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.
2018 Tour de Farms Date & Location Announced
Pre-registration tickets are now on sale. Book early and save!
2018 Guide to Local Food & Farms is Now Out!
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.
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.