GMFTS Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats

By on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 in Food Insecurity, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release, Uncategorized. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats NEWPORT, VT Contact: Alida Farrell, Local Food Access Coordinator afarrell@gmfts.org March 22, 2021 In an effort to reach some of the most important yet underserved populations of the Northeast Kingdom, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is delivering 130 free Read the full article…


Winter 2021 Newsletter

By on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Newsletter. No Comments

Click here to read the Winter 2021 Newsletter from GMFTS: https://mailchi.mp/1f44344ea7cc/gmfts-spring-newsletter-4721290


Green Mountain Farm Direct Hits Record Sales Week, Distributes More Local Food to NEK Communities

By on Friday, January 8th, 2021 in Farm Direct, Food Insecurity, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release, Producers, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Amrita Parry,  Food Hub Accounts Manager Green Mountain Farm-to-School aparry@gmfts.org  (802) 334-2044   Green Mountain Farm Direct Hits Record Sales Week, Distributes More Local Food to NEK Communities Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a small nonprofit based out of Newport, VT, working with local farmers and the charitable food system to overcome Read the full article…


Teaching Garden-Based Education on Abenaki Land

By on Monday, December 7th, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

By Esmé Forbes, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinaor Map of Abenaki Tribes in the Northeast Source: http://abenakiart.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Grades_3_to_5_-_Study_Guide_-_Alnobak.95203501.pdf Green Mountain Farm-to-Schools programs operate throughout the Northeast Kingdom. This is the ancestral and current homeland of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation. The Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe became officially recognized by the State of Vermont in Read the full article…


Green Mountain Farm-to-School Receives Grant to Deliver Local Food to Craftsbury and Albany Food Share Programs

By on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 in Farm Direct, Food Insecurity, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release, Producers. No Comments

CRAFTSBURY, VT Contact: Catherine Cusack, Executive Director October 8, 2020 The Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) to support the purchase and delivery of local food for the Craftsbury and Albany food share program. The deliveries will be facilitated by GMFTS’s local food Read the full article…


GMFTS is The White Market’s “Coins for Community” Partner during October

By on Monday, October 5th, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Harvest of the Month, Producers, Uncategorized. No Comments

Big news! Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) has partnered with the White Market for their Coins for Community program which allows customers to donate to a rotating local nonprofit organization each month.  For the entire month of October, White Market shoppers can “round up” their purchase at checkout to donate to GMFTS, or choose an amount Read the full article…


Farm to School is Enhancing the Outdoor Classroom in Northeast Kingdom Schools

By on Friday, September 25th, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Maire Folan, mfolan@gmfts.org (802) 334-2044 September 21, 2020 Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is working with 15 schools in the Northeast Kingdom to provide meaningful STEM learning opportunities in the outdoors this school year. “Outdoor classrooms” have become increasingly popular this year, as teachers take their students outdoors as much as possible – Read the full article…


GMFTS Hosts Free Local Food Distribution Event with NEKCA in Canaan

By on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Jessica Weston, jweston@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044 September 16, 2020 Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a small nonprofit based out of Newport, VT, has been working to fight ongoing COVID-19 related food insecurity while contributing to local economic recovery by connecting local farmers with the charitable food system. Their local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Read the full article…


Lunchbox sees 76% increase in free meals served

By on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release. No Comments

August 28, 2019 – NEWPORT, VT Between June 19th and August 15th, the Lunchbox food truck, a free summer meal site, served 3,219 free meals to kids and teens and sold 583 adult meals to community members in Barton, Derby, and Newport, Vermont. The number of meals served represents a 76% increase in free meals 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!


Join GMFTS for our 2nd Annual Giving Day!

By on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Don’t see a level that works for you? No worries, give what you can, and we’ll be sure to put it to good use! Click here to give


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…


GMFTS inspires love for gardens and appreciation for local food systems

By on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

  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…


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