Newbury Elementary School hosted the Third Annual FarmRaiser on the Newbury Common in October. Many local farmers were present selling their wares, everything from cheese to vegetables to baked goods and prepared foods and household goods. This fundraiser benefits our local farmers and supports farm to school initiatives in the school. The community embraced the chance to wander through the market making purchases, visit together, take a hay ride, listen to music provided by elementary and high school students and staff, press cider, make butter, and taste homemade soup and bread! Our FarmRaiser is such a hub of positive, healthy community spirit and we thank our Friends of Newbury Elementary School (FoNES) group for doing the immense work it takes to host such an event. November finds us putting raised beds and gardens to bed, making plans for spring plantings, and creating warm and comforting foods for taste tests within the school with our farm to school cooking and baking kits.  Happy November!  Now let’s all hunker down for the long winter!- Kim Goody, Farm to School Coordinator, Newbury Elementary, Newbury, VT