University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

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.

Farmer in the Field

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.