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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Pack Local Veggies for Farm Fresh Connect

Phil Gurley


  • Help to pack veggies delivered by farmers every Wednesday
  • Ability to sort different veggies and meats and effectively and quickly pack them into bags to be delivered


Every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm..


  • Ability to lift 25lbs

  • Ability to pack bags of veggies effectively

  • be interested in the local food movement

  • Chat with local farmers

Glean Team

Amanda Landry

The Glean Team captures surplus produce from local farms for donation to community organizations in the Rutland region. Community-driven and coordinated by RAFFL, the program works to make healthy, local produce accessible to any who need it.

For more information about volunteering, organizing a glean on your farm or receiving donated produce contact RAFFL's Gleaning Coordinator at or (802) 558-5789.

Photograph Our Events

Phil Gurley


  • Photograph our events
  • your photos will be used on our website and social media platforms


Check out our event calendar and see what upcoming events work for you. Just specify what event in the volunteer sign-up form.


  • Have your own camera

  • no level of photography skill needed

  • be interested in the local food movement

Distribute 2017 Locally Grown Guides

Amanda Landry


Distributing our 2017 Locally Grown Guide to locations in Vermont. This position will assist the Locally Grown Guide coordinator in distributing the guide widely throughout the Rutland region. This work will support Rutland Area Farm and Food Link’s greater mission of building connections that grow a strong agricultural economy and healthy community. By ensuring the guide is delivered to key locations throughout the area, community members will be more engaged with local food, and more connected to the agricultural landscape of our region.

Dates and Locations:

  • Rutland, Bennington, Machester, Champlain Valley Areas
    • April 21st - 23rd 
    • April 28th - May 1st 
    • Any weekdays you are available after April 19th



  • Valid Drivers license
  • Vehicle
  • Ability to lift Locally Grown Guide bundles (Appox. 5 lbs)
  • Comfortable speaking with strangers about RAFFL and the LGG
  • Delivery routes will take anywhere from 1-4 hours, and should be completed during business hours


  • RAFFL will provide a brief orientation to the Guide, as well as information about our organization, our mission, and our work.
  • Volunteers will be provided with a map of their delivery route, and a checklist of delivery sites
  • RAFFL staff will be available by phone to support volunteers as they are out in the field.