Vermont Farm to Plate Network Vermont
Housed in another non-profit (e.g., non-profit serves as fiscal agent or FPC is a project of a non-profit) • Government employees are members of the council or participate in the meetings • Local, state or tribal government supports the FPC • FPC was created by legislation • Government seeks advice or recommendations from the FPC
Organizational: Education, Research and data collection, Strategic or policy planning; Policy: Healthy food access, Land use planning, Economic development
Local food purchases have increased by $189 million between 2010 and 2014 and now account for 7% of total food purchases in the state. The Farm to Plate goal is to reach 10% by the end of 2020. Over 5,000 new food system jobs have been added since Farm to Plate began and both food system gross sales and food manufacturing have increased since the last agricultural census. The Farm to Plate Network is halfway through implementing Vermont's statewide Farm to Plate food system plan.