Book Review: MAD SHEEP

MAD SHEEP-The True story behind the USDA’s War on a Family FarmBy Linda FaillaceReviewed by Grace Gershuny

Eat Well Guide

www.eatwellguide.orgA free online directory of small farms, stores, restaurants, inns and hotels, andonline shopping resources throughout the U.S. and Canada that offersustainably-raised meat, dairy, and egg products. 

Environmental Resource Links

http://vnrc.orgFor over forty years, VNRC has been Vermont’s leader in protecting and restoring our natural resources. By building coalitions, working together, and offering common sense solutions, VNRC has set the standard for an approach to environmental protection that endures. http://vpirg.orgVPIRG is Vermont’s leading watchdog and advocacy organization. Supported by members since 1972, VPIRG’s mission is Continue Reading

Farm & Food Legal Resources

A collection of online, existing legal resources compiled and organized by the Center for Agriculture & Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School. Resources are separated by issues pertaining to farmers & ranchers, consumers, food entrepreneurs, attorneys & advocates, and healthcare professionals.

Farm to Plate

The Farm to Plate Strategic Plan is a 10-year plan to strengthen Vermont’s food system. Visit this page to learn more.

Follow that French Fry

Texas Department of TransportationReport on Food Miles and Roadway Damage Download the report here (pdf format)

GMO-Free Shopping Guide

View the Center for Food Safety Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding GE Food. Also available as an app for iPhone & Android.

Lyme Disease Resources

For good information people can go to www.lymediseaseassociation.org  and for an excellent symptom list, www.lymepa.org  within their booklet.   The web support group is   VTLyme@yahoogroups.com  

Mad River Valley Localvores

The Mad River Localvores is a community group aimed at increasing local food consumption and production. They celebrate and support local food along the Mad River Valley-­ those who grow it, those who prepare it, and those who eat it. Visit their website.

NOFAvore Blog

NOFA-VT’s blog covers topics for farmers, gardeners, and organic consumers. Also includes policy updates.

Nourishing Vermont

Home of the Burlington Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Includes resources and  information about events. Visit the website. Visit the Facebook page. There is an additional website for the Burlington Chapter of the WAPF which also maintains of a calendar of upcoming events.

Rural Vermont Media Libraries

Rural Vermont maintains audio, video, and print libraries. Call (802) 223-7222 or email info@ruralvermont.org to arrange borrowing materials from the library. Rentals are free to current members and available to non-members for a small donation. Shipping fees are additional depending on the size and weight of the item. Audio Library Testimony Audio Library Video Library Continue Reading

Rural Vermont’s Video Library

The True Cost of Food – 2004 – 15 min. – DVD This animated film highlights the hidden costs in mass-produced food and offers alternatives that are kinder to the planet and better for us. The way food is produced and the way we eat create huge costs that are not reflected in our food Continue Reading

Sustainable Table

http://www.sustainabletable.orgSustainable Table is a consumer campaign developed by the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE). 

UVM Agritourism

A comprehensive resource for promoting agritourism, the business of establishing farms as destinations for education, recreation, and the purchase of farm products; giving visitors the opportunity to connect with the working landscape and ‘farm experience’, and creating an additional source of revenue for the host farm.

Vermont Food Systems Atlas

The Vermont Food System Atlas, an online platform for strengthening Vermont’s food system, is now live! Includes videos, stories, data, and financing sources. Farm to Plate Network members can add News & Announcements, Events, and Job Listings.

Vermont Local Growers Guide

Includes farm and food listings from Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Rutland, and Washington counties. Check it out here.

Vermont Raw Milk Farm Directory

Rural Vermont has helped to update the information about VT farmers selling raw milk posted at realmilk.com, a project of the Weston A. Price Foundation. That directory can be found HERE.

Vital Communities

Including (upper Connecticut river) Valley Food and Farmwww.vitalcommunities.org