School Strategic Plan 2018-2021

By on Monday, June 11th, 2018 in Press Release. No Comments

In October 2017, we convened with staff and our board of directors to develop a robust strategic plan to guide our work in the coming four years. With this plan in hand, our organization strives towards achieving our vision to build a local food system in Vermont that promotes environmental stewardship, creates a sustainable economy, Read the full article…


Lunchbox Returns with Summer Food Service Program

By on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 in Press Release. No Comments

Lunchbox Returns with Summer Food Service Program The Lunchbox, a summer meal program providing food education, is on the road again this season! Starting June 20th, the Lunchbox will be serving 10 weeks of free meals to kids 18 and under throughout the summer. Breakfast is served from 8 AM – 10 AM and lunch Read the full article…


Farm Direct producer Allen Hall benefits from partnership

By on Friday, May 25th, 2018 in Producers. No Comments

Family owned since 1828, owner-operator Allen Hall of Hall’s Orchards, grows and harvests apples and pears in Isle La Motte. Hall has worked with Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD), Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s mission-driven food-hub, since 2014. “I’ve been more than happy with my experience with Green Mountain Farm Direct,” says Hall, “working with Amrita and Read the full article…


‘Hill Farmstead Half’ Marathon raises funds for GMFTS

By on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 in Press Release. No Comments

Craftsbury Outdoor Center presents the “Hill Farmstead Half” – a point to point trail and dirt road half marathon from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to Hill Farmstead Brewery. Race entries raise money for Green Mountain Farm to School’s mission to strengthen local food systems in the NEK by promoting positive economic and educational relationships among schools, farms, and communities. Set Read the full article…


GMFTS inspires love for gardens and appreciation for local food systems

By on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School. 1 Comment

  Green Mountain Farm-to-School works with an average of 3,000 students each year, connecting students to food through school gardens, farm field trips, taste tests, and hands-on education. Our Farm-to-School Coordinators work with over half of the students in the Northeast Kingdom, planting and maintaining 24 school gardens annually. GMFTS started at one school, ten Read the full article…


Celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School

By on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School Cultivating healthy communities since 2008 2018 marks Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s 10-year anniversary. Over the past decade, GMFTS and our partners have worked together to increase access to local, healthy food in the Northeast Kingdom, resulting in a stronger local food economy, improved nutrition education in area schools, and Read the full article…


Green Mountain Farm-to-School Giving Day

By on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Join us in celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School during our first ever Giving Day on June 1st! Every gift received by June 1st will be doubled, up to $10,000. In just 10 years, GMFTS has grown from a single school garden to a leader in the farm-to-school and local food movement. Imagine what Read the full article…


Reflecting on how farm-to-school thrives despite snow

By on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 in Farm-to-School. 1 Comment

During the long winter months, AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinators are hard at work implementing programming in partner schools despite the snow.


AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinators & GMFTS

By on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 in Farm-to-School. No Comments

Learn more about the AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinators who serve here at Green Mountain Farm-to-School.


Increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the NEK

By on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 in Coupon Program. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), in partnership with the national non-profit, Wholesome Wave, is making fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to low-income residents of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program.


Green Mountain Farm-to-School Benefit Raffle

By on Monday, January 29th, 2018 in Taste of the Kingdom. No Comments

Enter the Green Mountain Farm-to-School raffle for your chance to win a 2-night stay for 4 people in a Hotel Jay Suite – Lift Tickets, Waterpark, and Climb Time included! HOW TO ENTER THE RAFFLE: Raffle tickets are $5/ticket. Tickets will be sold at the 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, online, and by mail. To purchase raffle Read the full article…


GMFTS Welcomes Three New Team Members

By on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is pleased to welcome three new talented individuals to their staff – Sophie Westover, Jeyna Diallo, and Nick Chmura. Read More…


Serving Up Food, Fun and Education in the Summer

By on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

    It’s an August day, 2017, and the children of the Northeast Kingdom(NEK) are enjoying the summer break from school.  This particular day happens to be Friday, so The Lunchbox, the food truck of Green Mountain Farm to School (GMFTS) that brings free meals to kids 18 and under, is parked at Pavilion Park Read the full article…


Farm to School in the Northeast Kingdom and Beyond

By on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

October is National Farm to School month and Green Mountain Farm to School (GMFTS) is gearing up! Activities and celebrations are taking place in schools across the state, as Governor Scott signed a  declaration on October 2nd to proclaim this month as Vermont’s official Farm to School Month. The benefits of Farm to School are Read the full article…


GMFTS Has a Fresh Plan for Making Coupons More Accessible

By on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Coupon Program, Press Release. No Comments

Vermont has a wealth of farm fresh foods, yet access to affordable, local produce is often not viable for some residents of the Northeast Kingdom (NEK).  Low-income individuals and families who depend on 3squaresVT need their food dollars to stretch as far as possible.To address this challenge, Green Mountain Farm to School (GMFTS) will be Read the full article…


Summer Block Party Kicks Off Summer in Newport

By on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

The 4th Annual Summer Block Party will be held at Gardner Park in Newport, Vt. on Thursday, June 22 from 3 PM to 6 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

The afternoon will feature free food for all kids 18-years-old and younger from the Lunchbox food truck, family-friendly games and activities such as dancing and face painting, and a fun-run around the park. The Summer Block Party is hosted by Green Mountain Farm-to-School and Newport Parks and Recreation. Read More…


Fresh, Local, Free – Lunchbox Readies to Serve Summer Lunches

By on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

The Lunchbox food truck will be on the road again for its fifth summer, serving up free meals to kids and fresh, local lunches for three communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

For many kids who participate in free or reduced lunch programs during the school year, the free summer meal is one of their best sources for nutritious food while school is on break. For community members, the Lunchbox is a fresh, local, and delicious lunch option that comes with an added perk – all the proceeds from lunch sales go directly to running the free summer meal program and help to serve even more children. Read More…


Northeast Kingdom Farms Lay Roots in Local Schools, Institutions

By on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm Direct, a food hub run by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, is working to connect local farmers with schools, restaurants, and institutions across northern Vermont to increase the farm’s sales and boost consumption of local food in institutions and the overall region. Those partnerships have created a distribution infrastructure in the region that has helped to improve the community’s access to healthy, local food while also growing the local economy. Watch the video…


Green Mountain Farm-to-School Welcomes Two New Team Members

By on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School is pleased to welcome two new talented individuals to their staff – Edifice Jengo and Kendall Lambert. Read More…


Northeast Kingdom Celebrates Local Flavors at Jay Peak

By on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

Guests from throughout the Northeast Kingdom and Canada enjoyed a delicious evening at Jay Peak Resort this past February during Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s 9th Annual Taste of the Kingdom – an event celebrating the vibrant food scene of the Northeast Kingdom. Read More…


Northern Vermont Elementary Schools Dive into Composting

By on Friday, January 13th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

School cafeterias across Northern Vermont are closing the food cycle as they lead the way in diverting food scraps from landfills through composting. More than 10 Northeast Kingdom elementary schools that work with Green Mountain Farm-to-School. Read More…


Parsnip Party! Northern Vermont Celebrates Harvest of the Month

By on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

More than 1,400 pounds of parsnips were delivered across northern Vermont in the beginning of January as schools and businesses prepared to celebrate the Vermont Harvest of the Month – a state-wide education campaign which celebrates a different seasonal and local Vermont product each month. Read More…


Organic Co-op Deeply Rooted in New England Agriculture

By on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

Founded in 1986, Deep Root Organic Cooperative is one of the oldest co-ops of organic vegetables growers in the United States. Having evolved into a 23 member farmer-owned cooperative, they source organic produce, year-round, from member farms located throughout northern Vermont and southern Quebec. Read More…


Vermont Farm-to-School Network Launches Legislative Campaign

By on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

The Vermont Farm to School Network is launching a campaign to encourage the state Legislature to support $500,000 in funding to expand access to farm to school programs in more Vermont schools. Read More…


GMFTS Welcomes New Executive Director

By on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) welcomes James Hafferman as their next executive director. He assumed the position in January as founder and current executive director, Katherine Sims, transitioned to the role of development director. Read More…


Smitty’s Farm Dinner Brings Community Together

By on Friday, October 14th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School teamed up with Smitty’s Farm in Newport, Vt. to hold a free, On-Farm Community Dinner that was open to the public. The evening featured a dinner that used Vermont seasonal produce and showcased Smitty’s Farm’s berries. Read More…


Meet the GMFTS Team

By on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

At Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) the beginning of the school year brings with it so many things – the harvest is in full swing, the weather is beginning to change, and the organization is welcoming new and second year AmeriCorps farm-to-school coordinators. Read More…


Green Mountain Farm-to-School Open House Slide Show

By on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

On October 1, Green Mountain Farm-to-School opened the doors of the beautifully renovated building they are now renting in the historic downtown Newport. Read More…


GMFTS Office Tour Through Photos

By on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School has moved offices! They are renting a beautiful, historic space in downtown Newport. Check out a quick virtual tour below. Read More…


Students Get Fresh for Harvest Festivals

By on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

The kids are back in school, the gardens are bursting with the season’s harvest and it is harvest festival time for students across the Northeast Kingdom. Read More…


Gala on the Lake Goes Swimmingly

By on Monday, August 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) hosted its 4th Annual Gala on the Lake in August, raising over $6,500 that will go towards tending school gardens, sourcing local food in the cafeteria, and working to create healthy communities centered around good food. Read More…


Berry Fun at Smitty’s Farm

By on Friday, August 12th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Started in 2006, Sharon and Greg “Smitty” Smith, have grown Smitty’s Farm, formerly known as North Derby Organic Berry Farm, from 2,000 berry plants to over 35,000 today Read More…


Lunchbox Drives Up Free Summer Meal Participation

By on Monday, August 1st, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Good news; Vermont ranks third in the country for serving free summer meals to children. Bad news; Vermont is still only reaching 33.3 percent of the children who qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year. Read More…


Coupon Program Helps Low-Income NEK Residents

By on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

The final report for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program, compiled by Wholesome Wave based off of information collected by the University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture, has been released by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS). Read More…


GMFTS Plants School Gardens Across the Kingdom

By on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

For the past three weeks, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) has been helping schools plant school gardens across the Northeast Kingdom. Between farm-to-school and after-school programs, GMFTS helped to plant over 20 school gardens this spring which the students from the school will then harvest in the fall and be able to eat in their cafeteria. Read More…


The Lunchbox Serves up Free Summer Meals in the NEK

By on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

The Lunchbox food truck, through Green Mountain Farm-to-School, will be on the road again this season serving free meals to kids 18-years-old and younger and offering food education beginning June 15. Read More…


Fun and Games at the Summer Block Party in Newport

By on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

The 3rd Annual Summer Block Party in the Kingdom, a free community-wide event, will be held June 16 from 3 PM to 6 PM at Gardner Park in Newport. Kids 18-years-old and younger will be treated to a free meal from the Lunchbox food truck. Read More…


Butterworks Farm: Happy, Organic Soil and Cows

By on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

“The way we see the world is because of organic farming,” says Jack Lazor, owner and operator of Butterworks Farm in Westfield, Vt. “Having a relationship with the earth has a huge impact on the way you make decisions; everything from what you eat to how you care for things.” Read More…


Lyndon State College Recognizes Sims for GMFTS Work

By on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Lyndon, Vermont – Katherine Sims was awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction by Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino during the college’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15. Sims was honored for her work as founder and executive director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School. Read More…


EatingWell Helps Vermonters Celebrate Harvest of the Month

By on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

EatingWell, an award-winning national consumer magazine based out of Shelburne, Vt., has teamed up with Green Mountain Farm-to-School and Vermont Harvest of the Month to create and fund easy-to-use recipes and recipe booklets featuring each month’s celebrated harvest that will be used throughout the state to promote healthy, seasonal eating. Read More…


St. Johnsbury Academy Weekly Dinner Celebrates Local Farmers

By on Friday, April 15th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

It’s Wednesday evening at St. Johnsbury Academy and the cafeteria is set up family-style for the 270 students who are part of the school’s boarding program. This is a special meal that has taken the better part of a week to plan and the Academy’s teachers and other school staff are encouraged to attend as well. Read More…


Derby and Newport Schools Grow Curriculum in School Gardens

By on Friday, April 8th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Science teachers from Derby Elementary School (DES) and Newport City Elementary (NCE), along with Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), came together for last month to begin creating science curriculum that will be taught in the school garden. Read More…


Coupon Program Provides Fresh Produce for Vermonters

By on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

In September, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) began the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program, a pilot program that allowed Orleans and Essex county residents participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 3SquaresVT, to purchase an additional $75 of fresh fruits and vegetables through the end of February. Read More…


The Quiet Sugarers: Kingdom Mountain Maple

By on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Dan and Kim Backus live nestled into the foothills of the Green Mountains in Westfield, Vt., surrounded by mostly forest. They raise beef cows and grow hay in their open pastures, they cut firewood and sawlogs, and they produce a little bit of honey. Aside from Kim’s culinary prose as kitchen manager for Craftsbury Outdoor Center, the Backus’ are known in the Northeast Kingdom for something Dan has been doing for three decades – sugaring. Read More…


Coventry Chefs Compete in Culinary Cook-off for Kids

By on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Coventry, Vermont – A mix of delicious aromas filled the air of the Champlain Valley Exposition Center on Saturday, March 19, as over 50 teams of middle school and high school students competed in the Jr. Iron Chef competition run by Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED). Plates of locally sourced, vegetarian dishes were being chopped, sautéed, and baked into existence by students, as young as sixth grade, that had spent weeks practicing and perfecting their culinary skills.


GMFTS Founder Nationally Recognized for ‘Shaping Rural America’

By on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Newport, Vermont – Katherine Sims, founder and executive director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), is being recognized nationally through Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives, a search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better.


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AmeriCrops Growing Knowledge of Nutrition and Local Agriculture

By on Friday, February 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Students Growing Knowledge of Nutrition and Local Agriculture Be on the lookout, AmeriCorps members serving with Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) as farm-to-schoolcoordinators are bringing place-based nutrition and agriculture education into schools across the Northeast Kingdom – 27 Read the full article…


Taste Of the Kingdom

Northeast Kingdom Celebrates Great Food and Drink

By on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 in Taste of the Kingdom. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Northeast Kingdom Celebrates Great Food and Drink The 8th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) fundraiser, will be taking place February 24 at Jay Peak Resort starting at 6 PM. Tickets to celebrate Read the full article…


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Vermont Harvest of the Month Welcomes Newly Elected Produce

By on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 in Harvest of the Month. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Simmering Tensions Cook Up Dirty HOM Election Season The votes have been tallied and despite some unsubstantiated cries of voter fraud, Vermont Harvest of the Month (HOM) is proud to announce its incoming freshmen class for the Read the full article…


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Year in Photos | Green Mountain Farm-to-School

By on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 Year in Photos| Green Mountain Farm-to-School At Green Mountain Farm-to-School we are very thankful to have enjoyed a great year! We worked in classrooms across the Northeast Kingdom providing nutrition and agriculture education, served free, nutritious meals during the summer Read the full article…


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Berry Creek Farm: An Organic Family Affair

By on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 in Producers. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Berry Creek Farm: An Organic Family Affair A lot has changed since Rosemary and Gerard Croizet first took over Berry Creek Farm from Rosemary’s mother in the 1990’s.  Located in Northeast Kingdom, Berry Creek Farm is now a Read the full article…


Join GMFTS in Celebrating #GivingTuesday!

By on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Today is #GivingTuesday!If we receive 50 gifts today, a generous Green Mountain Farm-to-School supporter has pledged $5,000 towards the organization. Will you help us realize our goal? Together we can connect more Vermonters to healthy, affordable, and local food.


Farm-to-School Conference Sows Ideas in Northeast Kingdom

By on Sunday, November 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Farm-to-School Conference Sows Ideas in Northeast Kingdom Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), in collaboration with Sterling College, hosted over 100 farm-to-school enthusiasts, advocates, and professionals for a day of networking and education at the 2nd Annual Northeast Kingdom Read the full article…


Farming for more than just a Profit – Harvest Hill Farm

By on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Farming for more than just a Profit – Harvest Hill Farm “The mission of the farm is to grow high quality, organic vegetables at an affordable price,” says Bill Half, owner of Harvest Hill Farm in Walden, Read the full article…


Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont

By on Monday, October 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont Vermont- 10/19/2015 – October is National Farm-to-School Month, a nationwide celebration of farm-to-school established by Congress in 2010, and schools, organizations, and institutions in Vermont have a lot to celebrate. More than Read the full article…


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Northern Vermont Food Hub Refocused and Redesigned

By on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northern Vermont Food Hub Refocused and Redesigned Green Mountain Farm Direct (Farm Direct), the regional food hub operated by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, is continuing to grow as they roll out a new look and streamline operations that promise to Read the full article…


Coupons Encourage Fresh Eating in Northeast Kingdom

By on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coupons Encourage Fresh Eating in Northeast Kingdom Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is piloting a new program that allows Orleans and Essex county residents participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, 3SquaresVT, to purchase an additional $75 of Read the full article…


New Faces of Green Mountain Farm-to-School

By on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Faces of Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) welcomed five new AmeriCorps members, one returning AmeriCorps member, and two new full-time staff this past August. In 2015, Vermont ranked fourth among states for the most Read the full article…


GMFTS pilots fresh produce coupon program at local stores

By on Friday, May 8th, 2015 in Coupon Program. No Comments

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon program, a new program piloted by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will allow families receiving federal SNAP benefits, known in Vermont as 3SquaresVT, to purchase $75 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables at local NEK grocery stores. The primary goal of the program is to increase the purchase of fresh fruits Read the full article…


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