Helping Farmers Establish Roots in Local Schools and Institutions

The UVM Food Feed aims to spread the information about what it takes to support sustainable food systems. One key message to get out is the basic economics of farming. Here’s a recent example:

For farmers everywhere, there are a million things to worry about on any given day—weather, pests, soil, the sheer amount of work that needs to be done—to name only a few. However, for many farmers, added on top of this laundry list of tasks is finding a market to get the products they’re growing into the hands they have grown it for. “It’s easy to grow the stuff, the hard part is figuring out the outlet […],” says Molly Willard of Willow Brook Farm in Peacham.

By Shane Rogers Green Mountain Farm to School

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