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.
The 10th Annual Tour de Farms will be held Sunday, August 6th in Bristol, VT. The 28 mile ride will feature 30 farms, restaurants and food producers, and follow the pastoral landscape of northeast Addison County and the Champlain Valley. Register by July 28th to save $15/ticket!
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.
June Cultivating Connections E-Newsletter
August 6th in Bristol: Join Us for our 10th Year of Tour de Farms
Volunteer for a day of fun!
This is a fabulous time to get out with friends while visiting local farms in a relaxed atmosphere. The Tour de Farms was featured in Outside Magazine in 2015 and the 2016 Tour was highlighted in The Outdoor Journal series on Vermont PBS!
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.