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Going on Now! How Do You Get Your Garden On? CONTEST!

Join Green Mountain Farm-to School on Social Media! Take a photo or short video of your garden! Tell us how you celebrate VT’s agricultural heritage! Tag us (Green Mountain Farm-to-School) in your post or post right onto [...]

Going on Now! How Do You Get Your Garden On? CONTEST!2022-07-11T21:24:57+00:00

Vermont Everyone Eats Continues Through April 1, 2022

NEWPORT, VT Green Mountain Farm-to-School Contact: Alida Farrell, afarrell@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044 January 3, 2022 Vermont Everyone Eats Continues Through April 1, 2022 Vermont Everyone Eats (VEE), the innovative COVID-19 response program that provides meal assistance to Vermonters [...]

Vermont Everyone Eats Continues Through April 1, 20222022-01-19T20:22:43+00:00

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Click here to read our Fall newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/0e272160a11b/gmfts-spring-newsletter-4876338?e=ff5f03a9f2

Fall 2021 Newsletter2022-01-19T20:20:35+00:00

Matt Landi Named Director of Brand and Business Development for Vermont Way Foods™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Landi, Director of Brand and Business Development, Vermont Way Foods™ or Catherine Cusack, Communications Committee Chair, Vermont Food Hub Collaborative L3C Phone: (831) 818-0179 (Matt) (802) 334-2044 (Catherine) Email: Matt@vermontwayfoods.com Matt Landi [...]

Matt Landi Named Director of Brand and Business Development for Vermont Way Foods™2022-01-19T20:17:36+00:00

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Read our Spring Newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/38d3315b8236/gmfts-spring-newsletter-4811866?e=9afbbebcf6

Spring 2021 Newsletter2022-01-19T20:13:04+00:00

Vermont Everyone Eats, One Million Meals Served

CONTACTS Alida Farrell Consumer Education and Food Access Coordinator Green Mountain Farm to School afarrell@gmfts.org Meghan Wayland Food Access Coordinator The Center for an Agricultural Economy meghan@hardwickagricultre.com Everyone Eats, one million meals served On Thursday, April 29, [...]

Vermont Everyone Eats, One Million Meals Served2022-01-19T20:10:19+00:00

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

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

GMFTS Receives New Grants from the Vermont Community Foundation to Increase Capacity, Address Food Insecurity in the NEK

Alida Farrell, GMFTS’s new Local Food Access Coordinator, pictured with bags of food prepared at the Orleans Federated Church Community Food Shelf. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWPORT, VT Contact: Jessica Weston,  Communications and Development Coordinator Green Mountain Farm-to-School [...]

GMFTS Receives New Grants from the Vermont Community Foundation to Increase Capacity, Address Food Insecurity in the NEK2020-12-17T22:45:10+00:00

Dismantling the Thanksgiving Myth with Kids

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 [...]

Dismantling the Thanksgiving Myth with Kids2020-11-23T19:14:43+00:00

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivers Free Meals for Vermont Everyone Eats

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) has partnered with the new Vermont Everyone Eats program to distribute prepared meals to people negatively impacted by the pandemic. GMFTS is delivering 350 meals per week in the NEK. The program reimburses [...]

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Delivers Free Meals for Vermont Everyone Eats2020-11-05T16:48:54+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

End of Summer Newsletter from GMFTS

Click here to view our end of summer newsletter and read about what we've been up to the past couple months!

End of Summer Newsletter from GMFTS2020-09-16T13:13:40+00:00

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Launches New Initiatives to Fight COVID-19 Food Insecurity in the Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT, VTContact: Jessica Weston, jweston@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044July 20, 2020 Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a small nonprofit organization seeks to mitigate COVID-related food insecurity and promote the use of local food in the Northeast Kingdom through various new [...]

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Launches New Initiatives to Fight COVID-19 Food Insecurity in the Northeast Kingdom2020-10-15T14:34:48+00:00

The Market Basket Returns to Provide Free, Local Produce to the Community

In an effort to get more local food out to our community and to reduce waste in school gardens, GMFTS is expanding the Lunchbox’s “Market Basket” program for 2020. After a successful pilot year in 2019, Green [...]

The Market Basket Returns to Provide Free, Local Produce to the Community2020-07-14T18:52:20+00:00

The Lunchbox Returns with Free Summer Meal Service for Children

The Lunchbox, a mobile food truck and free meal service, is on back on the road after a long winter hibernation! Starting June 17th, the Lunchbox will be serving 9 weeks of free meals to kids 18 [...]

The Lunchbox Returns with Free Summer Meal Service for Children2020-06-10T17:51:28+00:00

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Receives $10,000 Grant to Purchase and Deliver Local Food for Area Food Pantries

NEWPORT, VTContact: Jessica Weston, jweston@gmfts.org, (802) 334-2044May 5, 2020Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD), a local food hub run by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), works to connect local farms with schools, restaurants, and institutions across Northern Vermont to [...]

Green Mountain Farm-to-School Receives $10,000 Grant to Purchase and Deliver Local Food for Area Food Pantries2020-05-12T18:50:12+00:00

#GivingTuesdayNow and Beyond – A Spring Fundraiser to Support GMFTS’s Response to COVID-19

#GivingTuesdayNow and Beyond - A Spring Fundraiser to Support GMFTS’s Response to COVID-19Here at Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) we are encouraged by the resiliency of our community under such sudden and extraordinary pressures. We have seen so [...]

#GivingTuesdayNow and Beyond – A Spring Fundraiser to Support GMFTS’s Response to COVID-192020-05-04T19:14:30+00:00

GMFTS Finding New Ways to Support our Community

With Spring, there comes Hope ...and GARDENS! Dear GMFTS Family - in these times of uncertainty we are grateful to have you as our friends, partners, and supporters - - we are thinking of you and hope [...]

GMFTS Finding New Ways to Support our Community2020-04-14T16:32:33+00:00

An Update from Green Mountain Farm Direct Regarding COVID-19

Dear Farm Direct community, We would like to take this opportunity to update you on our operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Green Mountain Farm Direct remains open and operational and we are dedicated to bringing you fresh, [...]

An Update from Green Mountain Farm Direct Regarding COVID-192020-03-23T15:09:57+00:00

Benefit Raffle: Win a Jay Peak Getaway!

Online sales for the raffle are now closed! Tickets may be purchased in-person at the 12th Annual Taste of the Kingdom until 8pm

Benefit Raffle: Win a Jay Peak Getaway!2020-02-26T17:45:12+00:00

GMFTS Helps Host Northeast Regional Farm to School Gathering at Canaan School

At Canaan School this past October, Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) and the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) hosted the Vermont Farm to School Network’s Regional Fall Gathering for the Northeast. The gathering served as a celebration [...]

GMFTS Helps Host Northeast Regional Farm to School Gathering at Canaan School2020-01-06T13:37:28+00:00

Farm Direct Engages in first Hub-to-Hub Transaction

In early December, Green Mountain Farm to School (GMFTS)’s local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD), successfully engaged in it’s first hub-to-hub transaction in an effort to expand the product catalog for the holidays. GMFD is [...]

Farm Direct Engages in first Hub-to-Hub Transaction2019-12-27T20:31:39+00:00

GMFTS Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is happy to announce the arrival of two new additions to our team - Jessica Weston and Laurie Evans. Jessica joined in September as Communications and Development Coordinator, and Laurie joined in October [...]

GMFTS Welcomes Two New Staff Members2019-11-14T14:17:26+00:00

Open Position: AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator

Start-Date: Flexible, Fall/Winter 2019 End-Date: August 7th, 2020 Location: Newport, Vermont About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and well-being of Vermont's children, farms and communities by providing programs [...]

Open Position: AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator2019-10-31T18:29:52+00:00

Local School Harvest Festivals are a Success!

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 [...]

Local School Harvest Festivals are a Success!2019-10-09T15:14:38+00:00

GMFTS Coaches State Grant Recipients in Farm to School

In February 2019, Farm to School Program Manager, Maire Folan, began serving as a coach for the 2019 grantees of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) Farm to School Program. The coaching support Folan [...]

GMFTS Coaches State Grant Recipients in Farm to School2019-08-29T15:35:16+00:00

19 school gardens thrive through the summer

NEWPORT, VT - July 29, 2019 A cornerstone of Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s programming is the 19 school gardens we plant, maintain, and harvest with the help of five AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinators. These school gardens provide [...]

19 school gardens thrive through the summer2019-07-31T15:59:07+00:00

The Children’s Literacy Foundation Brings Stories and Books to the Lunchbox

Contact: Sophie Westover swestover@gmfts.org 802 334 2044 [Newport, VT] — On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Barton Public Library, children and teens are invited to a storytelling presentation and brand-new [...]

The Children’s Literacy Foundation Brings Stories and Books to the Lunchbox2019-07-02T18:25:08+00:00

2019 Summer Block Party Kicks off Summer

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is hosting it’s 5th Summer Block Party in the Kingdom, a free community event, on June 20 from 3 PM to 6 PM at Gardner Park in Newport. The event marks the start [...]

2019 Summer Block Party Kicks off Summer2019-06-06T14:24:25+00:00

Lunchbox Returns with Summer Food Service Program

The Lunchbox, a summer meal program providing food education, is on the road again this season! Starting June 19th, the Lunchbox will be serving 10 weeks of free meals to kids 18 and under throughout the summer. [...]

Lunchbox Returns with Summer Food Service Program2019-05-30T20:01:41+00:00

Production Planning: Bringing Harvest of the Month Foods to Cafeteria Plates

How three GMFTS programs - Green Mountain Farm Direct, Farm to School, and the Vermont Harvest of the Month - work together to increase the amount of fresh Vermont-grown foods on cafeteria plates. In 2009, GMFTS founded [...]

Production Planning: Bringing Harvest of the Month Foods to Cafeteria Plates2019-08-29T17:20:57+00:00

GMFTS 2017-2018 Annual Report

Green Mountain Farm to School is pleased to share our 2017-2018 Annual Report with our community. Read the full report here.

GMFTS 2017-2018 Annual Report2019-05-02T17:33:40+00:00

We’re Hiring: Food Hub Logistics Manager

See Full Posting: 2019 Food Hub Logistics Manager Green Mountain Farm-to-SchoolFood Hub Logistics Manager Location:Newport,Vermont Position Description Green Mountain Farm-to-School seeks a dynamic professional with strong organization skills to support the growth and operations of our food [...]

We’re Hiring: Food Hub Logistics Manager2019-06-11T13:38:24+00:00

Green Mountain Farm-to School to Honor School Lunch Heroes

School Lunch Hero Day is May 3, 2019 NEWPORT, Vermont – Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) works with a variety of school nutrition staff at schools throughout the region. These professionals are critical to getting local food onto [...]

Green Mountain Farm-to School to Honor School Lunch Heroes2019-04-24T19:32:35+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

Employment Opportunity: AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator

Full Posting: GMFTS FTS Coordinator, 2019-2020 This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the NEK of Vermont to [...]

Employment Opportunity: AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator2019-03-14T17:07:05+00:00

GMFTS & Jay Peak Resort hosts the 11th Annual Taste of the Kingdom

NEWPORT — The 11th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on February 27th at 6 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale [...]

GMFTS & Jay Peak Resort hosts the 11th Annual Taste of the Kingdom2019-02-19T20:07:19+00:00

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program increases access to healthy foods

For the fourth consecutive year, Green Mountain Farm-to-School is offering $60,000 in coupons for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables to the residents of Essex and Orleans counties enrolled in 3SquaresVT, also known as the Supplemental [...]

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program increases access to healthy foods2018-10-24T17:17:05+00:00

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools, food, and local farmers! Farm to school enriches the connections communities have with fresh, healthy food and local [...]

Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October2018-10-10T15:48:13+00:00

Customer Spotlight: Craig Lorcano on 9 years with Farm Direct

Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s mission-driven food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct (Farm Direct), is a reliable source for wholesale local food purchasing that is working to improve farm viability in the region. Last year, GMFD worked with 34 [...]

Customer Spotlight: Craig Lorcano on 9 years with Farm Direct2018-09-17T13:48:34+00:00

Lunchbox food truck works to fill summer nutrition gap

Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s mobile summer meal site, the Lunchbox food truck spent the summer out on the road again serving up free healthy, locally-sourced meals to our community. This year, the Lunchbox served 1,820 free meals to [...]

Lunchbox food truck works to fill summer nutrition gap2018-09-12T19:57:22+00:00

Farm to School Coordinators gear up for the coming school year

Farm field trips, taste tests, cooking lessons, harvest festivals, and soil science projects are just a few components of the hands-on education AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinators provide to students across the region. We caught up with [...]

Farm to School Coordinators gear up for the coming school year2018-09-12T18:29:01+00:00

GMFTS Giving Day raises over $30,000 to support programming

June 11, 2018 Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) would like to extend its most sincere thank you to supporters of its first-ever Giving Day held on June 1, 2018. The day brought in over $20,000 in gifts, along [...]

GMFTS Giving Day raises over $30,000 to support programming2018-06-12T20:32:00+00:00

Meet the GMFTS Team

At Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) the beginning of the school year brings with it so many things – the harvest is in full swing, the weather is beginning to change, and the organization is welcoming new and second year AmeriCorps farm-to-school coordinators. Read More...

Meet the GMFTS Team2016-10-18T12:45:52+00:00

Gala on the Lake Goes Swimmingly

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) hosted its 4th Annual Gala on the Lake in August, raising over $6,500 that will go towards tending school gardens, sourcing local food in the cafeteria, and working to create healthy communities centered around good food. Read More...

Gala on the Lake Goes Swimmingly2016-08-16T19:17:21+00:00

AmeriCrops Growing Knowledge of Nutrition and Local Agriculture

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Students Growing Knowledge of Nutrition and Local Agriculture Be on the lookout, AmeriCorps members serving with Green Mountain Farm-to-School [...]

AmeriCrops Growing Knowledge of Nutrition and Local Agriculture2016-05-12T14:30:55+00:00

Year in Photos | Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 Year in Photos| Green Mountain Farm-to-School At Green Mountain Farm-to-School we are very thankful to have enjoyed a great year! We worked [...]

Year in Photos | Green Mountain Farm-to-School2016-03-14T17:04:43+00:00

Join GMFTS in Celebrating #GivingTuesday!

Today is #GivingTuesday!If we receive 50 gifts today, a generous Green Mountain Farm-to-School supporter has pledged $5,000 towards the organization. Will you help us realize our goal? Together we can connect more Vermonters to healthy, affordable, and local [...]

Join GMFTS in Celebrating #GivingTuesday!2016-05-12T14:31:07+00:00

Farm-to-School Conference Sows Ideas in Northeast Kingdom

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 For Immediate Release Farm-to-School Conference Sows Ideas in Northeast Kingdom Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), in collaboration with Sterling College, hosted over 100 [...]

Farm-to-School Conference Sows Ideas in Northeast Kingdom2016-03-14T17:09:25+00:00

Farming for more than just a Profit – Harvest Hill Farm

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Farming for more than just a Profit – Harvest Hill Farm “The mission of the farm is to grow [...]

Farming for more than just a Profit – Harvest Hill Farm2016-08-15T18:35:00+00:00

Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont Vermont- 10/19/2015 – October is National Farm-to-School Month, a nationwide celebration of farm-to-school established [...]

Farm-to-School Grows All Year in Vermont2016-05-12T14:31:20+00:00

Northern Vermont Food Hub Refocused and Redesigned

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northern Vermont Food Hub Refocused and Redesigned Green Mountain Farm Direct (Farm Direct), the regional food hub operated by [...]

Northern Vermont Food Hub Refocused and Redesigned2016-03-14T17:10:04+00:00

Coupons Encourage Fresh Eating in Northeast Kingdom

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coupons Encourage Fresh Eating in Northeast Kingdom Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is piloting a new program that allows Orleans [...]

Coupons Encourage Fresh Eating in Northeast Kingdom2016-08-15T18:35:05+00:00

New Faces of Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Press contact: Shane Rogers Communications, Outreach, and Development Associate Green Mountain Farm-to-School srogers@gmfts.org | 802-334-2044 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Faces of Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) welcomed five new AmeriCorps members, one returning AmeriCorps member, [...]

New Faces of Green Mountain Farm-to-School2016-05-13T19:45:32+00:00
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