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Welcome to our new blog!

Check out our new blog to update you on what’s happening each week at the Winter Farmers Market 251 West Street, near the railroad tracks.

The photo in the blog header is a cropped version of Grace Brigham’s acrylic painting exhibited on site. Come on down to see the original painting and get a postcard copy !

Here is the VFFC logo, as seen on our website, and on the front side of our building at 251 West Street in Rutland, VT.

Vermont-Farmers-Food-Center-logo

Historic Rutland train car finds new home @ VFFC

WCAX Story:

http://www.wcax.com/story/23680789/historic-rutland-train-car-finds-new-home

From AP Story:

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c8a94ceaa600470bb34b7807e25de83f/VT–Restored-Railcar

RUTLAND, Vermont — Visitors to the Farmers Market in Rutland, Vermont, can also check out a restored 100-year-old railcar that officials say represents both the city’s past and its future.

The 51-ton, 60-foot-long railcar was moved Sunday to a spot next to the Vermont Farmers Food Center. Greg Cox, an official with the center, told WCAX-TV (http://bit.ly/1aCqpHI) that it’s a reminder that both freight and passenger trains have been rolling through the city for over a century, and that Rutland remains a major switching yard for the state.

Cox said a shelter will be built around the train, and it will be open for public viewing Oct. 22.

http://www.wcax.com/story/23680789/historic-rutland-train-car-finds-new-home

Rutland Renaissance Forum on October 22, 2013

Rutland Renaissance Forum
Tuesday, October 22 @5:00PM
Vermont Farmers Food Center
251 West St. Rutland, VT

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Join us at the Vermont Farmers Food Center for an informational working session with community leaders from various organizations and sectors about their creative efforts and how the Vermont Farmers Food Center can complement and enhance their initiatives.

Agenda:
5:00PM – 5:45PM: Meet & Greet with light refreshments
5:45PM – 6:00PM: Welcome by Mayor Christopher Louras
6:00PM – 6:50PM: Panel Discussion
6:50PM – 7:30PM: Q&A Session
7:30PM – 7:45PM: Action Committee Sign-up

Moderator:
Steve Costello – Vice President of Generation & Energy Innovation at Green Mountain Power

Panelists:
Paul Gallo – Rutland Creative Economy/Owner Magic Brush
John Casella – CEO Casella Resource Solutions
Dr. Mark Logan – Founder Sanctuary Integrative Medicine
Lyle Jepson – Director, Stafford Technical Center
Chris Meehan – Chief of Programs / Network Services VT Foodbank
Greg Cox – President VT Farmers Food Center / Owner Boardman Hill Farm

Please send your Tax Deductible Gift to the Vermont Farmers Food Center:
P.O. Box 1008 Rutland, VT 05701
http://www.VermontFarmersFoodCenter.org

We have a dumpster being delivered  to VFFC at 9am weds July 31, and 100 sheets of donated 5/8 plywood to be unloaded at 9:30am. hope some of you can make it and please pass the word as many hands make light work. we hope to clean the food center and sweep up before the final push. thanks – greg

Solar powered  warmed soil  garden bed being built in Rutland City

An experiment being built in the Solar City of Rutland- Solar hot water heated raised 4 x 12 vegetable bed to be.
We are piloting this project to extend the growing season further. by warming the soil with piped in fluids from a solar collector with water pipes buried about 10 inches under the soil. Biodegradable antifreeze will circulate underground by the convection process of heat rising. The bed will be covered with a cold frame before the first frost. Stay tuned

This is an important Sunday.Please spread the word.

ImageThis is an important Sunday.

Please spread the word. We need your help!

We need folks to help out with various tasks.

All skill sets needed.

10-2 Sunday.

 

Painting, cleaning, carpentry, drilling, fixing, sweeping, weeding,

A little demolition, nailing and screwing….

 Bring your tools, work gloves & fluids to stay hydrated.

For information, call 779-1485