Subject: Spread the Word! Statewide Local Food Summit - April 10th
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are writing to invite you to participate in and help us spread the word about an important upcoming event.
We encourage you to pass this invitation on to others in your networks, agencies, and organizations in order to ensure a diverse group of stakeholders are able to provide input at this critical juncture for the Farm to Plate 10-year strategic plan. Thank you.
Join hundreds of other Vermonters in shaping the future ofVermont's farm and food system at the
Statewide Local FoodSummit
Saturday April 10th, 9:30am-4:00pm, at theRutlandMiddle SchoolCampus.
If you havenít already, please RSVP to[log in to unmask]to reserve your spot - space is limited. There is a $10 registration fee to help defray lunch costs. Scholarships available.
The Farm to Plate Initiative is preparing a 10 year strategic plan forVermont's farm and food sector, and your input is needed at this critical stage in the process. Farm to Plate staff are partnering with many interested people and organizations to host a day of food system education, planning and networking.
Join us at the summit to:
Hear from national expert Ken Meter about how local food planning from around the country and how theVermontplan may be a model for others to follow
Hear about our preliminary findings from the Farm to Plate research, regional summits, focus groups and other stakeholder meetings
Connect with other Vermonters committed to improving the local food system, and
Review and comment on DRAFT Farm to Plate Strategic Plan goals and objectives for the future ofVermont's farm and food sector.
Pleasespread the word to a wide array of people and organizations; we'd like to have a broad representation from all areas in the food system. Thanks for all you are doing to support a healthy and viable farm and food system inVermont!