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What We're Reading This Week: 12/26/16

We are focusing on Local Farms this week—take a peek at these articles. (There might even be some gift ideas for the last minute shopper!)

This is a problem we see in the food system. One that we are trying to help by supporting our local farmers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/opinion/the-farmers-we-forgot.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

 Check out what another cool program called Farm to School is doing to help out local farmers and Vermont kids:

http://www.vtfarmtoplate.com/features/farm-to-school-good-for-kids-economy-communities#.WFq3KLYrIY0

Are you still missing a few last minute gifts? See how can you support local businesses and farms this holiday season, and browse these ideas from Vermont Fresh Network on gift ideas (warning: delicious ideas one click away)

http://www.vermontfresh.net/news-events-and-blog/the-vfn-dozen-12-ways-to-give-vermont-grown-food/

Look at this new push to make Vermont dairy farm model rise to a higher standard. This new model idea is environmentally cautious and hopes to spark the dairy economy. Read about it:

https://www.ruralvermont.org/agriculture-in-the-news/1292016-call-for-new-dairy-model-in-vermont-sparks-debate/


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