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Fair Food Program Film Screening

Florida and Vermont Farmworkers and Local Co-Producer of Documentary Film Join Forces to Screen Award-Winning Food Chains Vermonters To Call Upon Wendy’s to Join Fair Food Program

Burlington, VT — On Wednesday April 1st, farmworkers from Florida and Vermont will join with Food Chains co-producer and Tomoatoland author Barry Estabrook for a film screening and […]


Photos courtesy of Fresh Tracks Vineyard & Winery


By N. R. Mallery

When you live in Vermont, the taste of pure maple syrup might just be in your blood. Well, here’s a sustainable story about the maple wine worth taking note of.

This fall, while traveling south on Montpelier, on Route 12, my […]

2015 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit, April 2nd

Cultivating Value From Foodscraps

The Composting Association of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation will host the ninth annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont on Thursday, April 2, 2015. The theme for this year’s Summit is:

Cultivating Value From […]

The “Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives”

by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit dedicated to protecting human health and the environment through research, education and advocacy, launched its “Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives” in November 2014 to educate consumers about which food additives are associated with health concerns, which are restricted in […]

NESEA Speakers at BuildingEnergy 15: George Mokray, Viraj Puri, and Rebecca Rahmlow


George Mokray

Urban Food Production, Distribution and Energy Recovery

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Viraj Puri

As architects, engineers, and municipal planners, how can we rethink the built environment to install more urban food production and distribution in the city?

Rebecca Rahmlow

An urban permaculture […]

Safer Food for our Health and Environment

By EarthTalk®

Although we have come a long way in recent years with regard to the safety and sustainability of our food supply, we still have a long way to go. Toxic pesticides are still used on the vast majority of U.S. grown crops, while other hormone-disrupting chemicals are omnipresent in our food packaging. And […]

Dining and Lodging — brought to you sustainably

… from the sun that shines above

Staff article with contributions from Frederick Greenhalgh, Digital Marketing Manager for ReVision Energy, LLC

Shire Inn Riverview — Woodstock, VT

This is a classic old inn, nestled in a picturesque historic town. The innkeepers, Vince and Dorothy DiCarlo, are committed to preserving the environment in this old building, […]

900 Degrees Pizzeria Is Sustainably Delicious

By Tricia Dinkel

“Food snob” might sound like a pejorative term to most, but for Priscilla Lane-Rondeau, it’s nothing short of a badge of honor. Rondeau, owner of 900 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzeria in Manchester, New Hampshire credits growing up on a small “gentleman’s” farm – replete with carefully tended gardens, beloved livestock, and a […]

Want GMO labeling? Come to the public hearing TH Feb 6

Dear friends and colleagues,

Sorry for the lengthy message but this is important.

This Thursday, February 6th, the Vermont Senate is holding a public hearing on the proposed bill to label GMO foods: Bill H. 112. AN ACT RELATING TO THE LABELING OF FOOD PRODUCED WITH GENETIC ENGINEERING

Thursday, February 6th Vermont State […]

Vermont’s food and farm sector adds 2,200 new food system jobs

2013 Farm to Plate Annual Report releases food and farm economy growth numbers that, in 2013, surpass the predictions made for 2020

Montpelier, VT – Food entrepreneurs have added at least 2,220* new jobs and at least 199 new businesses to the Vermont economy since the 2009 launch of the Farm to Plate Investment Program. […]