Introducing the ACORN Passport

By donating $50 or more, you’ll become a member of ACORN and automatically receive our Local Food and Drink Passport Card, valid for one year. This card is your ticket to valuable discounts at restaurants, cafes, breweries, cideries, wineries and bars across the Southern Champlain Valley.

From 3 Squares Cafe to The Storm Cafe, from Stone Leaf Teahouse to Stonecutter Spirits, from the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op to American Flatbread, from Last Resort Farm to Good Earth Grows, we've teamed up with a host of local farms, food and beverage businesses to make it easier for you to enjoy all of the amazing opportunities we have to eat and drink local! A full list of participating businesses and their promotions will be posted soon.

A hard-copy of the Passport card with your name on it will be mailed out in January, and an electronic version will be available upon request. Please include a current mailing address when sending your check or paying by PayPal. 

We've Accomplished A Lot!

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With your support, in 2015 ACORN…

  • Worked one-on-one with school foodservice managers and farmers, making connections to increase seasonally available produce, eggs and Addison County beef to local schools
  • Met with superintendents and principals to familiarize them with new school nutrition regulations, to increase participation rates in school meals and to promote local food buying
  • Brought over 25 local farms and food producers together in the 8th Annual Tour de Farms
  • Organized the Stone Soup Soiree, a gathering of our regional farm-to-school community at Middlebury College, which drew attendees from over 40 schools
  • Donate $25 or more, and you’ll instantly become a member of ACORN and receive an “I Support Local Food” Sticker.
  • Donate $50 or more to become a member of ACORN and receive an ACORN Passport Card – good for discounts and promotions at local food and drink businesses across the area
  • Members receive at least a 10% discount on all ACORN events, including quarterly food and drink education classes

Learn More About ACORN!

Click here for a Power Point from the 2015 Annual Meeting


Prefer to Mail a Check?

Please make a check payable to “ACORN Network” and mail it to:

P.O. Box 65
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Questions? Get in touch:

ACORN is a registered 501(c)(3). Your donation is tax deductible.
As a donor, you will automatically opt-in to receive our monthly email, Cultivating Connections.

Thanks to You!

Thanks to the work of many individuals and businesses, schools and community organizations, Addison County now has a garden in every elementary school and composting systems in every high school!