The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) announces the availability of matching grant funds for the Vermont Local Food Market Development Grant Program. The purpose of this grant is to foster Vermont producers’ access to wholesale markets and to increase the quantity of local food available in Vermont institutions and other Vermont wholesale markets by addressing barriers in the supply chain. This program encourages local food wholesale market development opportunities with an institutional focus across the state. VAAFM is now accepting project proposals for matching grants of $2,000 up to $5,000 from Vermont farmers, producer groups, and value-chain facilitators to further institutional and other in-state wholesale market development in Vermont.
Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019.