your guide to local food in Vermont's Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Rutland counties
The Local Growers Guide is a joint project of the UVM Center for Rural Studies and the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District to raise awareness about local food sources, link customers to local products, and support local farms. This guide includes farmer-submitted information about their farms, their products, and where they sell. You can search the guide by town, product (organically grown, certified organic, or conventional), farm name, and sales outlet.
Farm listings are free and open to all Vermont farmers as well as other food, forest, nursery, and fiber producers.
The Local Growers Guide started with farm listings from Chittenden and Washington counties. We also worked with the Northwest Regional Planning Commission and the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), and Rutland Area Farm & Food Link to expand the online Local Growers Guide in Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle and Rutland counties.
Working with local and regional food and farm organizations to include each area’s farms onto the site creates an accessible way for the organizations to provide a comprehensive, searchable online resource for their producers and consumers.
This website complements the comprehensive, searchable websites that state-wide organizations like NOFA Vermont and Vermont Fresh Network already have for their members. For a list of local growers guides for other counties and additional local food resources, visit the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Finding Local Foods site.
A special thank you to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture,
Northern Vermont Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.,
New England Grassroots Environment Fund, the Oakland Foundation,
7th Pixel, the USDA, and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
for their support.
This website contains materials based upon work supported in part
by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service,
U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Award No. 2008-34269-18994.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this
website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USDA.