We’re seeking Interns for Winter 2015! More information here.


Meet Hadley Stock

Hadley Stock

Hadley Stock

She owns Pink Boot Farm with her husband and two daughters; she owns Farm Store, a market in Manchester that showcases local foods; and she is a Rural Vermont member.

“Rural Vermont is an amazing organization working with, and for, Vermont farmers and eaters to help make farm to table eating more possible for all of us. There are lots of laws out there that make it nearly impossible to get amazing local food on your tables. Rural Vermont goes to bat for us to help make these laws more reasonable so we can all enjoy the bounty this amazing state has to offer without breaking the law… Please take a minute to check out what they are all about and if you feel strongly about this stuff, make your contribution to Rural Vermont today. Every bit helps these guys keep doing what they do, so people like me can keep doing what I do!”

Join Hadley and make your year-end Rural Vermont contribution today in support of common-sense, scale-appropriate public policy that creates economic opportunity for farmers and food choice and access for consumers.

Rural Vermont is celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2015! To ensure our success into the future, help us reach our goals:
1K members strong = people power
additional $60,000 = greater capacity

THANK YOU!


Dr. Vandana Shiva’s Vermont Presentations

vandana_graphic_v5Food System Transformation and Reversing Climate Crisis: How Vermont’s GMO labeling law is part of the solution.

Couldn’t make it? Watch a recording of the Burlington and Vermont Law School events.


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!

Milk & Cookie Smiles

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.