Measuring Food Waste: Our statewide study is underway

Screenshot of interview with Theresa Snow on CCTVAn estimated 2 million pounds of food is lost annually on Vermont Farms – an estimate rooted in Salvation Farms’ 12 years of experience working closely with farmers throughout the state. In 2016, Salvation Farms is working with researcher Elana Dean of Isgood Community Research to design and implement a study that will help us comprehend the full scope of food loss at the farm level. Our Food Loss Study aims to determine how much food is lost on Vermont farms annually and how farmers perceive efforts to manage their surplus crops.

Read some recent coverage here:
Measuring food waste: Salvation Farms takes gleaning to a new level
Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, 2/5/16

See other recent highlights of Salvation Farms in the news below.

How We Meet Our Mission

Utilizing local resources, skills and knowledge, we create strong partnerships across industries and sectors to effectively move surplus food from farms to those who need it.


Other Recent Highlights in the news:

Alt Text: Screenshot of interview with Theresa Snow on CCTV

Check out this recent interview with our Executive Director, Theresa Snow. Thanks to Stauch Blaise & the Vermont Workers' Center for hosting it on CCTV in October.
<--to watch the video, click here.

To learn more about Salvation Farms' gleaning work - check out this recent article by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund that gets to the heart of why we do our work:
No Crop Left Behind: Gleaning for a Food Secure Future

...And we were one of seven organizations featured in the Sustainability Institute at UNH's new series on climate change:
Salvation Farms: Resilience Through Food Surplus Management



  • What's Happening

    Taking Stock

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    A volunteer stoops to retrieve acorn squash.

    Winter Solstice is upon us. On these days of least light, historically a time to check winter food reserves, we at Salvation Farms take stock, plan, and sow hope in the birth of a new year.

    This fall saw transitions and expansions in both our team and programs. We welcomed James Hafferman into the role of Director of Administration and Development, and expanded our Board of Directors. Developing our programs at a fast clip over the past few months has had us on our toes, and our AmeriCorps VISTAs offer reflections on their program involvement below. It is with gratitude that we pause to compose this update for … Read More

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