The Sustainable Agriculture Council and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund are coordinating with local groups on a series of regional meetings to gather input for the Farm to Plate Initiative's 10-year strategic plan to strengthen Vermont's food system.
The Local Food Summits will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about efforts in their region related to farms, food production, and food security. Additionally, in-depth discussions will influence the contents of the strategic plan for Vermont's farm and food system.
Participants will reflect upon their region's strengths and weaknesses, and have focused small group conversations about how to build a more robust local food system by 2020.
•Addison County: Tuesday, Dec. 8
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 49 Wilson Rd., Middlebury. Local organizing partner: ACORN and Addison County Economic Development Corp.
•Chittenden and surrounding counties: Wednesday, Nov. 18
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Milton Grange, Main Street, Milton. Lunch served, meeting starts at 12PM. Local organizing partners: UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, UVM Extension, the Intervale Center, Shelburne Farms, NOFA Farm to Community and South Hero Land Trust.