Tag Archives: Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Gleaning veggies benefits locals in need
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.


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
April 13, 2016

Rutland Region News Briefs

by Lani Dukes

Infrastructure plans

The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging hopes to buy and renovate the former Maple Terrace assisted living facility, 143 Maple St., with the goal of turning it into the organization’s new permanent offices. SVCA recently asked for…

RAFFL hosts two interactive forums in Rutland

Thursday, March 24 — RUTLAND — Rutland Area Farm and Food Link will be hosting two interactive forums in conjunction with Vermont Farm to Plate and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. Both forums will take place in Rutland City, followed by a farmers and friends mixer afterwards.

10,000 hours of service
News Briefs
February 12, 2016

10,000 hours of service

Courtesy of CSJ

Provider Scholarship students hold bingo games at the Bardwell House.

RUTLAND—On Feb. 5, the College of St. Joseph announced that its Provider Scholars have contributed more than 10,000 service hours in the community since the program’s inception in…

News Briefs
December 22, 2015

CSJ’s Marble Valley Grows awarded Bowse Health Trust grant

College of St. Joseph has been awarded a grant by the Bowse Health Trust, a department of Rutland Regional Medical Center. The grant awards $88,400 over three years.

Marble Valley Grows, the farm-to-school network run by Kimberly Griffin, College of St. Joseph’s farm manager and…

News Briefs
December 4, 2015

News Briefs: Rutland Region

By Lani Duke

Rutland City

Where does the water go?

About half the water the Rutland city water plant treats seems to disappear. Of the average 2 million gallons of drinking water the city processes every day, only about half appears on billing statements, Public…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 2, 2015

Soil fertility management workshop open to vegetable farmers

Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m.—RUTLAND—On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will be hosting a workshop, “Soil Fertility Management for Vegetable Farmers,” at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Rutland from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will feature presenter Becky Maden, of UVM Extension and Singing…