Buy Local (Vermont)
Visit the Buy Local website for information on buying locally in Vermont .
The Center for an Agricultural Economy
The Center for an Agricultural Economy is a non-profit organization located in Hardwick, Vermont. Its work focuses on supporting and guiding the Northeast Kingdom and its Gateway Towns toward a sustainable, economical and ecological food system.
Claire’s Restaurant in Hardwick, VT, relies on local ingredients and a farm to table network that emphasizes sustainable produce, artisan products and responsible business practices that support the community.
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations. Visit their website to find a Vermont Organic Farm near you.
Pete’s Greens is a certified organic vegetable farm in Craftsbury, VT.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets (VAAFM)
VAAFM’s purpose is to develop and execute policy on farming, agriculture, food, and promoting and protecting the Vermont brand as related to food in the worldwide market.
Visit their website for more information on the Buy Local, Buy Vermont
program and to find out where you can find Pick Your Own Farms (http://www.vermontagriculture.com/buylocal/buy/pyo_map.html) in your area.
Vermont Fresh Network
The Vermont Fresh Network encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships. Building these regional connections contributes to stronger local communities and their economies.
Vermont Natural Coatings
Vermont Natural Coatings is a professional wood coat finish that is made using whey proteins.
Todd Pinkham and Andrew Meyer, co-owners of Vermont Soy in Hardwick, VT, began selling organic soymilk in 2007. Vermont Soy's product line has since diversified to include artisan tofu, with more local and organic soy foods soon to come.
Buying local means buying food and goods that are grown raised and produced close to home whenever possible. The Buy Local website lists over 20,000 farmers markets, growers and growers associations enabling consumers to search out local producers and retailers easily and efficiently.