The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is pleased to announce the availability of over $1M in grants for the FY18 grant cycle. Funding will be available through the following grant programs:
By Nina Gage, VAAFM
Vermont will once again share its culture and heritage with more than one million attendees at the Big E, New England’s largest agricultural fair, which commences this week in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The fair will run from September 15 – October 1.
September is here. Kids are back in school, the days are cooler, and Vermont’s apple orchards are brimming with fresh, juicy apples, just waiting to be picked. Now is the time to make plans to visit your local orchard with friends and family!
According to the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers, our state produces around 1,000,000 bushels of apples annually – that’s about 40 million pounds! Over 50% of those apples are McIntosh, but there are more than 150 varieties grown here in our state.