Below are a list of links for more information on growing, cooking, buying and eating organic garlic and vegetables.
*NOFA Vermont – The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a non-profit association of farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.
*The Center for an Agricultural Economy – The Center for an Agricultural Economy engages agricultural leaders in the emerging 21st century food system to build capacity and inspire the public in supporting and implementing this system.
* Friends of Burlington Gardens – A grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing community, school, and neighborhood gardening in the Burlington area and across Vermont. FBG’s web site offers a wide variety of resources for gardeners interested in starting and sustaining community-based projects.
*Vermont Localvore – Celebrating and supporting local food in the Mad River Valley – those who eat it and those who grow it – through education, community connections, and collective wisdom.
*VT Fresh Network – The Vermont Fresh Network builds innovative partnerships among farmers, chefs and consumers to strengthen Vermont’s agriculture.
Vermont Bean Crafters – Wonderful vegetarian black bean veggie burgers made with Green Mountain Garlic’s dehydrated and fresh garlic.
Vermont Growers Guide – A lisiting of farmers and growers in Vermont and where to find their products.
*USDA Nationwide List of Farmers’ Markets – Find a list of Farmers’ Markets in your state.
*Local Harvest – Use their website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, CSAs and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.
*Northeast Food and Farm Network – The Northeast Food and Farm Network (NEFOOD) is a project of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG). It’s a place where people and groups from the Northeast can connect and work together to build a vibrant regional food system.
* Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education – The SARE program helps advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program.
* AgriculturalLink.com – links to Agriculture directory resources and information websites.
* Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners – Curious which vegetable varieties might grow best in your garden? Cornell’s Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners project compiles information from fellow gardeners to help you decide what to grow. You can even limit your search to just your state or frost-free zone.
* The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture – A nationwide partnership of diverse individuals and organizations cultivating grass roots efforts to engage in policy development processes that result in food and agricultural systems and rural communities that are healthy, environmentally sound, profitable, humane and just.
* Cooperative Extension System – This site will help you find your nearest Cooperative Extension office. “The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.”
Places of interest in Central Vermont
- Ben and Jerry’s
- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill
- Artisian Coffee Company
- Waterbury, Vermont