News: VLT, VYCC, and ShiftMeals, a program that provides healthy food to people affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis, are working together on a 1-acre garden at Bluffside Farm in Newport to increase food production and food access in the NEK.
We have launched the VLT Farm Relief & Recovery Grants Program to support farmers operating on conserved land. The grants are for farmers in crisis as well as those adapting their business operations because of the pandemic.
Thirty-four farms across the state received a combined total of $73,000 this month through VLT’s new program for farmers affected by COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn.
As part of our expanding focus on land restoration, we have been taking on more tree plantings in these river buffer areas. The COVID pandemic has meant we’ve needed to scale back this year, but we’ve managed some successes!
Greensboro-area residents who love farm-fresh food have something to celebrate with the revival of a local farm. By conserving the farmland with the Vermont Land Trust, Brenden and Lindsay Beer were able to buy the former Hazendale Farm and have revived the popular farmstand on Hardwick Street.