University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Eating What We Grow

Local food is good for you, the environment and the local economy. Learn how to select, store, prepare, and enjoy produce grown locally here in Vermont. Find out more >>

Food & Nutrition Programs

We Are What We Eat

University of Vermont Extension provides timely, research-based information and education to help Vermonters acquire skills to make informed choices about food, to promote healthy living and to support economic and social wellbeing.

Our food and nutrition education information includes topics on healthy eating, food access and home food safety and preservation for consumers, families, schools and communities, and food safety for producers and processors.

Storing Fresh Garden Produce

Fresh fruits and vegetables require different storage methods and can be stored for various lengths of time. Some fresh produce including onions, potatoes and tomatoes, are better if not refrigerated.