Category Archives: A Farmer’s Perspective

Equinox Celebration 2017 – September 22-24th

Finally – Come and meet your farmers in person and celebrate what we have all done together!  Break bread, hear stories, visit your farms, celebrate the change of seasons.

After seven years we have built our own regional food system – and farmers, families and Farmers To You Staff all deserve praise and gratitude for the commitment, work, and creativity it took.  Come celebrate with us here in Vermont.  The leaves are turning, the air is crisp and invigorating, we’re cooking up some amazing food (of course!), planning some spectacular farm visits, and so looking forward to seeing your family here where it all begins.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! It has been a quiet summer – but not as quiet as in the past.  This is good news for all of us.

I want to give you all a quick update on the progress we are all making building our regional food system – Farmers To You.

Early this summer I wrote you all to ask for help in raising $20,000 each month for the months of July through October, and I am happy to say we were successful for both July and August. Thank you to our new owners! Also, because of the number of new families that joined us this spring, and thanks to the increase in orders over the summer, we have financially made it through our slow season in really good shape!  

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You Are Invited – First Annual Farmers To You Vermont Farm Tour! Equinox Celebration 2017!!                        September 22 – 24th

Mark your calendar (today). Reserve your lodging (quickly). Come celebrate the equinox and break bread with your farmers!

When we first conceived of Farmers To You, we knew that connecting you to your farmers via your weekly ordering and year-round food sourcing was a huge improvement over other options you had (especially in the Boston area).  But we always knew that this was not the same as really meeting and seeing your farmers and food producers in the flesh.  Well, the long-awaited opportunity is here.

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Imagine

Imagine if you lived in a vibrant community where all you needed each day was provided by friends and people you knew and respected.

Imagine if each of those experiences was one where your relationship – to the farmer, the delivery person, the shopkeeper, the baker, the banker – was more important to you than the transaction.

Imagine if those relationships were based on mutual respect for craftsmanship and rooted in genuine care and appreciation.

Imagine if these makers and servers success and sustainability were completely aligned with your satisfaction and delight.

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Our Growing Partnership

Farmers To You has entered a new stage in its journey to transform our relationship with food.

I am no longer the only owner of this amazing organization, and it feels wonderful.  For seven years, the Farmers To You staff and I have worked incredibly hard to create a new regional food system model – one that directly connects you with the farmers who feed you weekly.  One that supports and encourages these farmers to produce the best quality food, while caring for the land, animals and people for generations to come.  

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