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We're a network of Vermont Chefs, Farmers, Food Artisans, and Diners.

About Us

Our Mission

The Vermont Fresh Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 with the mission of advancing relationships among farmers, chefs, and consumers to grow markets and eat more locally grown food.

Our Vision

The Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) is dedicated to a flourishing local food system for the benefit of our environment, our communities, our health, and the overall strength of the rural economy.

We approach this work through connections between farmers and chefs. Chefs and other culinary professionals play a key role in shaping our daily food lives and they present unique market opportunities for Vermont food producers. We are the primary statewide organization representing this perspective in local food work.

We are a membership-based organization. We offer programs for Partner Members, businesses that meet our local food purchasing requirements, and Supporting Members, any businesses or individuals interested in our mission. In complement to our membership-based benefits, we also offer consumer education, and professional development programs throughout the year that are open to everyone.

To learn more about different aspects of our work, follow these links:

  • VFN Background - where we started and where we are today
  • Our Partner Member Benefits are found here
  • Our current programs and Special Projects here

Plus, visit our website to see how we work with statewide farmer-producer organizations to promote authentic local food and farm experiences in Vermont.

Thank you to Flavor Plate for donating their time and effort to the design and co-development of our website.