There are many resources out there to help individuals, businesses, and communities through this Crisis. Many towns in Vermont have mutual aid forms, and community-led efforts to keep everyone connected. We urge you to reach out to your town, and see how you can receive support you need, or offer to lend a hand.
Here are a few great resources and portals to collected resources on specific topics.
Resources for Farms and Food Businesses:
Vermont Department of Health, Food & Lodging COVID-19 Fact Sheet Here
Vermont Department of Health, Food & Lodging Program Genral Information Here
Emergency Loans from the Vermont Farm Fund Here
Comprehensive List of Resources from VT Farm to Plate Here
Farm Distribution Matchmaking Tool from NOFA Vermont Here
UVM Extension Webinar Series for Farmers Here
Covid-19 Resources for Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Here
Link to State of Vermont and Federal Resources for Working Lands Businesses from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Here
Employment Law FAQ for Farmers and Farmworkers from the Center for Ag and Food Systems at the Vermont Law School Here
Resources for Retailers and Farm Stores
A Guide to help retailers promote local foods and specialty products at their store or farmstand, Created by CAE