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. Stay tuned for 2014 fall workshops.

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