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farm to school http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/310/all en Vergennes students learn about local foods http://addisonindependent.com/201410vergennes-students-learn-about-local-foods <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26477" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410vergennes-students-learn-about-local-foods"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_0536.thumbnail.JPG" alt="IMG_0536.JPG" title="IMG_0536.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERGENNES EIGHTH-GRADER CEDAR Winslow displays a huge cabbage that she helped harvest when the 80 members of Team Phoenix visited the Willowell Garden in Monkton on Oct. 8 to kick off a six-week-long educational unit on local foods. Photos courtesy of Tasha Ball </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">VERGENNES &mdash; With the help and direction of a Farm to School Team and a Farm to School Planning Grant, the entire 8th grade team at Vergennes Union Middle School, Team Phoenix, is engaged in a six-week local foods unit.</span></p> <p> Team Phoenix with the help of their teachers and staff members from the Willowell Foundation beginning in early October embarked on an interdisciplinary experience learning about food systems &mdash; local and national.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26478">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410vergennes-students-learn-about-local-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes farm to school Featured vergennes Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:21:01 +0000 Addison Independent 26478 at http://addisonindependent.com Schools make connections with county's farm community http://addisonindependent.com/201304schools-make-connections-countys-farm-community <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Dozens of farmers, students and educators from around the county gathered to celebrate the growing farm-to-school movement at Addison County Relocalization Network&rsquo;s (ACORN) Stone Soup summit last Thursday, held at Mount Abraham Union High School.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16320">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304schools-make-connections-countys-farm-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County farm to school farmers Featured Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:29:06 +0000 Addison Independent 16320 at http://addisonindependent.com ACORN encourages student food projects http://addisonindependent.com/201201acorn-encourages-student-food-projects <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Feeding students local food is all well and good, but how can they be encouraged to participate in food and agriculture efforts outside of the cafeteria?</p> <p> For the Addison County Relocalization Network, the answer is the new Farm to School Entrepreneur Awards, which this year will honor students working on food-related projects. ACORN AmeriCorps staffer Hannah Mueller, who is coordinating the awards, hopes to see projects boosting everything from agriculture and farming to nutrition and food awareness efforts within schools.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10382">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201acorn-encourages-student-food-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County ACORN education farm to school Stone Soup Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:00:04 +0000 Andrew Stein 10382 at http://addisonindependent.com ANeSU looks to build healthy food programs http://addisonindependent.com/201112anesu-looks-build-healthy-food-programs <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; In a cafeteria hung with student drawings of kiwis, parsnips and apples at Mount Abraham Union High School, school administrators, cooks, parents and teachers last week gathered to imagine the future of the Bristol-area schools&rsquo; foodservice cooperative.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10201">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112anesu-looks-build-healthy-food-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ANeSU food cooperative education farm to school Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:00:05 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10201 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin plan would trade USDA staples to local foods http://addisonindependent.com/201108shumlin-plan-would-trade-usda-staples-local-foods <p> VERMONT &mdash; Local administrators are welcoming a move by Gov. Peter Shumlin&rsquo;s campaign to free up federal funding for fresh, local foods in schools by allowing states to receive cash vouchers from the USDA instead of commodity food.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Laura Collaro, foodservice manager for the Lincoln Community School, said the choices coming from the USDA include many processed foods and things that aren&rsquo;t necessarily the healthy options for children, including peanut butter with hydrogenated oils and sugar.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8718">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108shumlin-plan-would-trade-usda-staples-local-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont farm to school food local food USDA Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:00:29 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 8718 at http://addisonindependent.com Table Talk: Ferrisburgh wins farm to school video contest http://addisonindependent.com/201103table-talk-ferrisburgh-wins-farm-school-video-contest <p> Last year, fifth-grade students at Ferrisburgh Central School made a video showcasing their school&#39;s local, healthy food initiatives.</p> <p> In January, the video won the grand prize in &ldquo;The Reel Farm to School,&rdquo; a statewide school video contest sponsored by Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), the Orton Family Foundation, Vermont Public Television and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Hartland Elementary and Randolph Elementary won second and third place in the contest.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7225/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7225">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103table-talk-ferrisburgh-wins-farm-school-video-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Table Talk agriculture education farm to school food Vermont Agency of Agriculture Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:56:51 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7225 at http://addisonindependent.com