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 our Farm-to-School program, Farm Direct food hub, and Lunchbox food truck.

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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

Thank you to our 2023 premier sponsors, The Abbey Group and Community National Bank!

Our work is made possible because of a network of businesses, institutions, organizations and community members who are in partnership with us.

You can view all our supporters here. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Catherine at ccusack@gmfts.org

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For Thanksgiving, GMFTS is proud to contribute wholesome local foods to fill 100 backpacks for Barton families and 100 holiday baskets for NEKCA to distribute to community members in Island Pond and Canaan! 

We want to say a big thank you to our generous funders who made these projects possible this Thanksgiving:

-Northeast Kingdom Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation
-Dash Grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
-Vermont Electric Coop

For NEKCA’s holiday baskets, we contributed 200 lbs carrots, 200 lbs red potatoes, 240 lbs of apples, 90 cartons of eggs, 100 lbs of sweet Italian sausage, 100 pints of apple cider, and 18 tubs of cheese spread.

For Barton backpacks, we contributed 80 lbs of apples, 108 pints of maple yogurt, 105 cartons of eggs, 112 quarts of whole milk, and 300 packs of beef jerky.
The Orleans Elementary Kindergarteners enjoyed a “Moo to you Lesson” from Americorps Farm-to-School Coordinator, Grace. They learned what a typical day is like for Vermont dairy cows while wearing some cute cow masks. They also got the chance to make some butter and try it with a cracker! 🐮
The holidays can be challenging, especially for folks struggling with food insecurity. But you don’t have to go it alone! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many places throughout the Northeast Kingdom will be hosting community meals, free of charge. Here are some of the places serving meals near you!

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