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

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers [...]

GMFTS Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats2021-03-24T14:40:28+00:00

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

NEWPORT, VTContact: Amrita Parry, Food Hub Accounts ManagerGreen Mountain Farm-to-Schoolaparry@gmfts.org (802) 334-2044 [...]

Green Mountain Farm Direct Hits Record Sales Week, Distributes More Local Food to NEK Communities2021-01-08T17:29:15+00:00

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

GMFTS and the "neighbors to neighbors" task force at [...]

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Receives Grant to Deliver Local Food to Craftsbury and Albany Food Share Programs2020-10-15T14:36:19+00:00

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

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Maire Folan, mfolan@gmfts.org (802) 334-2044 September 21, [...]

Farm to School is Enhancing the Outdoor Classroom in Northeast Kingdom Schools2020-10-15T14:33:30+00:00

GMFTS Welcomes Three New Team Members

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...

GMFTS Welcomes Three New Team Members2017-12-13T17:04:55+00:00

Summer Block Party Kicks Off Summer in Newport

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...

Summer Block Party Kicks Off Summer in Newport2017-06-13T10:20:00+00:00

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

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...

Fresh, Local, Free – Lunchbox Readies to Serve Summer Lunches2017-04-24T14:32:19+00:00

Northeast Kingdom Farms Lay Roots in Local Schools, Institutions

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...

Northeast Kingdom Farms Lay Roots in Local Schools, Institutions2017-05-05T17:16:47+00:00

Northeast Kingdom Celebrates Local Flavors at Jay Peak

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...

Northeast Kingdom Celebrates Local Flavors at Jay Peak2017-04-19T16:04:51+00:00

Northern Vermont Elementary Schools Dive into Composting

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...

Northern Vermont Elementary Schools Dive into Composting2017-01-13T16:19:35+00:00

Parsnip Party! Northern Vermont Celebrates Harvest of the Month

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...

Parsnip Party! Northern Vermont Celebrates Harvest of the Month2017-01-13T16:21:26+00:00

Organic Co-op Deeply Rooted in New England Agriculture

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...

Organic Co-op Deeply Rooted in New England Agriculture2017-01-25T14:16:13+00:00

Smitty’s Farm Dinner Brings Community Together

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...

Smitty’s Farm Dinner Brings Community Together2017-01-13T16:27:51+00:00

GMFTS Plants School Gardens Across the Kingdom

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...

GMFTS Plants School Gardens Across the Kingdom2016-06-14T18:39:14+00:00

Fun and Games at the Summer Block Party in Newport

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...

Fun and Games at the Summer Block Party in Newport2016-06-14T19:19:51+00:00

Butterworks Farm: Happy, Organic Soil and Cows

“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...

Butterworks Farm: Happy, Organic Soil and Cows2016-06-14T14:46:45+00:00

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
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