VFN is a membership-based organization. Partner Member businesses pay dues that help cover the costs of direct member benefits. However, we undertake a range of projects throughout the year that go beyond these dues and benefits. Whether it’s going in-depth on key issues like fish from Lake Champlain or offering educational events for an audience beyond our membership or building collaborative programs like the DigInVT partnership - we rely on grants and donations to pay for these initiatives. You can help us achieve our larger mission through donating to VFN as a Supporting Member.
Benefits of Supporting Membership:
- Member Pricing for Vermont Fresh Network events including our Annual Forum Dinner at Shelburne Farms.
- A subscription to our bi-weekly e-newsletter The Fresh Feed, keeping you up-to-date on the latest events and local food news!
- A VFN window sticker.
- Your name entered into our annual cookbook giveaway raffle
Supporting Members can also be businesses - see this page for details on benefits that come with business membership at this level. If you're interested in supporting VFN as a sponsor please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vermont Fresh Network is dedicated to a flourishing local food system for the benefit of our environment, our communities, our health and the overall strength of the rural economy. We approach this work through connections between farmers and chefs. Chefs, and other culinary professionals, play a key role in shaping our daily food lives and present unique market opportunities for Vermont food producers. We are the primary statewide organization representing this perspective in local food work. Thank you for your support.