October is Farm-to-School month and that means school kitchens are filled with… berries! Food service providers at Academy School and Brattleboro Union High School are hard at work freezing over 350 lbs of berries so their students can snack on local fruits all winter long.These schools, along with 27 others, are regular buyers of local food through the Food Connects Food Hub, an aggregation and distribution food hub serving Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. The food hub currently works with over 45 producers and 100 wholesale buyers, delivering local products to the region four days a week.
After more than 40 years in operation, Community Action Brattleboro Area (CABA) has voted to officially cease operations. The funds remaining in the organization's name have been donated to Food Connects to support that organization's work cultivating farm and food connections in schools and communities in and around Windham County.....(Brattleboro Reformer)