Vermont Farm Wins Top Prize

A Vermont farm and its champion cow is celebrating taking the top prize at the World Dairy Expo.

“Blexy,” a classic black-and-white Holstein, was selected as the top bovine of all the dairy breeds at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. With more than 2300 entries, the dairy show is considered the Kentucky Derby of the cow world.

Vermont Businesses Generate Over $1.8M in Total Sales at The Big E

The numbers are in and it was another successful year for Vermont businesses at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts! In 2017, the Vermont Building earned $1,804,066 in gross sales. On Vermont Day, Saturday September 23, The Big E broke a single-day attendance record attracting 171,897 fairgoers. Over the course of 17 days, the Big E set an all-time attendance record exposing over 1.5 million people to the Vermont brand.  

The Simmering Bone Recalls Beef Bone Broth and Chicken Broth Products Due to Adulteration and Being Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

MONTPELIER, October 3, 2017– The Simmering Bone, a Waitsfield, VT company, is recalling approximately 56 fl-ounces of  beef and chicken bone broth products that were adulterated and produced without the benefit of state or federal inspection, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture announced today.

The following products are subject to the recall:

•14-fl. Oz individual jars containing “the Simmering Bone Classic Chicken Broth CBD Booster Blend”

•14-fl. Oz individual jars containing “the Simmering Bone Fire Roasted Tomato & Shiitake Beef Broth CBD Booster Blend”

Vt. Governor Proclaims October Farm to School Month, New Grant Opportunities Released

On Monday, October 2 Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation designating October 2017 Farm to School Month in Vermont.

"I'd like to recognize how important the Farm to School program is to Vermont. Farm to school has always been a source of pride for our state, and that pride grows from the program as it gets stronger," said Gov. Scott.

Governor Phil Scott to Proclaim October Farm to School Month in Vermont

In celebration of National Farm to School Month, Governor Phil Scott will sign a proclamation declaring October as Farm to School Month in Vermont. He will be joined by members of his Administration, including Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts and Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Tracy Dolan, as well as Northshire Grows Executive Director Liz Ruffa and Vermont FEED Director Betsy Rosenbluth for a ceremonial signing and brief remarks.