Green Mountain Farm-to-School

GMFTS Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone EatsNEWPORT, VTContact: Alida Farrell, Local Food Access Coordinatorafarrell@gmfts.orgMarch 22, 2021In an effort to reach some of the most important yet underserved [...]

GMFTS Delivering Free Meals to Migrant Farm Workers in the NEK through Vermont Everyone Eats2021-03-24T14:40:28+00:00

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Click here to read the Winter 2021 Newsletter from GMFTS: https://mailchi.mp/1f44344ea7cc/gmfts-spring-newsletter-4721290

Winter 2021 Newsletter2021-01-19T18:26:37+00:00

Green Mountain Farm Direct Hits Record Sales Week, Distributes More Local Food to NEK Communities

NEWPORT, VTContact: Amrita Parry, Food Hub Accounts ManagerGreen Mountain Farm-to-Schoolaparry@gmfts.org (802) 334-2044   Green Mountain Farm Direct Hits Record Sales Week, Distributes More Local Food to NEK Communities Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a small nonprofit based out of [...]

Green Mountain Farm Direct Hits Record Sales Week, Distributes More Local Food to NEK Communities2021-01-08T17:29:15+00:00

Teaching Garden-Based Education on Abenaki Land

By Esmé Forbes, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinaor Map of Abenaki Tribes in the NortheastSource: 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 [...]

Teaching Garden-Based Education on Abenaki Land2020-12-07T18:03:02+00:00

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

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, [...]

GMFTS is The White Market’s “Coins for Community” Partner during October2020-10-15T14:33:07+00:00

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

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 [...]

Farm to School is Enhancing the Outdoor Classroom in Northeast Kingdom Schools2020-10-15T14:33:30+00:00

GMFTS Hosts Free Local Food Distribution Event with NEKCA in Canaan

NEWPORT, VTContact: Jessica Weston, jweston@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044September 16, 2020Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a small nonprofit based out of Newport, VT, has been working to fight ongoing COVID-19 related food insecurity while contributing to local economic recovery by [...]

GMFTS Hosts Free Local Food Distribution Event with NEKCA in Canaan2020-10-15T14:34:12+00:00

Lunchbox sees 76% increase in free meals served

August 28, 2019 - NEWPORT, VT Between June 19th and August 15th, the Lunchbox food truck, a free summer meal site, served 3,219 free meals to kids and teens and sold 583 adult meals to community members [...]

Lunchbox sees 76% increase in free meals served2019-08-29T15:27:28+00:00

4th Biennial Northeast Kingdom Farm to School Conference

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!

4th Biennial Northeast Kingdom Farm to School Conference2019-09-06T14:35:37+00:00

Join GMFTS for our 2nd Annual Giving Day!

Don’t see a level that works for you? No worries, give what you can, and we’ll be sure to put it to good use! Click here to give

Join GMFTS for our 2nd Annual Giving Day!2019-05-17T18:00:15+00:00

Keeping the ‘Farm’ in Farm to School

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 [...]

Keeping the ‘Farm’ in Farm to School2019-05-15T20:29:53+00:00

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

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 [...]

The ‘Coventry Shredders’ join the 12th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition2019-04-10T18:42:55+00:00

GMFTS Benefit Raffle: Win a Jay Peak Getaway

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 [...]

GMFTS Benefit Raffle: Win a Jay Peak Getaway2019-01-29T20:04:56+00:00

Irasburg Village School: Why Compost Matters

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 [...]

Irasburg Village School: Why Compost Matters2019-01-04T18:51:37+00:00

Communities gather for Harvest Festivals at local schools

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 [...]

Communities gather for Harvest Festivals at local schools2018-09-11T18:59:39+00:00

GMFTS inspires love for gardens and appreciation for local food systems

  Green Mountain Farm-to-School works with an average of 3,000 students each year, connecting students to food through school gardens, farm field trips, taste tests, and hands-on education. Our Farm-to-School Coordinators work with over half of the [...]

GMFTS inspires love for gardens and appreciation for local food systems2018-06-11T15:16:43+00:00

Celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School Cultivating healthy communities since 2008 2018 marks Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s 10-year anniversary. Over the past decade, GMFTS and our partners have worked together to increase access to local, healthy food [...]

Celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School2018-06-11T15:16:21+00:00

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Giving Day

Join us in celebrating 10 years of Green Mountain Farm-to-School during our first ever Giving Day on June 1st! Every gift received by June 1st will be doubled, up to $10,000. In just 10 years, GMFTS has [...]

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Giving Day2018-06-11T15:16:04+00:00
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