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…

Summer Block Party Kicks Off Summer in Newport

By on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

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…

Northeast Kingdom Celebrates Local Flavors at Jay Peak

By on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

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…

Vermont Farm-to-School Network Launches Legislative Campaign

By on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

The Vermont Farm to School Network is launching a campaign to encourage the state Legislature to support $500,000 in funding to expand access to farm to school programs in more Vermont schools. Read More…

Meet the GMFTS Team

By on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

At Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) the beginning of the school year brings with it so many things – the harvest is in full swing, the weather is beginning to change, and the organization is welcoming new and second year AmeriCorps farm-to-school coordinators. Read More…

Gala on the Lake Goes Swimmingly

By on Monday, August 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) hosted its 4th Annual Gala on the Lake in August, raising over $6,500 that will go towards tending school gardens, sourcing local food in the cafeteria, and working to create healthy communities centered around good food. Read More…

GMFTS Plants School Gardens Across the Kingdom

By on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

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…

Derby and Newport Schools Grow Curriculum in School Gardens

By on Friday, April 8th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

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…

GMFTS Founder Nationally Recognized for ‘Shaping Rural America’

By on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

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.