Helping New American Farmers Establish Market Presence
A Special Project of the New American Farmer Program
Our New American Farmer program is working to help New American Farmers to use their skills, knowledge, and unique cultural and culinary experience to achieve and maintain financial independence in their new Vermont home.
With our partners at the AALV New Farms for New Americans program, we are working with chefs and produce buyers as well as with the farmers themselves to educate all parties about the opportunities to bring both new and traditional foods onto produce shelves at the grocery store and the dining table in area restaurants.
Are You a Chef or Produce Buyer in the Burlington Area?
We're seeking restaurant and retail buyers who are interested in:
- new and familiar ingredients that have great flavor and are high quality.
- the chance to provide their customers with food that has a special cultural story and legacy.
- supporting these experienced, knowledgeable farmers as they learn the local Vermont market's needs and opportunities.
If these describe you, please take a moment to answer our very short survey about your interest and needs.
Are You a New American Farmer Interested in Selling Your Produce Locally?
With support from the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, and the partnership of the AALV New Farms for New Americans program, we have produced brief videos to help growers learn how to work with local buyers to bring their farm products to market.
About this Work:
The UVM Extension New American Farmer program collaborates with the Association of Africans Living in Vermont's New Farms for New Americans program.
We are engaged in a one-year project to see if we can help Vermont farmers and buyers to come together. We'll provide facilitation, interpreters, and training for farmers to overcome challenges with production and marketing, in addition to helping buyers navigate questions on how to get what they need, and learn how to work best with new American growers.
You can download the program brochure here.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ben Waterman at 802-656-9142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified July 22 2016 10:32 AM