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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive upheaval all around the state of Vermont. Yet, what these difficult times have also shown us is the importance of local food systems in creating community resilience. We at Huertas strive to continue to support the farmworkers who build the backbone of our food system, but we wouldn’t be […]

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Meet Helaina! Helaina is a first-year food systems student at UVM and joins Huertas as our last field intern. Having grown up on a dairy farm in Upstate New York, Helaina brings a unique perspective and knowledge base to the team. Although she is still in her first-year of college, Helaina applied to Huertas after […]

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I was sure I’d made it to the farthest-flung corner of Northwestern Vermont. This is where Francisco lived. I was cycling down a dirt road that had turned to mud, at the foot of a forested mountain. The leaves that hadn’t yet fallen were red and orange. That fall morning my bicycle and I had […]

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Meet Annika (again)! When asked why she wanted to become involved with Huertas, Annika responded with “I wanted to do something that combined my interests in learning other languages with food justice, food systems, and agriculture. I wanted to get out and make a difference and see the effects of my work.” Annika joined Huertas […]

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Meet Julissa! Having just graduated last year with a degree in Sociology from UVM, Julissa is joining the Huertas team as a field intern and is excited to continue her education through a different perspective. Since learning about Huertas as a Sophomore when she was taking a class with Professor Rachael Montesano, Julissa has wanted […]

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Meet Mia! Mia is one of the new field interns joining Huertas this semester. Mia is a senior studying Global Studies as well as Nutrition and Food Science. As this is her last semester, she is happy to finally be able to take on this internship with Huertas. Since she took her first Spanish class […]

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Carina is the new Communications & Media Intern for Spring 2020. Carina is a senior Community & International Development major with a minor in Global Studies and was drawn to the Huertas project out of a desire to learn about how to support just local food systems. After first hearing about Huertas and its mission […]

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Thank you to everyone who came out to support Huertas at the ¡Música para justicia! event at Skinny Pancake this past Thursday. We appreciate all of the love and support from the friends of Huertas. Also, we want to extend a HUGE thank you to dancer Susmita Dhakal and Afro-pop artists Fantome J and Meax […]

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Come join the UVM Huertas Project at SKINNY PANCAKE (Burlington Waterfront location) on MAY 2ND at 8 PM for a night of music & dance! Come watch Bollywood belly-dancer Susmita Dhakal, as well as Afro-pop artists Fantome J and Meax– a happy mix of Nepali, Nigerian, and Tanzanian musical expression! For more information, check out […]

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