If you drive by the Vermont Farmers Food Center today you will see Youth Works volunteers outside planting begonias, stacking bricks for our pathway, mulching around raised beds and weeding. Youth Works is just one of the volunteer groups we will be hosting this summer. Not only will volunteers be helping to make our 251 West Street Building, gardens and community more beautiful, they will also be playing a crucial role in carrying out the Health Care Share initiative here at VFFC.
Every Wednesday from July 8th- September 23rd, volunteers and vegetables will gather at our indoor market space. From 10am-2pm the fresh foods, delivered that morning by local farmers, will be weighed, recorded, divided and packed into 75 bags. These bags will be picked up by Health Care Share participants later that afternoon.
Health Care Share participants are motivated to improve their health. They have committed to eating more vegetables and fruits, learning news ways to cook and eat healthy and local.
Join us! Come volunteer! Work along side farmers, students of agriculture and food systems, Rutland County youth groups, state and local non-profit members, grassroots organizations and community. All for the benefit of better health and supporting our regional food and farm economy.
Show up on a Wednesday this summer here at the Vermont Farmers Food Center check out what’s happening or contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org (802)342-4219 to sign up you or your group to be involved in this community initiative.
*Join us this Sunday, July 5th for our Three Year Anniversary Celebration @ 251 West St. from 3-6pm Food, Music, Current Projects, Future Plans, Community Feedback!