Category Archives: Facts & Figures

Staying Competitive in a Maturing Local Food Market

By Suzy Hodgson Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Rose Wilson’s presentation MARKETING 201: Helping Farmers Stay Competitive in a Maturing Market, National Farm Viability Conference, Albany, 2017. “As local food markets mature and competition increases, it’s becoming harder for experienced … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day: Testing Your Food Waste IQ

In honor of Mother’s Day (I’ll explain later), let’s see what you know about food waste in the U.S.: A. What food category yields the most waste at the consumer level? Grain Products Seafood Fruits and Vegetables Meat Milk B. The average … Continue reading

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Keep Your Farm Buzzing–3 ways to encourage native pollinators this year

For most produce farmers, crop planning is done and the planting has begun (though still in the greenhouse for most Vermonters!).  But have you planned to support the creatures that can make or break your yields? Well, farm workers could … Continue reading

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