LOCAL FAMILIES ENJOY fresh local produce they received this summer from Farmacy, a food based prescription program for patients suffering from, or at risk of, chronic or nutrition-related illness.
MIDDLEBURY – Addison County’s inaugural food-based prescription program, Farmacy, ran for 12 weeks this summer and provided a bounty of incredibly fresh local produce to 45 patients and families. The Farmacy Program, a collaboration of ACORN, the Vermont Department of Health, Bristol’s Mountain Health Center, Middlebury’s UVM Porter Medical Center, Middlebury Natural Foods Coop and three local farmers, kicked off in July and came to a close at the end of September.
Patients suffering from, or at risk of, chronic or nutrition-related illness received prescriptions for free weekly CSA-type...
MIDDLEBURY — ACORN’s 2019 Producer and Buyer Forum is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Middlebury College’s Kirk Alumni Center. The forum, hosted in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Vermont Farm to Plate and ACORN, is designed for all growers, food producers, retail and institutional buyers and distributors.
Dan Horan of “Positively Local” Five Acre Farms in New York will give the keynote address. Horan will bring a comprehensive perspective on the rewards and risks of growing a business. Having attended two of the three past...
KIMBERLEY CRAM AND her daughter brave the heat to pick up their second Farmacy share.
MIDDLEBURY, — Addison County’s very first food-based prescription program, Farmacy, launched on July 10. The Farmacy Program, a collaboration of ACORN, the Vermont Department of Health, Bristol’s Mountain Health Center, Middlebury’s UVM Porter Medical Center and three local farmers, enables doctors to prescribe fruits and vegetables as medicine to patients with chronic or nutrition related illnesses.
Deanna Fielder, a mother who picked up her first share of food in Middlebury, said, “I’m most excited about experimenting with different vegetables I’ve never cooked with before and finding...
VERGENNES — ACORN’s 12th annual Tour de Farms, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, is returning to Vergennes, Charlotte and Ferrisburgh. On Saturday, Sept. 21, riders will be welcomed at Adam’s Berry Farm, Boundbrook Farm, Brenderwalk Farm Stand, Nea Tocht Farm, Pelkey’s Blueberries/Charlotte Village Winery and Philo Ridge Farm for a day full of fresh flavors. The tour features a 30-mile route, as well as a shorter, family-friendly 10-mile route for those who prefer a more relaxed adventure.
“Tour de Farms is a great event for participants to get closer to their local food sources and...