Alces Foundation supports VSC's Farm & Chef Partnership with the Vermont Fresh Network
The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce a grant of $9,000 from the Alces Foundation to strengthen VSC's Farm & Chef Partnership with the Vermont Fresh Network (VFN). This partnership, which began in 2010, supports a strong Vermont farm economy, creates local jobs, provides nutritious food, and preserves the close-knit communities within the state. The Alces Foundation's support allows VSC to grow its commitment this year to $55,000 for local and sustainable agriculture in northern Vermont. The Studio Center and Chef Mark Hallett are pleased to work with numerous local farms, food producers, and distributors, including: Butterworks Farm, Champlain Orchards, Foote Brook Farm, Gopher Broke Farm, Green Mountain Blue Cheese & Boucher Family Farm, Jasper Hill Farm, Misty Knoll Farms, Sanctuary Farms, Shelburne Orchards, Vermont Cranberry Company, Butternut Mountain Farm, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Grafton Village Cheese, Nitty Gritty Grain Company, Vermont Bean Crafters Co., Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, Vermont Smoke & Cure, Vermont Soy, and Black River Produce.
For more information, follow the link to VFN's "Fresh Feed" partner story on Chef Mark's work with Foote Brook Farm in Johnson, VT.
The Alces Foundation helps people find pathways to a better life through education, access to healthcare, and fostering greater respect for the people and environment that surround us. Supporting bold strategies for change, the Alces Foundation encourages projects that address the underlying conditions of societal or environmental problems and exemplify creative, community-based, problem solving.
The Vermont Fresh Network encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships. Building these regional connections contributes to stronger local communities and their economies.