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…

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…

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Open House Slide Show

By on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

On October 1, Green Mountain Farm-to-School opened the doors of the beautifully renovated building they are now renting in the historic downtown Newport. 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…

Berry Fun at Smitty’s Farm

By on Friday, August 12th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

Started in 2006, Sharon and Greg “Smitty” Smith, have grown Smitty’s Farm, formerly known as North Derby Organic Berry Farm, from 2,000 berry plants to over 35,000 today Read More…

Fun and Games at the Summer Block Party in Newport

By on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 in Press Release. No Comments

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…

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…