Burlington and Vermont Law School locations. More details about both events here.
Rural Vermont is seeking WINTER INTERNS. Full descriptions available here.
Dr. Vandana Shiva Comes to Vermont
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.
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.
Open Barn Sucess!
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
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.