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The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 6 : Agriculture


(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 4719)
  • § 4719. Purpose and State goal

    (a) Purpose. It is the purpose of this chapter to establish a farm-to-school program to:

    (1) encourage Vermont residents in developing healthy and lifelong habits of eating nutritious local foods;

    (2) maximize use by Vermont schools of fresh and locally grown, produced, or processed food;

    (3) work with partners to establish a food, farm, and nutrition education program that educates Vermont students regarding healthy eating habits through the use of educational materials, classes, and hands-on techniques that inform students of the connections between farming and the foods that students consume;

    (4) increase the size and stability of direct sales markets available to farmers; and

    (5) increase participation of Vermont students in child nutrition programs by increasing the selection of available foods.

    (b) State Farm-to-School Network goal. It is the goal of the Farm-to-School Program to establish a food system that by 2025:

    (1) engages 75 percent of Vermont schools in an integrated food system education program that incorporates community-based learning; and

    (2) purchases 50 percent of food from local or regional food sources. (Added 2017, No. 63, § 1.)