Rural Vermont Presents Groundswell: Community Conversations about Land Use, Livelihood, Food, and the Future of Vermont

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 30, 2017 Contact Person: Shelby Girard, (802) 223-7222, shelby@ruralvermont.org Rural Vermont will launch “Groundswell”, a statewide community conversation tour on February 22nd at the Tunbridge Town Hall, followed by stops in Putney, Rutland, Shaftsbury, Burlington, and Craftsbury Common throughout March and April. All events are from 5:30-8:30pm, free, and open Continue Reading

Rural Vermont Hosts 2016 Annual Meeting November 10th in Montpelier

Rural Vermont’s Board of Directors invites everyone to join them for the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 10th at the Unitarian Church, located at 130 Main Street, in Montpelier. The event starts at 6pm with a potluck supper, followed by a brief business meeting and a dynamic conversation about the power and potential Continue Reading

Vermont Celebrates the Nation’s First GMO Labeling Law

For immediate release: July 1st 2016 CONTACT: The Vermont Right to Know GMOs Coalition Andrea Stander, Rural Vermont, 802-522-3284 Montpelier VT- On Friday the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition joined Governor Shumlin, Senator Leahy, Representative Welch, and supporters from around the country in celebrating Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law taking effect. The celebration took Continue Reading

Rural Vermont Issues Statement on Criminal Charges against Craig Mosher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 20, 2016 CONTACT: Andrew Bahrenburg, 802-223-7222 or andrew@ruralvermont.org MONTPELIER, VT- On June 20, 2016, Rural Vermont issued the following statement in response to the State of Vermont’s criminal charges against Mr. Craig Mosher, the owner of a Scottish Highlander bull that escaped its pasture when a tree caused a fence failure, leading to Continue Reading

Small Farmers Meet with Lawmakers to Preserve Vermont’s On-Farm Slaughter Law

MONTPELIER, VT—Farmers of all ages traveled to the Vermont State House Wednesday to participate in Small Farm Action Day, an event organized by grassroots advocacy group Rural Vermont and co-hosted by the Vermont Young Farmers Coalition. Travelling from as far as Bennington and Caledonia counties, small-scale farmers spent the day away from their farms for private meetings with Continue Reading

Rural Vermont partners with Vermont Young Farmers Coalition to host next Small Farm Action Day at Vermont State House on March 30th, Stipends available for participating farmers

For Immediate Release – March 10, 2016 Contact: Shelby Girard, 802-223-7222, shelby@ruralvermont.org The event, entitled “On-Farm Slaughter: Preserving a Vermont Tradition,” will bring small-scale farmers to Montpelier to urge legislators to prevent the expiration of the state’s On-Farm Slaughter Law Montpelier, VT – Following on the success of Rural Vermont’s Small Farm Action Day last Continue Reading

Small Farmers Travel to the State House in Montpelier

To Promote Their Role in Improving Vermont’s Water Quality PRESS RELEASE – February 24, 2016 CONTACT: Andrea Stander, 802-522-3284 or andrea@ruralvermont.org Farmers will offer their initial response to the latest draft of the Required Agricultural Practices which was released late Tuesday, February 23rd. In spite of wintry weather and slick roads, 50 small scale farmers Continue Reading