Vermont has many programs in place that promote and protect our agriculture and support "green" practices on many levels.
Vermont's "Fresh Network" partners local farmers and food producers with restaurants and inns in the Green...
So Just What Is the Vermont Fresh Network?
The Vermont Fresh Network encourages farmers, food producers and chefs to work directly with each other to build partnerships. Building these regional connections contributes to stronger local communities and their economies.
The quality and beauty of Vermont's landscape depends upon working farms and working farmers. The Vermont Fresh Network is dedicated to promoting and publicizing Vermont chefs and restaurants that use Vermont grown and produced foods. Our beautiful open fields and scenic landscape also attract tourists and improve our own quality of life.
Chefs that purchase the products of our working landscape are helping to maintain this agricultural heritage and contribute to the future of Vermont's farm economy. For this reason, the VFN connects farmers with chefs, and promotes these partnerships.
The purpose also is the education of the consumers. Through the Vermont Fresh website, you’ll find links to help educate the dining public of the wholesomeness, nutritional value, freshness, and safety of Vermont grown foods, as well as the economic impact of supporting local businesses.
The site offers the traveler our concept of cuisine tourism. Most of all we hope to educate anyone who visits with us a philosophy of preserving our rural identity and lifestyle in Vermont! Of keeping Vermont farms working and keeping our green spaces open.