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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Real Food Campaign Upcoming Course - Free for VT Farmers


After the success of last year's course, the Real Food Campaign will be presenting another series of workshops for the 2011-2012 growing season. Their goal is to engage and build on what you already know and are doing, and to find ways to increase the bionutrient level of your soil and crops for greater yields, healthier produce and better marketability.

Participation-based with questions and answers, the workshop series is designed for farmers, growers, and gardeners of any type to learn current research and proven methods, and go step-by-step through the process that will lead to optimum crop health and sustained yield.

For the 2011-12 season, Real Food Campaign is offering an upcoming Bionutrient Rich Crop Production course designed especially for commercial farmers. Scholarships are available for Vermont farmers to attend the two-course series for free. For more information, go to: http://realfoodcampaign.org/workshop-series-2011-2012

Schedule of Real Food's upcoming workshops:


MOFGA  Unity, ME October 12 & March 7


Overlook Farm  Rutland, MA October 3 & March 19

New Hampshire

NHIAF  Jackson, NH October 11 & March 6

Nomadic Farms  Wilton, NH October 25 & March 20

New York

NOFA-NY & Cornell Extension  Riverhead, NY October 14 & March 19

Hawthorne Valley Farm  Ghent, NY October 23 & February 22

Saratoga Springs UMC  Saratoga Springs, NY October 27 & February 23

Rhode Island

Wishing Stone Farm  Little Compton, RI September 21 & March 7


The Intervale Center  Burlington, VT October 8 & March 3

Two Rivers Center  Montpelier, VT October 10 & March 5

Butterworks Farm  Westfield, VT October 28 & March 2