Critical Lake Carmi Water Improvement Project Underway

A major water quality improvement project near Lake Carmi in Franklin has been talked about for years but now is nearing completion.

Recently, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (AAFM) announced a series of plans on protecting and restoring the Lake Carmi watershed.  The Agencies are pleased to announce that one of the projects identified in the roadmap is nearing completion thanks to funding from the Vermont Clean Water Fund. 

Gov. Scott Celebrates Vermont’s Farm To School Grant Program With Students

Fletcher, Vt.- Governor Phil Scott, Ag Secretary Anson Tebbetts and other farm to school partners joined students from Fairfield Center School to celebrate Vermont’s robust presence in farm to school at the Sweet Farm in Fletcher.

Vermont was the first state in the nation to implement a farm to school grant program and the USDA has modeled their program after it.

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Announces Produce Safety Grant Opportunity

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce the first round of a two-round grant opportunity for Vermont produce growers. The grant opportunity, which is intended to improve on-farm produce safety, will have approximately $74,000 in funding each round. To be eligible for the grant, applicants must grow, harvest, pack, or hold “covered produce” as defined by the U.S.