Local School Harvest Festivals are a Success!

By on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Press Release, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Jessica Weston, jweston@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044 October 9, 2019 Did you know? October is National Farm to School Month! Green Mountain Farm To School (GMFTS) was excited to celebrate this occasion with the successful completion of several Harvest Festivals at 11 different Northeast Kingdom Schools. These festivals are a unique culmination of the Read the full article…

4th Biennial Northeast Kingdom Farm to School Conference

By on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Thanks for your interest in our Farm to School Conference! We are postponing this year’s conference to a later date. Please stay tuned for more details!

Keeping the ‘Farm’ in Farm to School

By on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Farm to school programs at GMFTS focuses on experiential, hands-on learning that reaches across the cafeteria, classroom, and community. To learn more about why farm field trips are an important piece of this equation, we sat down with AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator, Madeline McGonagle, to hear about her experiences. Why is it important to Read the full article…

The ‘Coventry Shredders’ join the 12th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition

By on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Uncategorized. No Comments

By: Rachel Proctor April 9, 2019 NEWPORT, VERMONT- Four, sixth-grade students from Coventry Village School were proud to compete with 67 other Vermont schools at the 12th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition hosted by Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) on March 16th at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction, Vermont. The Read the full article…

GMFTS Benefit Raffle: Win a Jay Peak Getaway

By on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, 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! To purchase raffle tickets online, click the donate button below and make a donation in a multiple of $5 (i.e. $10/2 tickets, $30/6 tickets, etc.) and Read the full article…

Irasburg Village School: Why Compost Matters

By on Friday, January 4th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

In 2013, lunchtime at Irasburg Village School (IVS) looked a lot different than it does today. Uneaten food and kitchen scraps went straight into trash cans, then on to landfills. The need for a composting program was apparent. But how to get there presented a challenge. At first, in the school started small – composting 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…

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.