The University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies (CRS) has awarded funds to three university/community food system projects in Vermont. The funding was made available in a USDA grant secured with the help of Senator Patrick Leahy.
The funds awarded include $11,332 for a project led by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, $12,000 for a project led by VT FEED, and $12,000 for a project led by the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
The Agency of Agriculture held a special event Jan. 10 to highlight recent work on Food and Place in Vermont.
Agency of Agriculture staff and contractors and researchers from the University of Vermont presented recommendations for protecting and promoting place-based foods in Vermont. These recommendations were developed through producer working sessions, market analysis, evaluation of the Seal of Quality, and researching Vermont’s food story.
The event included four presentations:
- Cultural Heritage
- Taste of Place Market Research
- Taste of Place Working Sessions
- Seal of Quality
Full notes from event coming soon!
For more information, contact Koi Boynton at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, email@example.com, (802) 828-2084, or Jessica Hyman at the UVM Center for Rural Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 656-9897.