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 June 30th to save $25/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.
April Cultivating Connections E-Newsletter
Norris Berry Farm Changes Hands to Full Belly Farm
Norma Norris, renown local fruit grower has been tending the earth for as long as she she can remember. From a dairy background to becoming one of the states' preeminent berry and fruit growers, Norma is on to the next adventure. After working with the VT Land Trust, she found a young couple to take over the acreage and to call their own at this well known farm in Monkton.
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.