Category Archives: A Farmer’s Perspective

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 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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Beautiful Gesture – Gift for All

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What a beautiful gesture your donations were these last two weeks. Yesterday I dropped off 65 dozen eggs to the Barre Food Shelf.  That’s 780 eggs! And the look on their faces as they stood amidst the old bread and tired vegetables looking at our donation of extremely fresh eggs was amazing. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this gesture. Thank you for working with us to fulfill another part of our mission – to support ALL families in getting the freshest and cleanest food from local farms.

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Amazon and Whole Foods – where’s the farmer?

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I wanted to share a recent article by a long time partner at Farmers To You, Otto Scharmer. Otto and his wife Katrin have been partners since the very beginnings of Farmers To You and I have always had deep respect for his perspective and work on matters of economics, organizations and community. The recent buy out of Whole Foods by Amazon is the latest step in the further consolidation and scaling of our industrial food system, and while many food industry experts are hailing it as a very positive move – I cannot agree.

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