Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcing the 1st Annual ACORN Producer and Buyer Forum

ACORN has been busy in early 2016! We are hosting a series of regional grower meetings around Addison County, sharing information about emerging market opportunities, listening to farmers' challenges and goals, and gauging interest in scaling up production. This series of meetings will culminate in the 1st Annual ACORN Producer and Buyer Forum: Where Meeting, Marketing and Selling Happens on March 10, 2016 at Middlebury College's Kirk Alumni Center. This Forum will include a Buyers' Round Table on emerging local food market opportunities, breakout sessions with buyers, and marketing insights from Skillet Creative, a Vermont firm specializing in food companies.

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM. Registration opens at 8:30AM. A local foods lunch will be served at 12:00PM Noon
Location: Kirk Alumni Center, Middlebury College, 217 Golf Course Rd, Middlebury, VT

Price: $10 (Includes coffee, refreshments and a local foods lunch)

Please RSVP using the button above to reserve your place at the Forum. Space is limited, and lunch and refreshments will be served, so an accurate headcount is needed.

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January Cultivating Connections Newsletter

ACORN's Passport to Local Food and Beyond

In February we are launching the brand-new ACORN Passport to Local Food & Drinks

By donating $50 or more, you’ll become a member of ACORN and automatically receive our Local Food and Drink Passport Card, valid for one year beginning February 1, 2016. This card is your ticket to valuable discounts at restaurants, cafes, farmstands, and CSAs across the Champlain Valley.

From 3 Squares Cafe to the Storm Cafe, from Stone Leaf Teahouse to Stonecutter Spirits, from the Middlebury Natural Foods C-op to American Flatbread, we’ve teamed up with a host of local food and beverage businesses to make it easier for you to enjoy all of the amazing opportunities we have to eat and drink local! A full list of participating businesses and their promotions will be posted soon.

A hard-copy of the Passport card with your name on it will be mailed out in January, and an electronic version will be available upon request. Please include a current mailing address when sending your check or paying by PayPal.

Pledge $50 or More

Please email or call (802) 382-0401 with any questions or for more information.

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Your support for ACORN helps to build a stronger food culture and local economy in Vermont's Champlain Valley. Your donations make possible the Tour de Farms, matchmaking events and conferences, our Farm to School outreach, the Guide to Local Food and Farms, and more.

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