Announcements & Upcoming Events

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.

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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


May Cultivating Connections E-Newsletter

2018 Local Food Guide

ACORN's 2018 Local Food & Farm Guide is hot off the press! Look for it in this Thursday's Addison Independent. Throughout the year, you can pick one up at zillions of outlets- from food stores to restaurants and at farm stands.

We are happy to announce this fundraising effort is once again a great success. A shout of appreciation to our team of Susan Smiley & Jonathan Corcoran for making another triumphant issue. Please support the businesses who advertise and are listed in the Guide; let them know you too support ACORN.  

Read more of this month’s Cultivating Connections.


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.


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