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9/30/14
By Zoe Madden, Connecticut Food System Alliance Network Coordinator At the little flower farm in Pawcatuck where I work, the dahlias are in full bloom. They nod in the breeze, their petals shining in shades of vibrant magenta, fiery orange, pale blush pink, and dandelion yellow above a sea of deep green leaves. Nestled in a landscape of gray stone walls, brown oak leaves and beige rushes, they
9/12/14
This post was originally published on The Hill's Congress Blog . This week, state agriculture officials from across the country have gathered on the shores of Lake Champlain for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting in Burlington, Vermont. These leaders have a unique opportunity to increase collaboration aimed at ensuring an abundant, nutritious food
9/11/14
Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is thrilled to announced the release of A New England Food Vision , a collaborative report and bold vision outlining how New England can locally produce at least of 50 percent of clean, fair, just and accessible food for all citizens by 2060. Incorporating more than three years of collaborative research and input from hundreds of voices throughout New England, A
9/10/14
Farm to Plate is a statewide farm and food movement creating jobs and increasing access to healthy food for all Vermonters Farm to Plate is gaining momentum in Vermont as media increasingly invite Farm to Plate staff to talk about how the statewide initiative to strengthen Vermont’s food system is impacting the economy and the consumers of Vermont. Local CBS TV station, WCAX, aired two pieces
9/9/14
Vermont is fortunate to have many organizations working to decrease food insecurity and alleviate hunger, and many of these organizations are seeing the benefits of how local food systems can improve access to healthy food. For example, Salvation Farms coordinates gleaning programs (traditional harvesting and moving surplus) throughout the state to capture fresh food that will not make it to

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Featured image of UMass Amherst Dining courtesy of the Kendall Foundation.