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…

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…

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…