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Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need
Featured
June 20, 2018

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need

Home gardens and local farm fields are beginning to fill up with fresh produce as the growing season gets underway. And with it, the Vermont Foodbank’s gleaning teams are taking to the fields to harvest surplus fresh food for people struggling to afford it.

The…

Local News
January 3, 2018

RAFFL programs to continue with new sponsors

By Evan Johnson

The board of directors of the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) announced last week that all of its existing programs will continue operating into the future, despite RAFFL’s impending closure. The RAFFL board announced in October that it would cease…

Local News
November 2, 2017

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link to end operations

The Board of Directors of the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) voted at their October meeting to cease operations by year end. RAFFL currently operates five programs and is in negotiations with local food system partners to continue this work.

“The decision to…

News Briefs
December 28, 2016

RAFFL meets fundraising goal for new van

RUTLAND—Thanks to contributions from family, friends, and community members, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link has met its fundraising goal to acquire a gently used van for the Glean Team. The organization raised $1,500 through Facebook and its website, with $1,000 matched by the…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 21, 2016

RAFFL staffer offers festive food program

Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.—RUTLAND—Julie Redington for Rutland Area Food and Farm Link’s “Everyday Chef” program presents a workshop, Festive Salads and No-Bake Cookies, on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Redington will hold an all-ages workshop for families to prepare a fun, kid…

News Briefs
December 14, 2016

RAFFL launches annual fundraiser, $75K goal

RUTLAND—In November, Rutland Area Farm and Food link (RAFFL) launched an effort to raise $75,000 to expand its current programming and outreach within the current communities it serves. With a successful campaign by year’s end, RAFFL will be able to continue its efforts to capture…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
September 14, 2016

RAFFL announces return of Twilight in the Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m.—WELLS—Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) is thrilled to announce the return of Twilight in the Meadow, an intimate evening of local food, craft beer and delicious wine alongside live music, dancing and our highly anticipated auctions, both live…

News Briefs
August 18, 2016

RAFFL announces new executive director

RUTLAND—On Aug. 10, the board of directors of Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) announced that Elena Gustavson has been named the new executive director, effective Aug. 1. Gustavson succeeds Tara Kelly, who was appointed in June to serve as the planning director for…