Vermont Harvest of the Month and Early Childhood Education: Stories of Success at Newport Head Start

By on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VTContact: Maire Folan, Farm to School Program Manager, Green Mountain Farm-to-Schoolmfolan@gmfts.orgJune 17, 2021 Vermont Harvest of the Month (VTHOM) is a statewide marketing campaign and resource guide widely utilized in K-12 schools across the state, but educators in Early Care and Education (ECE) facilities are also using the program to introduce children ages birth Read the full article…


Teaching Garden-Based Education on Abenaki Land

By on Monday, December 7th, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

By Esmé Forbes, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinaor Map of Abenaki Tribes in the Northeast Source: http://abenakiart.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Grades_3_to_5_-_Study_Guide_-_Alnobak.95203501.pdf Green Mountain Farm-to-Schools programs operate throughout the Northeast Kingdom. This is the ancestral and current homeland of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation. The Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe became officially recognized by the State of Vermont in Read the full article…


Dismantling the Thanksgiving Myth with Kids

By on Monday, November 23rd, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Uncategorized. No Comments

By Esmé Forbes, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator Visual depiction of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address (Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen) – Greetings to the Natural World by Erwin Printup, Jr. The illustration is from the book, Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp.  This year, Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s AmeriCorps members are aiming to dismantle Read the full article…


GMFTS is The White Market’s “Coins for Community” Partner during October

By on Monday, October 5th, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Harvest of the Month, Producers, Uncategorized. No Comments

Big news! Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) has partnered with the White Market for their Coins for Community program which allows customers to donate to a rotating local nonprofit organization each month.  For the entire month of October, White Market shoppers can “round up” their purchase at checkout to donate to GMFTS, or choose an amount Read the full article…


Farm to School is Enhancing the Outdoor Classroom in Northeast Kingdom Schools

By on Friday, September 25th, 2020 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Maire Folan, mfolan@gmfts.org (802) 334-2044 September 21, 2020 Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is working with 15 schools in the Northeast Kingdom to provide meaningful STEM learning opportunities in the outdoors this school year. “Outdoor classrooms” have become increasingly popular this year, as teachers take their students outdoors as much as possible – Read the full article…


Local School Harvest Festivals are a Success!

By on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Press Release, Uncategorized. No Comments

NEWPORT, VT Contact: Jessica Weston, jweston@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044 October 9, 2019 Did you know? October is National Farm to School Month! Green Mountain Farm To School (GMFTS) was excited to celebrate this occasion with the successful completion of several Harvest Festivals at 11 different Northeast Kingdom Schools. These festivals are a unique culmination of the Read the full article…


4th Biennial Northeast Kingdom Farm to School Conference

By on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Thanks for your interest in our Farm to School Conference! We are postponing this year’s conference to a later date. Please stay tuned for more details!


Keeping the ‘Farm’ in Farm to School

By on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

Farm to school programs at GMFTS focuses on experiential, hands-on learning that reaches across the cafeteria, classroom, and community. To learn more about why farm field trips are an important piece of this equation, we sat down with AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator, Madeline McGonagle, to hear about her experiences. Why is it important to Read the full article…


The ‘Coventry Shredders’ join the 12th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition

By on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Uncategorized. No Comments

By: Rachel Proctor April 9, 2019 NEWPORT, VERMONT- Four, sixth-grade students from Coventry Village School were proud to compete with 67 other Vermont schools at the 12th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition hosted by Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) on March 16th at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction, Vermont. The Read the full article…


GMFTS Benefit Raffle: Win a Jay Peak Getaway

By on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Taste of the Kingdom. No Comments

Enter the Green Mountain Farm-to-School raffle for your chance to win a 2-night stay for 4 people in a Hotel Jay Suite – Lift Tickets, Waterpark, and Climb Time included! To purchase raffle tickets online, click the donate button below and make a donation in a multiple of $5 (i.e. $10/2 tickets, $30/6 tickets, etc.) and Read the full article…


Irasburg Village School: Why Compost Matters

By on Friday, January 4th, 2019 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School. No Comments

In 2013, lunchtime at Irasburg Village School (IVS) looked a lot different than it does today. Uneaten food and kitchen scraps went straight into trash cans, then on to landfills. The need for a composting program was apparent. But how to get there presented a challenge. At first, in the school started small – composting Read the full article…


Communities gather for Harvest Festivals at local schools

By on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 in Farm-to-School, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Press Release. No Comments

For its tenth consecutive year, Green Mountain Farm-to-School will host Harvest Festivals with 11 Northeast Kingdom schools in celebration of local food, agriculture and healthy communities. Harvest Festivals are an opportunity for the community to gather around and share a meal prepared by students from produce harvested from school gardens or sourced from local producers. Read the full article…


Reflecting on how farm-to-school thrives despite snow

By on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 in Farm-to-School. No Comments

During the long winter months, AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinators are hard at work implementing programming in partner schools despite the snow.


AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinators & GMFTS

By on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 in Farm-to-School. No Comments

Learn more about the AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinators who serve here at Green Mountain Farm-to-School.


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