Vermont schools receive $2.5 million worth of federally-purchased American-grown foods each year as part of the USDA Foods program. This program has a duel mission of supporting American agriculture and supporting school meals programs, but in the past the program has not directly supported agriculture in Vermont. Child Nutrition Programs at the Vermont Agency of Education has been working to change this over the past four years by increasing the number of local and regional foods offered through the program. View the resource.
USDA Foods: Supporting Vermont Agriculture