Agriculture

Meet the Maple Sugarmaker: Baird Farm

Meet the Maple Sugarmaker: Baird Farm

Is there anything more Vermont than making maple syrup?  We all look forward to those warmer winter days and cold nights because we know the maple sap will be running.  The history, the ...
Slowing Down to Go Fast: Luce Farm Wellness Rides the CBD Wave

Slowing Down to Go Fast: Luce Farm Wellness Rides the CBD Wave

Written by Kelly Nottermann, Communications Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund | Photo by Erica Houskeeper, courtesy of the VSJF  When Rebecca and Joe Pimentel moved to Vermont, they ...
Landscape Architect Designs His Own Business

Landscape Architect Designs His Own Business

By Amanda Kuhnert When Jay Miller decided to start his own business, he didn’t write a business plan. Instead, he developed a Business Model Canvas, a tool that helps entrepreneurs visualize ...
Producer Spotlight: Basin Farm

Producer Spotlight: Basin Farm

Author: Laura Carbonneau  The winter months in New England can sometimes be a challenge when trying to source produce locally. The harsh, northern climate makes for a shorter growing season.
Supports for Food System Businesses

Supports for Food System Businesses

Businesses tied to Vermont’s food system have multiple resources available to them during this challenging time. Farmers with extra produce to sell, dairy farms in need of backup milkers, and ...
Producer Spotlight: Parish Hill Creamery

Producer Spotlight: Parish Hill Creamery

Author: Laura Carbonneau When we think of Vermont-made foods, dairy immediately comes to mind. And in what better form than delicious, raw-milk, hand-made cheese. That’s where Parish Hill ...
Producer Spotlight: Grateful Greens

Producer Spotlight: Grateful Greens

Author: Laura Carbonneau  Meet one of our newest producers—Grateful Greens! Based in Brattleboro, VT, Grateful Greens is a new business that approaches farming differently. With an ...
Producer Spotlight: Scott Farm Orchard

Producer Spotlight: Scott Farm Orchard

Author: Laura Carbonneau If you’re traveling along Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT you may happen upon Scott Farm Orchard. The picturesque views of the orchard and farm buildings seem to take
Producer Spotlight: Grafton Village Cheese

Producer Spotlight: Grafton Village Cheese

Author: Laura Carbonneau Nestled in the quiet towns of Grafton and Brattleboro, Vermont, Grafton Village Cheese is a longstanding business within our community. Founded in 1892 by a ...
Champlain Orchards upgrades inventory management system

Champlain Orchards upgrades inventory management system

Champlain Orchards, a family-owned and ecologically managed farm, recently received more than $15,000 from the Vermont Training Program (VTP). Champlain Orchards recently upgraded its ...