ACORN's mission is to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermont's Champlain Valley.
We are working with growers, schools, businesses, and community and statewide partners
to double the consumption of locally-grown food by 2020.
ACORN's 3rd Annual Producer, Buyer and Distributor Forum
The 2018 Forum will be held Wednesday, November 7 at Kirk Alumni Hall, Middlebury College, from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM. This event connects buyers, producers across all food categories, distributors and food system thinkers. There will be a panel, keynote speaker and plenty of time to work the room, network and build strong alliances that promote stronger business to business partnerships.
Register today, space is limited! $25 includes coffee, refreshments and a light local foods lunch. All tickets are non-refundable; cancellations will be a donation to ACORN's work to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermont's Champlain Valley.
We have been receiving fabulous feedback on this unique format which guarantees time to delve into deep conversations and work together to meet Vermont's Farm to Plate goals.
Stay tuned for more details to come.
2018 Guide to Local Food & Farms is Now Out!
Pick up your free copy at Addison County food stores, restaurants, shops and cafes! OR click here to read the Guide online.
No-till Farmers Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser Keynote from the 2017 NOFA/ Mass Winter Conference
September Cultivating Connections E-Newsletter
2018 Tour de Farms will be the best ever!
We predict the 2018 Tour de Farms is going to be- dare we say- the best ever! We have so many stellar new relationships with farms and food producers and gorgeous views along the ride. The route includes Vergennes, Ferrisburg, North Ferrisburg and Charlotte. We aim to create a day of excellent views, fun farms and spectacular tastings -oh and abundant fund raising for our work.
There's an after party and a delivery service to make it easy for riders to purchase products along the route and have us bring them back to home-base for you.
Tour de Farms featured in The Local Motive series on VT PBS
This new, six-part series explores six separate aspects of Vermont's local food system: production, processing, distribution, farm to institution, the consumer and waste.
See ACORN's Tour de Farms segment from February 21, 2017. Click the image above to watch. The ACORN segment starts at 19 minutes, 50 seconds.
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.