July 9, 2020 This August, we invite Vermonters across the state to celebrate the farmer-chef connection with Vermont Fresh Network’s Great Vermont Picnic. This month-long picnic event is our creative alternative to what would have been our 24th Annual Forum Dinner.
June 18, 2020 The last few months have held so much worry and uncertainty. Many are cautiously optimistic as businesses begin to open and we move into the summer season.
June 5, 2020 We’re reaching out with one small way you can support Vermont Fresh Network members during this challenging time: help cover their annual membership dues with our GoFundMe campaign.
May 22, 2020 Ever wanted to cook a meal from a local restaurant in your own kitchen? Now you can! Released last Friday, the “Isolate and Create” digital cookbook features delicious recipes from 15 Vermont restaurants.
May 19, 2020 Connection, communication, and maintaining relationships are key during this time. We all may be tired of hearing it, but we're stronger together - that's why we have a network. Our board represents our diverse membership. Here are some updates from a few members of the VFN Board.
May 19, 2020 In March, we knew we needed to put April and May's membership renewal on hold. Updating your annual membership was the last thing on most people's minds - as it should be. We hit pause on that aspect of our organization.
May 12, 2020 Ryan Chaffin, Vermont Fresh Network board member and Director of Marketing & Business Development at Farrell Distributing, recently shared with us the details of the amazing partnership to produce hand sanitizer. It is wonderful to see VFN members collaborating and partnering on such positive projects during this crisis.
April 7, 2020 To help build stability across our food system, VFN member Skinny Pancake, in partnership with Intervale Center, Vermont Community Foundation, and High Meadows Fund, has launched a program called ShiftMeals.
March 31, 2020 The Sourcing & Selling Vermont Food in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar Series being developed by a team from UVM Extension, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Vermont Farm to Plate, Vermont Fresh Network, and other partners to help Vermont’s farm and food system build resiliency and support safety in these challenging…
March 23, 2020 Jed Davis, owner of The Farmhouse Group (a family of restaurants in Chittenden County) and current vice president of the Vermont Fresh Network board, recently wrote an op-ed piece that addresses the effect COVID-19 is having on the restaurant industry.