The Dish: Women in the Food Industry, A Place at the Table
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

The Dish: Women in the Food Industry, A Place at the Table

City Market and the Intervale Center have teamed up to create an exploratory series called The Dish. With support from ArtsRiot, we host quarterly panel discussions that dive into hot food issues with the help of local experts.

The Dish: Women in the Food Industry, A Place at the Table
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St

Doors open at 5:00pm. Cash bar.

Women play a crucial role in the food industry as farmers, chefs, entrepreneurs, producers, and resource providers. While progress has been made in recognition of that role and the economic and social benefits of gender diversity in the workplace, women still face barriers to entry in many fields within the food system. Join us for a conversation moderated by Change the Story, a statewide initiative focused on “[aligning] policy, program, and philanthropy to significantly improve women’s economic status in Vermont” as we explore the challenges and successes experienced by women in the industry here in our state. We will hear from these leaders in their fields about the trends they see in the industry’s approach to female leadership, how Vermont compares to other areas in the country in terms of gender equity, and how they found “a place at the table” in these typically male-dominated fields.

Meet the Panel

Allison Hooper, Co-Founder Vermont Creamery

Heather Newcomb, FRESH Food Program Manager at Vermont Works for Women

Cara Chigazola Tobin, Chef-Owner Honey Road

Enid Wonacott, Executive Director NOFA Vermont

Brought to you by City Market, and the Intervale Center with special thanks to ArtsRiot.

FREE! $5 suggested donation to benefit the Intervale Center.

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Public Tour of the Intervale!
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Public Tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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Rally to Keep the Soil in Organic
Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

Rally to Keep the Soil in Organic

On Sunday, October 8th, farmers and pioneers of the organic movement will assemble for a Rally to Keep the Soil in Organic, in Burlington, VT. Join a tractor cavalcade at noon, led by the Brazilian drumming ensemble “Sambatucada” and a parade of farmers and organic eaters to the Intervale Center at 180 Intervale Rd. (parking at Gardeners Supply), followed by short speeches from leaders in the organic movement, including Eliot Coleman, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, Maddie Monty, Christa Alexander, and Pete Johnson. More than 50 regional farms are expected to attend. The Rally will culminate with good food from Skinny Pancake, live music, and a family-fun celebration. 

There are 16 Rallies scheduled so far to publicly oppose the weakening of USDA Organic labeling standards and to demand that the National Organic Program preserve soil as the foundation of all organic farming. Rallies are being organized in England, Canada, Costa Rica, and across the US from California to Maine. A large Rally will take place in Hanover, NH on October 15 at 2 PM. The final Rally will take place at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting on October 31 in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Organic pioneer Eliot Coleman has written, “I believe it is our duty as organic farmers to defend the integrity of what has been handed down to us by our forebears. The protection of that heritage is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. The importance of optimal soil fertility as the bedrock of organic farming has to be transmitted accurately to future generations, so they can continue this effort.

Since the USDA refuses to stop this hydroponic/organic fraud, I am asking all serious organic farmers to take effective action themselves. A large group of deeply committed organic farmers are staging a protest at the NOSB meeting in Jacksonville, FL at noon on October 31st. I am going to be there and I hope you will join us.” 

Vermont organic farmer Dave Chapman has said, “Most organic growers would not consider a tomato grown in a little bag of coconut husk suspended 3 feet over the ground and fed entirely through an IV drip system to be organically grown. Virtually all of the tomatoes labeled as ‘organic’ in large chain stores (such as Wal-Mart) will soon be hydroponic tomatoes from Mexico and California. People might not realize they are buying factory food that has never touched the soil.”

Unchallenged, the hydroponic industry will transform the “certified organic” produce that is available to most Americans from soil-grown to hydroponic. The products from confined livestock operations already undersell the farms using humane, sustainable, and regenerative practices. There is no way of knowing what is Hydro or CAFO, and what is not. The USDA label does not differentiate between organic and fauxganic.

As rallies have grown in size and in number over the past 3 years, it is clear that the trend toward a just and transparent food system that promotes soil health, ecological health, and human health has only just begun.

More information about past events and all of the upcoming rallies can be found at www.keepthesoilinorganic.org. 

Last years’ Rally in the Valley, held in the tiny town of East Thetford, Vermont drew hundreds of people and dozens of tractors. In 2015, more than 50 organic farmers and supporters gathered for an impromptu rally at the NOSB meeting in Stowe, Vermont to protest organic certification of hydroponics. Both made international news. 
Get a glimpse of the visuals from the 2016 rally in East Thetford, VT.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfemOR_47YE&t=41s 


Contacts: Davey Miskell (802) 318-0576 or Maddie Monty (802) 324-1580

SEE YOU THERE!
BRING puppets, costumes, banners, colorful signs!

SOME POSSIBLE SIGN MESSAGES
Don't water down organic!
Organic means soil-grown!
Protect Organic Integrity!
Vermont Farmers Build Healthy Soil!
New Hampshire Farmers Build Healthy Soil!
Healthy Soil, Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Hydro? Fine! - Get your own label!
Don't Hide Behind Organic!
Hydroponic is NOT organic.
CAFO farms are NOT organic!

This rally is sponsored by NOFA-VTDartmouth Organic FarmLady Moon Farms, Vermont Compost Company, Co-op Food StoresFour Season Farm, Will Raap, Miskell's Premium Organic, Northeast Farmers Union, Jack & Sarah Robinson, Meg Berlin, Jeffrey Hollender, and Long Wind Farm.

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Public Tour of the Intervale!
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Public Tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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Dinner in the Trees, a benefit for the Intervale Center
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Dinner in the Trees, a benefit for the Intervale Center

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Presented by Vermont Creamery

Please join us at our historic farmstead for a farm-fresh outdoor cocktail hour and dinner prepared by Cara Chigazola-Tobin and Allison Gibson of Honey Road, with cider pairing provided by Shacksbury Cider.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Intervale Center Farmstead
5:00 till 8

$75 per ticket. All ticket sales will benefit the Intervale Center's work strengthening community food systems. 

Purchase Tickets here!

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Public Tour of the Intervale!
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Public Tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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Public Tour of the Intervale!
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Public Tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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Public Tour of the Intervale!
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Public Tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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Public Tour of the Intervale!
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Public Tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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Rally for Change Tabling!
May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Rally for Change Tabling!

Anytime you check-out at City Market, you can choose to "round up" your total to the nearest dollar. Each month, that spare change is donated to three great non-profits that align with the Co-op's mission. The Intervale Center Gleaning and Food Rescue program will be one of the recipients for the month of May!

We will be tabling outside of City Market for Rally for Change on May 15th and 16th. Come say hello!  

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Rally for Change Tabling!
May
15
to May 16

Rally for Change Tabling!

Anytime you check-out at City Market, you can choose to "round up" your total to the nearest dollar. Each month, that spare change is donated to three great non-profits that align with the Co-op's mission. The Intervale Center Gleaning and Food Rescue program will be one of the recipients for the month of May!

We will be tabling outside of City Market for Rally for Change on May 15th and 16th. Come say hello!  

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World Disco Soup Day!
Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

World Disco Soup Day!

"We are all painfully aware of the issue of food waste and food insecurity here at home and globally. There is a global effort to bring this issue to light by holding hundreds of Disco Soups across the globe April 29th and 30th. Disco Soup is a culinary and musical act of protest, and began in 2012 in Germany with the Slow Food Youth Network there. Since then, they have spread across the world as a fun, meaningful way to bring this crisis into focus with delicious impact – hundreds of millions of tons of food have been diverted from landfills, compost heaps and dumpsters right onto plates.

Slow Food Vermont is teaming up with our youth chapters at Slow Food UVM and Slow Food Green Mountain College as well as the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf and area chefs and farms to host what is so far the only Disco Soup in the US! Please mark your calendars to come help us chop our way to end hunger! Don’t forget to stop by the Intervale Center’s Gleaning and Food Rescue table to say hello and learn about what we are doing to fight food insecurity!"

Click here to find out more!

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Public tour of the Intervale!
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Public tour of the Intervale!

Join us at the Intervale Center to learn about the Intervale’s rich agricultural history and innovative programs and visit the Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, the Intervale Food Hub barn, and the Intervale farmer complex. Public tours provide a general overview of our programs, are geared towards the Burlington community, and are subject to scheduling changes. If you are traveling to Burlington for a tour or have more specific questions or needs, please choose a private tour. Public tours are free and open to the community and last about an hour.

Free public tours take place at 10 AM on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October (2017 dates: April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27). Meet at the Intervale Center offices (the red brick building on the right-hand side of Intervale Road, just past Gardener’s Supply Co.) Advance reservations required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Zeller at carolyn@intervale.org 

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The Dish: Going with the Grain
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

The Dish: Going with the Grain

5:30pm – 7:00pm ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St,

Doors open at 5:00pm. Cash bar.

As Vermont's local food culture becomes more entrenched and increasingly mainstream, many farmers are looking to grow staple crops such as wheat, oats, rye, spelt and dry corn. Many of these cultivars flourished in the northeast in centuries past, but are sensitive to erratic weather and require long growing seasons, extensive acreage and lots of machine-based tillage, among other inputs. Local chefs, bakers, brewers, distillers and other food-related consumers are keen to find a steady supply of quality local grains. To what extent can the state supply these businesses with homegrown grain? In this panel discussion, Vermont grain farmers chat with bakers, distillers and maltsters about what is possible, practical and sustainable for the land and its people.

Brought to you by City Market, the Intervale Center, and Seven Days with special thanks to ArtsRiot.

Meet the Panel:

·       Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farm

·       Randy George, Red Hen Baking Co.

·       Connor Burleigh, WhistlePig Whiskey

·       Bobby Grim, Foam Brewers

-       Moderated by Pamela Polston, cofounder and coeditor of Seven Days.

Click here to find out more!

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Cooking Demonstration with Author Molly Stevens
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Cooking Demonstration with Author Molly Stevens

Join James Beard award-winning cookbook author Molly Stevens and the Intervale Center’s Executive Director, Travis Marcotte, for a culinary conversation and cooking demonstration! It’s an evening of exploring smart (and tasty) ways to utilize local ingredients in your kitchen, even in late winter. We’ll talk about the Intervale Center’s gleaning and food rescue program and how to reduce kitchen waste using less familiar cuts of meat and turning storage vegetables into wonderful dishes. The improvisational menu will take its inspiration from the products brought to us by our farmer friends working with the Intervale Center. There will be delicious food, a cash bar and no shortage of useful tips. Join us for this special event!

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