Thursday, July 2, 2015

We are looking to add to our team!

Food Engagement Leader and Gleaning Coordinator

This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. VHCB is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state.

This position works with the Healthy Roots Collaborative and is located at the Fairfield Community Center. The Healthy Roots Collaborative educates consumers about the benefits of buying local and examines the current distribution infrastructure for growers and producers.
The Fairfield Community Center serves the area through the food shelf, weekly senior meals, cooking classes, and exciting vacation and summer camps for youth of all ages. They provide social, health, and educational programs for all ages in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment to create, promote, and enhance the well being of our community. Together, these two organizations can help to increase access to fresh food and reduce food waste within Franklin/Grand Isle Counties. This year-round position works with Healthy Roots Collaborative to expand gleaning opportunities in the Franklin/Grand Isle Counties combined with conducting education and outreach for the Fairfield Community Center Food Shelf.

The goal of the Food Engagement Leader and Gleaning Coordinator is to collaborate with community partners to enhance the education and outreach platform of the Fairfield Community Center Food Shelf, while engaging producers and providing farms with professionally coordinated gleaning services with the assistance of volunteers.

Please respond to the email above or check out the full job description and application instructions here:

Monday, June 22, 2015

JIG-in-the-valley Flea Market!

The 23rd Annual Jig in the valley is fast approaching! This year we will have an exciting line-up of musicians, tons of food, an exciting raffle and fun for the whole family! Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 26th.

This year we will also feature a flea market and you can come and sell to the community for only $20 for a space. Sign up now!

Call 827-3130 or email for more information!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Help us get ready for summer!

Mark your calendar for May 30th.

The garden needs some love so join us if you can to get ready for the summer!

Saturday, May 30th 9am-11am stop by the center for a quick spruce up of the garden.

Hope to see you there!