"The knowledge we gained has ignited an excitement that is contagious. So many great ideas came from our team time and working with other like-minded people that share the same passion. The staff from Shelburne Farm and VT FEED were wonderfully helpful, insightful and fun. We were extremely fortunate have been able to participate. I can wait to start implementing some of our action plan!"
- Particpant from Waterville, NY
"This course allowed us to come together as professionals and share experiences and ideas with the insight and support of extremely knowledgable instructors."
- Participant from Bellows Falls, VT
VT FEED is uniquely positioned to provide technical assistance on farm to school because it is a partnership project of Shelburne Farms, an organization steeped in professional and curriculum development, and NOFA-VT, a farmer organization with a deep understanding of school meal programs. VT FEED offers technical assistance to school districts, farms, professional organizations, child nutrition programs, non-profit organizations, and practitioners to support the development of robust farm to school programs.
Our staff offers expertise in farm to school and farm to preschool program development, local purchasing, culinary skills, curriculum design, nutrition education, community outreach, professional development, and more. Since farm to school programs differ in their needs and strengths, we offer a range of opportunities from half-day consultations to ongoing mentoring relationships. In addition to the specific technical training areas described below, we offer a variety of training and professional development workshops. Get in touch to discuss your needs!
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