For Farmers

Kilpatrick Family FarmWhat’s Growin’ On – Blog and Website
A hub of resources and a vibrant blog for farmers in the Rutland region:

  • Farm job and internship listings
  • Land opportunities
  • Farmer Mentorship Directory

>> What’s Growin’ On Blog

Skill-building Workshops
Each year RAFFL partners with area farmers and agriculture experts to bring summer workshops and winter growers’ discussions to the Rutland region. Interested presenters should contact RAFFL.

>>Summer workshop series

One-on-One Assistance
Have a farm-related question? RAFFL helps connect farmers with:

  • Land opportunities
  • Jobs and/or internships
  • New markets
  • Grant opportunities

>> Contact RAFFL

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Locally Grown Guide
Includes farm listings and articles about eating locally. RAFFL prints 40,000 copies of the Locally Grown Guide each year, making it a great way to advertise your farm business to locals and tourists.

>>Locally Grown Guide

Basket of VeggiesFarm to Workplace
RAFFL coordinates a CSA distribution program at eight work sites in Rutland.

Farm to Workplace is part of RAFFL’s work to create new markets in the region: the majority of participants have not bought a CSA before and do not regularly shop at the farmers’ market.

>>Farm to Workplace

Gleaning at Old Gates FarmGlean Team
RAFFL collects extra produce from farmers and home gardeners to donate to area food shelves and food service organizations. Donate by:

  • Giving extra produce to RAFFL at the farmers’ market
  • Having RAFFL organize a gleaning on your farm

>>Glean Team

boots!Farmers Gatherings and Events
RAFFL hosts regular events to help farmers get to know each other and build community:

  • Farmers Gatherings
  • Quarterly New Farmer Mixers
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Twilight in the Meadow

Farming Resources

RAFFL helps new and existing farms succeed in the Rutland region: we connect farmers with resources, land, and new markets & customers. If you have a farm-related question, please call us at (802) 417-1528

What’s Growin’ On Blog and Website – specifically geared towards farmers in the Rutland region of Vermont