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Local Farmers Respond to COVID-19

With the recent global pandemic and Vermont's stay-at-home order, local farmers are responding to public health and food security concerns through new measures to protect customers and create more resilient communities.

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Local Farmer Responses to COVID 19

Faculty member Tatiana Abatemarco and Robert Frost Stone House Museum Director Erin McKenny hosted a panel discussion with Lisa MacDougall of Mighty Food Farm, Jesse Pyles of Smokey House, and Jesse McDougall of Studio Hill Farm regarding the specific actions being taken in the Bennington region to maintain a robust local food supply during the pandemic and beyond.

Bennington College's involvement work is supported by a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supports a three-year collaborative effort with local partners to address the systemic causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.

Learn more:

Regenerative Food Network

Vermont Farmers Food Center

UVM Survey: Food Insecurity in Vermont Rose 33% During Pandemic

Natural Resources Conservation Service

VT Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets