Over a dozen organizations are active partners of the Burlington Food Council!
Association of Africans Living in Vermont
New Farms for New Americans
AALV’s mission is to promote the equal opportunity, dignity and self-sufficiency of individuals and families, who have a link to the African continent, regardless of race, ethnic group, religious or political affiliation or sexual orientation. New Farms for New Americans facilitates community gardening, market gardening and farming opportunities for refugees living in Burlington and surrounding communities.
Burlington School Food Project
The Burlington School Food Project is Vermont’s largest Farm to School program (www.farmtoschool.org), encompassing the entire Burlington School District. It is widely recognized as a model program for the rest of the state and country. Its mission is to connect students and their families with whole, fresh and local foods to improve the health of the community.
Burlington Legacy Project
Our mission is to help realize, in conjunction with other City stakeholders and players, a sustainable Burlington by 2030. This includes high quality education for all, a healthy natural environment, strong economic growth and a commitment to social equity. This vision is outlined in the Legacy Action Plan and reflects the input of hundreds of residents and others including business, non-profits, and government representatives.
Burlington Parks and Recreation
Check out the Burlington Parks and Recreation website for information about parks, sports, camping, gardens and more!
Burlington Permaculture acts to facilitate educational events, community partnerships and energized engagement in municipal organizations with the intention of helping create a vibrant, productive community, passionate about urban food production and skill and resource sharing.
The Campus Kitchen at the University of Vermont
CK UVM is a student-run nonprofit that seeks to increase food sustainability in Burlington by capturing unused food and redistributing it to members of the local community.
Center for Rural Studies
The UVM Center for Rural Studies (CRS) is a nonprofit research organization that addresses social, economic and resource-based problems of rural people and communities through applied research, evaluation, consulting and community outreach. CRS also hosts the Food System Research Collaborative (www.foodsystemresearch.net), a tool for sharing research and information and building partnerships for new food system work.
Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Established in 1994, the Center for Sustainable Agriculture provides timely information to Vermont communities and the UVM campus, cultivating understanding, innovative practices and policies that advance sustainable food and farming in Vermont and beyond.
City Market, Onion River Co-op
City Market, Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 5,000 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, City Market provides the area’s largest selection of local, natural and conventional foods and over 1,600 Vermont-made products.
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Fletcher Allen Health Care, in alliance with the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. With 562 licensed beds, 30 patient-care sites and more than 100 outreach clinics, Fletcher Allen serves as both a regional referral center for approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties in Vermont.
Friends of Burlington Gardens
Friends of Burlington Gardens (FBG) is a grassroots nonprofit founded in 2001 to support community, neighborhood and school gardening in the city of Burlington and across Vermont. We are the home of Healthy City Youth Initiative, a hands-on youth farm and garden program that serves the Burlington School District.
Grow Team ONE
Grow Team ONE (Old North End) is a resource for Burlington residents who want to learn about growing, harvesting and preserving food and aims to improve access to fresh produce in the Old North End. The volunteer-run, grassroots community organization also coordinates the Archibald and Riverside neighborhood gardens.
The Intervale Center protects and stewards 350 acres of land in the City of Burlington, provides agricultural opportunities to farmers and is leading a significant effort to change our food system. Our vision is to build a community food system that supports Vermont farms, provides diverse, high quality food, enhances working landscapes and contributes to a more vibrant and healthful Vermont.
Local Motion is a member-supported non-profit organization forging a culture of active transportation and recreation in northwestern Vermont.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is a nonprofit association of farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.
The mission of Shelburne Farms is to cultivate a conservation ethic by teaching and demonstrating the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources. As the foundation for this work, we practice sustainable rural land use and share a National Historic Landmark of exceptional natural and architectural beauty. Our program goals are to increase awareness and appreciation of natural and agricultural resources and the working landscape and to inspire active stewardship of the environment. Shelburne Farms is inspiring a growing number of caring and ecologically literate citizens to make choices that contribute to a sustainable future.
The Skinny Pancake
The Skinny Pancake is a community focused restaurant with locations in Burlington and Montpelier. Committed to the ideals of social entrepreneurship and food system sustainability, we believe in the importance and potential of the double bottom line: financial viability and social responsible business practices. Please come visit us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and dessert!
Vermont Department of Health
Please see our website for information on a wide range of health-related topics and descriptions of our public health programs and services.
Hunger Free Vermont
We are a statewide nonprofit that works with state agencies and community groups to develop sustainable hunger solutions. Since 1993, our outreach programs have substantially enhanced Vermont’s nutrition safety net and increased access to nutritious foods.
VT FEED (Food Education Everyday)
VT Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) is a Farm to School program run as a partnership of three Vermont non-profit organizations: Food Works at Two Rivers Center, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and Shelburne Farms.
VT FEED grew out of a deep belief that the growing disconnect from our land, our food and our Vermont agricultural roots was neither healthful nor sustainable; and that an important opportunity could be found in simultaneously promoting the resurgence of local farms and increasing equitable access to fresh, healthy food for all children through education and outreach in schools.