"Feeding a New Economy" - Transforming an Old Factory into a Local Agricultural Engine





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Published on Oct 1, 2012

Rutland, VT: The Vermont Farmers Food Center is rising.
Learn more at www.VermontFarmersFoodCenter.org

BACKGROUND: Against the odds and a chorus of naysayers, community members are coming together in Rutland, Vermont to transform an old industrial site into a dynamic new agricultural center -- a driver of better health, new businesses and expanding markets all built around farming and locally grown food. Reclaiming one of the most blighted properties from the city's manufacturing past, these volunteers are working to write a new story for the future of Rutland and its economy. The VERMONT FARMERS FOOD CENTER will be the new permanent home of the Rutland Winter Farmers Market (the largest of its kind in the state) along with operations for its partners, the Vermont Food Bank and the Rutland Community Cupboard. Future plans include a full renovation of the buildings, a commercial kitchen, an aggregation / distribution center, and year-round educational programs.

Financial contributions, pro bono services and additional volunteers are welcome and needed. If you can lend a hand, even from a distance, please contact Greg Cox at coxveg@hotmail.com.

FILM by Great Jones Productions, NYC. Director / Producer, Art Jones; DP, Ben Wolf; Editor, Matt Schell; Music by Jim Papoulis. (www.great-jones.com)

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RUTLAND'S STORY OF REVIVAL from the feature-length documentary, THE BLOOD IN THIS TOWN, visit www.BloodInThisTown.com.


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