5:00PM - 7:00PM
An informative panel discussion on our Local Food System and it's accessibility, brought to you by City Market and The Intervale Center.
“Local” is a popular buzzword in our food system, but even if food is grown locally, does that mean it’s more accessible? According to US Census data, 13% of Vermont households are food insecure, meaning they don’t have access to enough food to meet basic needs at all times. While creating economic opportunities for Vermont farmers and food producers has been a major goal within our state, the development of the local food system hasn’t necessarily made food more affordable for people experiencing food insecurity. We’ll explore this multifaceted issue and discuss innovative approaches during a lively panel discussion with local food producers and representatives from organizations focused on alleviating food insecurity in Vermont.
Meet the Panel:
- Lynette Richards, Community Kitchen Academy
- Benjy Adler, Skinny Pancake
- Faye Conte, Hunger Free Vermont
- Sarah Alexander, Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue
- Rachel Schattman, University of Vermont Meet the Panel: