Valley Food & Farm fosters the relationships that keep
agriculture a vital part of Upper Valley life.

Explore our resources for farmers, schools, and consumers.
Join us to support our local farms and keep our landscapes working.

Farmers' Markets

Fresh, Fun, and Truly Local. Explore them all.

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For Farmers

Advising, education programs, tips for hiring, and more.

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Farm to School

Our 2018 Farm to School Professional Development Course registration is open.

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Food Hub Exploration

Food Hub Project

Investigating shared facility needs

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16th Annual Flavors of the Valley

April 9, 11am – 3pm at Hartford High School, White River Junction, Vermont
Bring the family and enjoy the region’s largest tasting expo for local farms and food businesses. Enjoy veggies, savory crepes, artisan cheese, fresh bread, spicy sausage, and more. With over 45 vendors in attendance, there is something for everyone including activities for kids! We recommend bringing a bag for purchases, a plate for food, and a checkbook! $12 at the door, $35 family max, kids 6 and under FREE.

Valley Food & Farm News

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Calendar

September 2018

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  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
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3
4
5
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
6
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
7
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
8
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
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12
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
13
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
14
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
15
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Wellscroft Farm Fence Clinc
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19
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
20
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
21
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
22
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
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26
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
27
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
28
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
29
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
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Staff

Becka Warren

Valley Food & Farm Communications Coordinator

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— Becka Warren, Valley Food & Farm Communications Coordinator

Part of Vital Communities' Valley Food & Farm team since 2012, Becka fosters relationships that keep agriculture a daily part of community life in the Upper Valley. She works with current and future farmers, businesses, schools, and partners across Vermont and New Hampshire to build connections that support farm viability and keep our landscapes working. Becka lived in Seattle for many years, where she worked for the Washington State University Small Farms Program, Cascade Harvest Coalition, Seattle Tilth, and area vegetable farms. Becka is also a writer, founding and writing Ask Umbra at gristmagazine.com until 2009. She holds a BA from Brown University and lives in Hartland, Vermont, with her family.



Beth Roy

Valley Food & Farm Manager

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— Beth Roy, Valley Food & Farm Manager

Before joining Vital Communities, Beth Roy worked in the environmental and place-based education fields for 17 years in various positions around New England including at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and as the Director of Education at the Nature Museum in Grafton, Vt. Beth is also on the boards of the Vermont Science Teacher Association (VSTA) and the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs (SWEEP), a coalition of dozens of individuals and organizations promoting sustainability and environmental education in Vermont. Beth is a New Hampshire native and lives in Hartland, Vt., with her husband and two children. When Beth is not working you will find her exploring the woods around her home with her family or cooking up a new taste test (made of local foods, of course!) for her children.



Lauren Griswold

Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant

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— Lauren Griswold, Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant

Lauren Griswold joined Vital Communities in May 2017 to coordinate Power of Produce (POP) clubs at Upper Valley farmers' markets and farmstands. In August 2017 she became our Valley Quest and Volunteer Coordinator, in addition to her role as the Valley Food & Farm Program Assistant. Lauren grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in English and Environmental Studies. Her passion for sustainable agriculture took her out West, where she served as a garden educator in Bend, Oregon. After an enriching chapter in the high desert, Lauren is thrilled to be back in central Vermont. She is passionate about the rich communities and natural beauty of the Upper Valley, and enjoys engaging the next generation with wonder and enthusiasm about this special place. In her free time, Lauren can be found mountain biking, cross country skiing, gardening, knitting, and savoring meals with friends and family.



Nancy LaRowe

Local First Manager and Valley Food & Farm Coordinator

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— Nancy LaRowe, Local First Manager and Valley Food & Farm Coordinator

Nancy joined Vital Communities as the Valley Food & Farm Coordinator in 2014. She works to support and grow our local food system and economy. Nancy has lived, worked, and farmed in the Upper Valley for more than 25 years and believes our community is healthier and stronger when our connections to food and the farms that produce it stay vital.

Nancy's informal job title is Farmer-in-Residence: she also runs a pasture-based cattle farm in Norwich, Vt. Nancy is on the Board of the Norwich Farmers' Market, and a retired Norwich volunteer firefighter and EMT. She loves puttering in the garden, hiking with her dog, and visiting farmers' markets.