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


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Help us keep the movement moving.


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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Check out this colorful gift of gleaned produce from @salvationfarmsvt ! 🥕Our partnership with Salvation Farms allows us to incorporate more local produce into our Farm-to-School program and after school cooking programs and keeps food from going to waste. These beautiful carrots, potatoes, onions, purple kale and bok choy were gleaned from Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury.
For the Orleans Taste Test this week, Farm-to-School Coordinator, Grace, worked with an enthusiastic 1st grade class to prepare beet pancakes! The pancakes were served to the school with Vermont maple syrup and were a huge hit!
Local farms enhance food security by providing fresh, seasonal supplements to your weekly grocery list. Greater access to local foods means less reliance on imports, resulting in greater security overall. Purchasing local foods also strengthens relationships between consumers and farmers, creating strong, resilient communities. Supporting local farms is a great way to enhance local food security!
At Troy School last week, Kindergarten students prepared beet brownies for their January Taste Test. They practiced cracking eggs, took turns gently mixing, and talked about different tools we use in the kitchen, like whisks!
When you buy local products, the money you spend stays within the community, allowing it to circulate and be reinvested back into the community. Money that is re-circulated locally actually generates more worth than its original value! This phenomenon is known as the local multiplier effect. 

Supporting local businesses helps protect and create jobs, supports local infrastructure, and increases economic development. Supporting small farms is a great way to boost the local economy!

Sources:
https://geo.coop/archives/LocalMultiplierEffect1104.htm