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Dr. Vandana Shiva Comes to Vermont

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Burlington and Vermont Law School locations. More details about both events here.

Help us spread the word! Download and share the Burlington poster, or the Vermont Law School poster.


FSMA 2.0

On September 29th, the FDA released a new set of DRAFT rules for implementation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). There is now an open public comment period through Dec. 15th.

Vern Grubinger at the UVM Extension Service has put together a very helpful preliminary summary of the what the new draft rules have to offer.

It is particularly important that lots of Vermont produce farmers participate again this year in the public comment period. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition also offers very helpful information about the draft rules and how to submit comments.

On 11/17 Vermont & NEASDA will Host Listening Session for Supplemental Proposed Rules to Federal Food Safety Law at Vermont Law School.


Open Barn Sucess!

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Milk & Cookie Smiles

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Open Barn Party at the Larson Farm in Wells. About 75 folks joined us for an afternoon of farm tours, live music, demos, and quality time with the cows, along with plenty of homemade treats & raw milk, and chatter about some recent policy changes that impact raw milk producers and their customers. For more info and a raw milk update, visit this page.

For a full recap of the event, written by Rural Vermont Intern Alison Uhrlass, visit this page.


Traditional Food & Health Symposium Success

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Rural Vermont Intern Alison Uhrlass

Rural Vermont staff and board had a great time at the third annual Traditional Food & Health Symposium at Shelburne Farms last week. Thank you to everyone who made it such a great event to be a part of!

The Symposium brought together people from all across Vermont and the Northeast with the common interest of learning how to improve their well-being with a traditional diet. Couldn’t make it? Read an overview of the event written by Rural Vermont intern Alison Uhrlass here.