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Parsnip Party! Northern Vermont Celebrates Harvest of the Month

By Green Mountain Farm-to-School on Friday, January 6th, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

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…


Organic Co-op Deeply Rooted in New England Agriculture

By Green Mountain Farm-to-School on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in Press Release. No Comments

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…

Anne and Jack Lazor began Butterworks Farm in 1976.

Butterworks Farm: Happy, Organic Soil and Cows

By Green Mountain Farm-to-School on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

“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…


St. Johnsbury Academy Weekly Dinner Celebrates Local Farmers

By Green Mountain Farm-to-School 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…

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The Quiet Sugarers: Kingdom Mountain Maple

By Green Mountain Farm-to-School on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

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…