In January 2011, when the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan was released, an economic analysis indicated that with every five percent increase in food production in the state, 1,700 new jobs would be created. Goal #1 of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan is to increase Vermonters’ local food consumption from five to ten percent over ten years.
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Darlene Wolnik-Helping Public Markets Grow
Recent and current work:
•Brooklyn NYC-Conducted a series of trainings for community markets for the Brooklyn District Public Health Office (BDPHO).
•Brooklyn NYC- Assisted BDPHO with developing farmers market technical assistance programs.
•Farmers Market Coalition-Writer/Researcher: Assisting with University of Virginia Morven Summer Institute course on farmers market evaluation.
•Farmers Market Coalition: Writer/Researcher for training and technical assistance project.
•Farmers Market Coalition: Project staff for Farmers Market Metrics Prototype Research.
•Louisiana: Assisted LSU AgCenter and Farmers Market Coalition with first statewide market conference.
•Louisiana: Assisting students at Southeastern University in Hammond with food system research and farmers market strategy.
*Louisiana: Assisting Urban Conservancy with day-long Community Wealth Workshop featuring Michael Shuman in New Orleans LA
• Maine: Researched farmers market job descriptions for People's Regional Opportunity Program work with farmers markets.
•Mississippi: Assisting Gulf Coast markets with surveys for location and customer/vendor satisfaction.
•Vermont- Designed and led evaluation workshop for VT markets for NOFA-VT
•Vermont : Researched and write report on SNAP, FMNP technology and policy answers for VT farmers markets in collaboration with NOFA-VT and VAAFM
•Wallace Center: Researching and writing case studies of successful direct marketing Mississippi farmers and markets.
•Why Hunger: Creating online toolkit for grassroots communities in 3 regions.
She also serves as a Market Programs Advisor to Farmers Market Coalition and on the Food Hub Management Program National Advisory Board.
Feel free to contact me at my name at gmail dot com if I might be able to help your market or business.
- The MADFeed — Nyapo’s Garden and the Terroir of MemoryMichael…http://madfeed.co/post/82287098089/michael-twitty-mad-terroir-of-memory A few months ago I was asked to do a piece for the MAD food blog by Gabe Ulla and Rene Redzepi…yes that Rene: ..a piece about culinary justice in action. Here you can read about how one very … Continue reading →
- The Washington Post: Passover With A Strictly Biblical Flavorhttp://m.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/passover-with-a-strictly-biblical-flavor/2014/04/07/f6893c04-b531-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html Special thanks to Rhea Yablon Kennedy for a fantastic sampling in the Washington Post and a for a great adaptation of my Barbecue Lamb Rub. The tested recipe shot looks beautiful!! Happy Pesach!
- The MADFeed — Nyapo’s Garden and the Terroir of MemoryMichael…
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