Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition


Farmer Brad Thomas of Orwell walks his field in 2015. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell
VERMONT — Next week a special social media event will showcase a day in the life of Vermont farmers. #Farm24VT runs from 5 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, until 5 a.m. the following day. Farmers will share photos, videos and stories that provide a behind-the-scenes look at how local food gets to our tables. “With field trips and farm visits suspended because of COVID, #Farm24VT is designed to forge new relationships between farmers and consumers,” said Fran Stoddard in a promotional video that can be found on Facebook here. #Farm24VT content can be found by searching for the #Farm24VT hashtag on...

THE COLOR OF the water flowing out of the mouth of Otter Creek highlights the importance farmers play in managing our watershed. Three farmer organizations working on our watershed will hold a joint annual meeting online Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. All are invited to see what they are up to. Photo by Addison County River Watch Collaborative
Vermont’s three farmer watershed organizations invite their members, legislators, and the general public to attend their joint annual meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC), the Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance (CRWFA), and the Franklin and Grand Isle Farmer’s Watershed Alliance (FWA) will present a fast-paced evening filled with updates, resources for farmers, and the launch of new educational programming for farmers and a social media outreach event for spring 2021. Officials from all three watershed organizations will...

AS NEW HEAD of the Champlain Valley Farmer’s Coalition, John Roberts will lead area farmers in an effort to improve water quality.
MIDDLEBURY — The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC) recently hired its first executive director. John Roberts, a founding member and CVFC’s first president, assumed the position on June 1. As director, he will manage the coalition, a group of Lake Champlain Basin farmers and supporting organizations that have taken a leadership role in demonstrating that farm economic resiliency and a clean lake can work together. The coalition, founded in 2013, includes dairy, beef, sheep, vegetable, fruit, grain and honey producers as well as agribusinesses. The Cornwall resident will manage the...

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