Farm to Workplace
Businesses around the Upper Valley are offering farm-fresh delivery as a wellness benefit. It’s a win-win for employees, local farms, and our local economy. It is convenient for employees and a great way for farms to reach new customers.
Valley Food & Farm facilitates the important relationships between consumers at a workplace and farmers who are seeking to expand their sales opportunities. The relationship can be through Community Supported Agriculture shares, a small farmers’ market, online ordering, or other systems that work for both farmer and worksite. Usually a farm will need a minimum number of guaranteed sales to commit to delivery. Worksites will need to arrange logistics of delivery and short-term storage of products.
Download the materials below for more information and contact us if you are interested in local food at the workplace, either as a consumer or a farmer.
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The Upper Valley Farmer Community Discussion List is a forum to share items of interest to farmers in the Upper Valley. Valley Food & Farm will post information about upcoming events, agency of agriculture bulletins, market opportunities, and other items that will be useful to farmers in our region. We encourage subscribers to share knowledge, questions, items for sale, with the goal of facilitating communication within our farming community. To subscribe send a blank message to email@example.com Subscribers can post a message to this list by simply emailing a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Valley Food & Farm Communications Coordinator
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— Becka Warren, Valley Food & Farm Communications Coordinator
Becka began her farm-related career at the age of 16 on Idyll Acres Dairy in Grafton, Vt., with the vital job of keeping the barn corners clear where the tractor couldn't reach. Now, at Valley Food & Farm since 2012, she 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 believes that real connections to our farmers make us happy and builds projects that can take advantage of that simple premise, whether that means introducing workplaces to farm-fresh delivery, facilitating peer-to-peer learning among farm staff, or helping schools use farms as learning resources. She 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, Vt., with her family.
Valley Food & Farm Manager
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Food & Farm
— Beth Roy, Valley Food & Farm Manager
Before joining Vital Communities, Beth Roy worked in the environmental and place-based education fields for 15 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.