Applications open for Farm Stand Together gift cards

Farm Stand Together is beginning its third season, with expanded farm partnerships and a reinforced pledge to work for food security across Vermont’s rural communities.

Farm Stand Together works with farms that are dedicated to growing nutrient-dense foods, valuing accessibility and employing practices that ensure soil, ecosystem and community health.

Courtesy photo Vermont farmers need the 2023 Farm Bill to address Vermont’s agricultural needs and opportunities.

From the first year with six farmer partnerships, the program has grown to 12 partnerships this season, including Adam’s Berry Farm, Sweet Roots and Head over Fields.

The full list of farm stand partners is available on its website.

Also, this year the Essex, Jericho and Underhill Food Shelf, the Charlotte Food Shelf and the Shelburne Food Shelf have joined as “pilot food partners.” These food shelves will apply for a Farm Stand Together gift card at the farm stand of their choice, enabling the food shelf directors to fill in the gaps on their shelves and provide even more choice to their customers who are facing food insecurity.

If you’re experiencing food insecurity and would like to apply to receive a gift card to one of the participating farm stands, the application period for applicants runs through April 30.

If you wish to join in fortifying Vermont’s vibrant agricultural heritage and the health of its residents, please apply or engage with the program via these links: