Archive for the ‘Local Matters’ Category

Summary Results of Fall 2016 OSSU Farm to School Family Survey

Posted: October 24, 2016

Thank you to all Family Farm to School Survey participants! The survey was made available to all OSSU families – we received responses from 72 families representing all six schools, which we estimate to be a 10% participation rate of total families across OSSU. We hope you take a moment to review these results and [...]

NEK Case Study 3: Local Slaughter and Meat Processing

Posted: June 17, 2016

Northeast Kingdom Processing: Making Meat Farm to Table Ready When many of us think of slaughterhouses, images from Upton Sinclair’s 1906 expose of the meatpacking industry, The Jungle, probably come to mind. And it’s likely the images are not pretty.  Those days are long gone. The state-of-the-art, modern slaughter facility that is Northeast Kingdom Processing [...]

Just Get your Fork in the Dirt….

Posted: January 22, 2015

The following is a guest post from Emerson Hunger Fellow Nora Leccese. She has been working to identify opportunities for the charitable food system to collaborate with the local food system to make fresh food more accessible to low income Vermonters.  She is focusing specifically on how the Vermont Foodbank could use the Venture Center [...]

Harvest Dinner at Hardwick Elementary School

Posted: October 31, 2014

by CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar      Hardwick Elementary School’s 2014 fall harvest dinner October 14 was a huge success by all accounts, with no less than 237 people enjoying the fruits of the schools’ efforts as a true Sustainability Academy. It was truly a gourmet-quality meal with homemade (or should we [...]

Greenwich Academy visits in the Spring

Posted: June 25, 2014

Just a week or so ago, we had a wonderful Learning Visit from 12 students and 2 chaperones from the Greenwich Academy in Connecticut. These students, prepped and ready to get their hands dirty, were able to visit farms, explore greenhouses, learn about cheese and wool, and create their own meal from locally grown foods. [...]

Welcoming a New Intern from New England Culinary Institute!

Posted: January 14, 2014

This year, the Center for an Ag Economy brings on yet another intern from the New England Culinary Institute. It’s a great opportunity for us; bringing on skilled food experts who are expanding their knowledge and experience.  Let us introduce you to Rick Beun!     Rick comes from a military background; he had 6 years [...]

Meet Sarah Waring

Posted: February 18, 2013

  February 11th marked Sarah’s first day as Executive Director for the Center for an Agricultural Economy and she started it among friends at the annual NESAWG conference in Saratoga Springs, New York. Short for Northeastern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group,  NESAWG is a network of almost 500 organizations throughout the northeast stretching from Maine to West Virginia, that work [...]