Vermont: Setting the Gold Standard

The tastiest cheese. The headiest beer. The highest maple production. The most innovative communities. Vermont is consistently recognized for leading the country and even the world in local food, sustainable Barn 2 - Jasper Hill Farm croppedagriculture, and food systems rankings.  This list details some of the “Firsts” and “Foremosts” in the Vermont agriculture, farm, food, and education scene.

Top Ten Reasons Vermont Deserves to Lead the Strolling of the Heifers Localvore Index: Farm to School, Farm to Plate, Diversity in Food Systems Education, Passionate Extension Programming, Actively Creating Green Jobs, Promoting Local Food Economies, Prolific Nonprofits, Strong Regional Partnerships, Abundant Farmers’ Markets and CSAs, Oodles of Social Capital.