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Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a leader in the growing farm-to-school movement in Vermont. Our mission is to strengthen local food systems in Vermont by promoting positive economic relationships, education, and access between schools, farms, and communities.

We create and sustain healthy communities by working across the food system with capacity building, resource development, and technical assistance through GMFTS’ school gardens, Farm-to-School program, Farm Direct food hub and Lunchbox food truck.

Our Programs

Farm-to-School

The Northeast Kingdom Farm-to-School Program helps schools in the Northeast Kingdom build school gardens, source local food, and provide nutrition and agriculture education.

Green Mountain Farm Direct

Farm Direct is a regional food hub distributing local food to schools, institutions, and other sales outlets in northern Vermont.

The Lunch Box

The Lunchbox is a summer meal program and mobile learning kitchen that brings locally-grown food and food-based education to communities in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Help us keep the movement moving.

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To donate by mail, please make checks payable to
Green Mountain Farm-to-School and send to:

Green Mountain Farm-to-School
115 2nd Street, Newport, VT 05855

Follow Our Story

Did you know that our Green Mountain Farm Direct program has delivered over $3 million worth of local food since 2013? 🍎🥬

Green Mountain Farm Direct is a regional food hub that is currently partnered with 53 producers. The food hub collects food from local farms and provides affordable bulk deliveries to institutions and businesses in our community - including schools, senior meal sites, food pantries, hospitals, prisons, colleges, retail stores and restaurants. As a result of this program, more Vermonters have reliable access to local food and farmers have increased sales and access to new markets!

You can learn more by visiting our website - gmfts.org

Pictured: Hall’s Orchards, Isla La Motte

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School Garden Harvest time happening across the 15 schools the Farm-to-School AmeriCorps members serve throughout the NEK!
We're going back to basics for our final week. Thank you everyone for joining us this summer and making the Summer 2022 Lunchbox a success!
We'll see you there, 11-1:
Wednesday: Barton Public Library
Thursday: Gardner Park in Newport
Friday: Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village
Opa! The Lunchbox menu is Greek-inspired this week. Don't miss the chance for a tasty meal and a chance to chat with the Memphremagog Watershed Association! As always, we'll have free produce for the community through our Market Basket program too.
See you there 11-1!
Wednesday: Barton Public Library
Thursday: Gardner Park in Newport
Friday: Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village
You don't need math to know that this is one tasty sandwich. Meatball subs this week at the Lunchbox!

We can't wait to see you there 11-1!
Wednesday: Barton Public Library
Thursday: Gardner Park in Newport
Friday: The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village in Brownington
Catch a SLICE of the action this week at the Lunchbox!
We can't wait to see you there 11-1!
Wednesday: Barton Public Library
Thursday: Gardner Park in Newport
Friday: The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village in Brownington
Big Thank You to @highmowingorganicseeds for a generous Seed Donation to help sustain this year's programs and future Green Mountain Farm-to-School and community gardens!