For Farmers

RAFFL supports new and existing farms in the Rutland region. We connect farmers with resources, land and new customers. We also offer one-on-one coaching and assistance in planning the many aspects of a farm business.

If you have a farm-related question, please contact Jen at 802-417-7096 or jen@rutlandfarmandfood.org.

One-on-One Assistance

RAFFL supports new and existing farms in the Rutland region by offering:

  • Referrals to statewide resources
  • Coaching on specific aspects of a farm business
  • Business and financial planning assistance

Kilpatrick Family FarmWhat’s Growin’ On Blog 

A hub of resources and a vibrant blog for farmers in the Rutland region:

  • Farm job and internship listings
  • Land opportunities
  • Farmer Membership Directory
  • Workshops & Events

Visit the What’s Growin’ On Blog

Basket of VeggiesFarm Fresh Connect

RAFFL coordinates an online farmers market and  CSA distribution program at work sites and schools in the Rutland region.

Farm Fresh Connect is part of RAFFL’s work to create new markets in the region.

Learn about the Farm Fresh Connect market

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Locally Grown Guide

Includes farm and business listings that help people find local food. RAFFL prints 35,000 copies of the Locally Grown Guide each year, and makes it available online – a great way to advertise your farm business to locals and tourists.

Locally Grown Guide

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.

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

Learn about The 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