Rural Vermont Releases 5th Annual Raw Milk Producer Survey. Fill out the survey electronically, or download and print the PDF.

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


Meet Meg & Barbi

INBOX-46255Rural Vermont is one of our favorite advocacy organizations! We were introduced to Rural Vermont in 2002 through our involvement with a group known as GEAG, the Genetic Engineering Action Group. Our fledgling group found a strong partner in Rural Vermont and, under their leadership, we worked on two pieces of GMO legislation at the statehouse. Along the way, we received an immeasurable education in the political process.

And to this day, Rural Vermont is continuously listening to and connecting with their member base by way of the superb educational and outreach events that they sponsor throughout the year, as well through the regular newsletter updates that are not only packed with pertinent info and calls to action, but a delight to read.

If you care about the food that you eat, the folks that produce it, the future of rural communities in Vermont, and ultimately a better world, we hope you will join us today and make your year-end contribution to support this vital organization and the significant work that they are doing.

Read more about what Meg and Barbi value about Rural Vermont’s approach to keeping its members involved, engaged, and active.

Join Meg and Barbi and make your year-end Rural Vermont contribution today and be part of the dynamic network of Rural Vermont supporters who are building a better world!

Learn about why others support Rural Vermont, or tell us why YOU are a supporter!


Give the Gift of Rural Vermont!

gift tagDo you have a friend, family member, colleague, neighbor or local farmer you want to celebrate in a meaningful and socially responsible way this holiday season?  Give a Rural Vermont gift in honor of someone who shares the belief that family farms and the real food that they provide are the foundation of healthy communities and the social and environmental sustainability we all need to thrive.

Learn more about gift contributions, why Barbara Bruno annually honors her farmers with a Rural Vermont gift, and the raffle that both Gifters and Giftees get entered into!

Give a gift contribution and we’ll send you this card, designed by Ryan Hayes, to pass along to the recipient.


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.