Hi all, when I signed on to this listserv, I received the following information about its purpose and use. The info is also available at: Sending along in case folks may have forgotten about or misplaced this info. Deb




Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association Listserv


The purpose of the listserv is to help growers help one another with practical farming issues:

·         to buy and sell items from each another, or to buy in bulk

·         to share knowledge about farming practices

·         to share experience with products, equipment and supplies/suppliers

·         to discuss management issues such as insurance, labor, financing

·         to share farm employment opportunities or farm property for sale


Please refrain from sending any:

·         political messages

·         surveys

·         meeting announcements (send to Vern for the VT veg and berry newsletter)

·         spam of any kind


Sending non-practical messages will dilute the purpose of the listserv and reduce participation. Members that do not honor the purpose of the listserv may be removed. The listserv is only available to VVBGA members in good standing.


To send a message to everyone on the list, email it to: [log in to unmask]

Important: include a meaningful topic in the subject line of your email.

Replies to a message only go to the sender; unless you also reply to the listserv address: [log in to unmask]


When a question of general interest is asked to the list, such as “how do growers dry garlic?” please reply only to the sender, who should then compile all the answers and send out a message to the list with a descriptive subject matter line, "responses to garlic drying question."


This method limits the total number of emails coming from the listserv, and it allows one to more easily look for information in the listserv archives, which only shows the subject line.


All past messages are archived, by month at


Questions? Vern Grubinger, vegetable and berry specialist, University of Vermont Extension, [log in to unmask]



Debra M. Heleba

Sustainable & Organic Ag Program Coordinator

University of Vermont Extension

James Jeffords Hall, 63 Carrigan Drive

Burlington, Vermont 05405

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Learn about my current projects: Vermont SARE and eOrganic