October 16, 2020 | Montpelier, VT — Today, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) launched two new Vermont COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program (VCAAP) applications to address COVID-19 pandemic impacts on our agricultural communities. One makes up to $140,000 available to Vermont’s Farmers’ Market organizations, and the other creates an avenue for schools and licensed childcare providers to access $100,000 in assistance for their Farm to School programs.
October 9, 2020 | Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces grants totaling $299,350 for seven projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable, and value-added producers and increase consumer access to locally produced food. These grants, funded through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), were awarded to six agricultural organizations to undertake a range of research, development, education, business planning, and marketing projects. The grants will leverage an additional $190,026 in matching funds.
October 1, 2020 | Montpelier, VT - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, along with several partners, are bringing together the maple industry, specialty products, and maple-inspired activities all across the state in a campaign that will run throughout the month of October.