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 exclusive, valuable discounts at Champlain Valley restaurants, cafes, farmstands, CSAs, and even a brewery, winery and distillery:


Restaurants & Cafes

10% off entire bill, not including alcohol

Free dessert when you buy our dinner deal!  The dinner deal is any entree and two sides for $12.00.

10% off entire bill, not including alcohol

10% off any sale Monday - Friday

15% off any order

20% off Brunch entrees. Sunday Brunch is served 10:30-3:00.

Buy any WHOLE SANDWICH from our Deli, and get a free 12oz coffee (always from local roasters!)

Free treat with the purchase of a pot of tea on Tuesdays

10% off Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, Tuesday - Friday

Free 12 OZ. cup of coffee in our cafe

Farmstands, CSAs & Artisanal Products

10% off any meat and pasta purchased at the farm stand during your first visit. 10% off your first Farm to Grill ticket (tickets available for purchase on our website starting in late May). Farm to Grill will start May 15th and will run every Sunday from 10am - 3pm.

10% off Middlebury & Vergennes Farmers' Market purchases

$25 off a Summer CSA Share, or
$25 off a Full Season CSA Share, or
$10 off a Flower CSA Share

$15 off Small, $25 off Medium & $30 off Large shares for your full season CSA (use code "ACORNSmall, ACORNMedium or ACORNLarge" at checkout). 10% off first Farmstand visit (includes U-Pick, veggies and eggs) and first Farm to Pizza night Sundays 4-7pm, starting in June.

10% off garden and farm store

15% off a gallon of maple syrup

10% off a weekly or bi-weekly cut flower share

25% off any purchase with code ACORNPASSPORT at checkout in the online jam shop at 

10% off farm stand items for participants of Wild Roots workshops (valid before and after workshop)

Breweries, Vineyards and Distilleries

On Mondays receive 10% off apparel including women's and men's sweatshirts, fleece and beanies

2-for-1 wine tasting deal redeemable during regular tasting hours 11-5

10% off merchandise

A hard-copy of the Passport card with your name on it will be mailed to you, and an electronic version will be available upon request. Simply show your Passport Card to the participating business to receive your exclusive discount.

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 a “Grow Local!” sticker.
  • Donate $50 or more to become a member of ACORN and receive the "Grow Local!" sticker and 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


Get in touch:
Phone: 802-382-0401

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!