January 21, 2019 Last year at the 2018 VFN Annual Meeting we had a panel presentation on "Marketing Beyond Vermont" with a focus on food tourism. Notes from that session are found here.
January 21, 2019 Last year at the 2018 Vermont Fresh Network Annual Meeting, we had a panel discussion on Workforce Development. Notes from the conversation are found here. We checked back in with Sarah Buxton, from the Department of Labor's Workforce Development Division, for an update.
January 11, 2019 On January 11th, the Vermont Grape and Wine Council held their annual meeting to check in on how the growing season went for everyone, what their priorities were for 2019 work, marketing ideas, and legislative initiatives.
December 19, 2018 The Vermont Fresh Network began in 1996 as one of the nation's first farmer-chef networks dedicated to creating a strong local food system.
November 26, 2018 In early October, Ashley Nunez, Prepared Foods Buyer at City Market South End, traveled to the Food Tank Summit on Food Loss & Food Waste in New York City through the VFN Conference Program. City Market is now serving the follow up project to that trip - a waste reducing...
November 13, 2018 Yes, it's a post about hashtags. Why is a local food system nonprofit doing that? Especially at Thanksgiving time? Because over the last month we've received many requests to explain hashtags - more even than requests to explain turkeys or Thanksgiving wine options.
October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018 On October 23rd, the Vermont Fresh Network and Mad River Taste Place hosted an evening to explore the flavors of ice cider, mead, and fruit wines. Eight Vermont winemakers came together with guests from both the general public and industry (including chefs, distributors, and specialty food makers) to sample wines...
October 17, 2018 The Vermont Fresh Network is working with UVM Extension, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, and the Vermont Department of Tourism to build an International Tasting Trail with partners in upstate New York, Quebec and Ontario. DigInVT is the platform for the Vermont section of this trail.
October 16, 2018 Participating in events can be an important part of building a local food or beverage business - for both new and established brands. This webinar explores how to have a successful strategy for events and festivals.