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Dig Into Vermont’s New Food and Farm Podcast

December 6, 2023


Vermont Fresh Network’s new DigInVT food and farm podcast series features conversations with chefs, farmers, and others in Vermont’s food community who grow and prepare the food we eat.

(Richmond, Vermont) - Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) is excited to invite food and agriculture enthusiasts to tune into the DigInVT Podcast, a new podcast series that shares the experiences of Vermont farmers, chefs, and others who are committed to their  local food partnerships in support of Vermont  agriculture. Listeners are invited to pull up a chair, and listen in as each guest shares a behind the scenes look at how they got started in local food and agriculture, and how they currently participate in Vermont’s vibrant local food system.


“At VFN, we believe that Vermont food businesses that partner with local farms are vital to thriving communities,” said Tara Pereira, Vermont Fresh Network’s executive director. “We’re thrilled by the many amazing farmers, chefs, brewers and others across Vermont who are responsible for bringing local food and drink to our tables everyday.”


We hope this podcast provides insights into Vermont’s food system, and helps folks get a better picture of where their food is coming from when they eat at a restaurant that works with local producer partners.”


Each episode features a local restaurant, cafe, brewery or farm and the partnerships they’ve developed with others in their community to celebrate local food.


Episodes include:

  • Vermont ingredients in Belizean Cuisine, with Morgan Bouloy and Ashton Harrewyn of ChaCha Garna in Burlington
  • Cutting Edge: A Sustainable Whole Animal Butcher Shop at the Center of a Small Town with Peter Varkonyi of Brownsville Butcher and Pantry in Brownsville
  • Cultivating Flavor from Garden to Table, with Matthew McClure and Benjamin Pauly of The Woodstock Inn & Kelly Way Gardens in Woodstock
  • Ingredients for Change: Community and Connection through Local Food, with Nicole Grenier and Stephanie Biczko of Stowe Street Cafe in Waterbury
  • A Farmer’s Perspective on Restaurant Partnerships, with Christa Alexander of Jericho Settlers Farm in Jericho
  • Local Brew Connections, with Bob Grim of Foam Brewers in Burlington, Zach Toensing of Deep City in Burlington, and Kevin Broderick of Whitefield Hop Yard in Hardwick


The DigInVT Podcast series is supported by a Working Lands Enterprise Fund Grant awarded to Vermont Fresh Network by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, to increase the public’s understanding of transparency in Vermont’s food system, and showcase the partnerships among chefs, producers, and others in Vermont’s food community.


Learn more about this podcast series, and find links to all the episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts, at



Media Contact:

Tara Pereira

Vermont Fresh Network

Cell 802-999-6137


About Vermont Fresh Network

The Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, building a strong local food system through the connections between farmers, chefs, and consumers who value their contribution to healthy communities, environment, and local economies. Since 1996, we have worked to ensure that the farmer-chef connection is a strong part of agricultural development and that consumers can support this work by where they choose to dine. For more information on Vermont Fresh Network, visit Follow Vermont Fresh Network on Facebook and Instagram


About offers an online portal and event guide to authentic food & farm experiences in Vermont. DigInVT is a partnership of 10 Vermont food and farm nonprofit organizations who are committed to promoting, preserving and supporting Vermont’s working landscape. You can visit the site at For additional authentic Vermont food and farm experiences, visit and follow @diginvt on Instagram and Facebook.

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