Lyndon State College Recognizes Sims for GMFTS Work

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...

Lyndon State College Recognizes Sims for GMFTS Work2016-05-17T15:52:07+00:00

EatingWell Helps Vermonters Celebrate Harvest of the Month

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...

EatingWell Helps Vermonters Celebrate Harvest of the Month2016-04-29T13:53:24+00:00

St. Johnsbury Academy Weekly Dinner Celebrates Local Farmers

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...

St. Johnsbury Academy Weekly Dinner Celebrates Local Farmers2016-04-15T18:48:25+00:00

Derby and Newport Schools Grow Curriculum in School Gardens

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...

Derby and Newport Schools Grow Curriculum in School Gardens2016-04-20T14:38:49+00:00

Coupon Program Provides Fresh Produce for Vermonters

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...

Coupon Program Provides Fresh Produce for Vermonters2016-04-15T18:54:14+00:00

The Quiet Sugarers: Kingdom Mountain Maple

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...

The Quiet Sugarers: Kingdom Mountain Maple2016-04-29T12:15:20+00:00

Coventry Chefs Compete in Culinary Cook-off for Kids

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.

Coventry Chefs Compete in Culinary Cook-off for Kids2016-04-14T20:02:00+00:00

GMFTS Founder Nationally Recognized for ‘Shaping Rural America’

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.

GMFTS Founder Nationally Recognized for ‘Shaping Rural America’2016-05-12T14:30:45+00:00

Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green [...]

Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont2016-05-12T14:31:20+00:00
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