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.
2nd Annual Producer Buyer Forum is Nov. 2nd
SAVE THE DATE and JOIN US!
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 8:30AM - 2 PM. Registration opens at 8:30AM, resentations begin promptly at 9:00AM.
A local foods lunch will be served at 12:00PM Noon.
Price: $20; (icludes coffee, refreshments and a local foods lunch). ACORN Members receive 10% off.
Tickets on sale soon.
2017 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.
September Cultivating Connections E-Newsletter
Thank you, Jonathan, for your vision!
Co-founder and executive director Jonathan Corcoran has given vast amounts of time and brain power to creating and sustaining ACORN's mission over the past twelve years.
Under his leadership and vision, he created the Tour de Farms our annual fundraiser, the Guide to Local Food & Farms a handy reference booklet, embarked on farm to school initiatives including the Stone Soup Summit and brought together the finance and food industries in the unique Financing the Working Landscape conferences. His energy and commitment to building our local economy and local networks has allowed ACORN to stay relevant and engaged with a wide range of community partners in Addison County and statewide.
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.