Northshire Grows is working with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Vermont Veteran's Home and members of the Vermont Veteran Farmer's Coalition to explore farmer training, market development and agribusiness support opportunities for Vermont's veteran farmers and for Veterans with a desire to relocate to Vermont and to farm here.

 

A monthly Veteran Grown Sunday Roast dinner kicked off on Memorial Day weekend at the Vermont Veterans Home, with fresh locally sourced chickens provided by veteran-owned Harwood Homestead in Pownal. 

 

Legislation was introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives -  H857 -  during the 2018 Session which will, with support from the Vermont Agency of Human Resources, improve access to nutritious, homegrown food for Veterans with food security issues who are  living in Vermont. This food will be distributed through the Veterans'Outpatient Clinics across the state.