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Top 10 Reasons to Join the Intervale Food Hub!

 
 Eco-Apple certified fruit at Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, VT

Eco-Apple certified fruit at Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, VT

 


#1. Support for Vermont farms and food makers

The Vermont farms and food makers we partner with are at the heart of everything we do. When you sign up for the season, you're providing reliability and stability to our producers, so they can focus on what they're so good at - creating delicious food! 

In the Fall/Winter season, when farm stands close and farmers markets slow down, there is still so much amazing local food to enjoy. 

 

#2. Promote healthy, sustainable farming practices

We partner with farms who are dedicated to sustainability. About 90% of the food that we source is certified organic, and the rest is grown or harvested using transparent, sustainable practices. Our farmers are contributing to keeping Vermont's land, air, and water healthy and clean!

 
 Ben Butterfield collecting pasture-raised eggs from Besteyfield Farm’s laying hens

Ben Butterfield collecting pasture-raised eggs from Besteyfield Farm’s laying hens

 

 #3. Help small farms grow

As a Food Hub member, you're providing reliability and stability that helps farms grow! Whether it's Red Wagon Plants budding herb business, or Besteyfield Farm's move to bigger pastures to increase egg production, we're working together to help Vermont farms thrive.

 

#4. Support the work of the Intervale Center

The not-for-profit Intervale Center is home to the Intervale Food Hub. We envision food systems that support joyful and vibrant communities, thriving farms and food businesses, healthy natural resources, and nourished, happy people.

 
 Andy Jones harvesting organic broccoli at Intervale Community Farm in Burlington’s Intervale

Andy Jones harvesting organic broccoli at Intervale Community Farm in Burlington’s Intervale

 

 #5. Cook with more nutrient-rich ingredients

The sustainable farming practices that our farmers use are not just good for the earth -they're good for you, too -- whether it's more vitamins and minerals in fresh produce organic produce, or healthier fats and more vitamins and minerals in grass-fed dairy. Regular deliveries of fresh, local food make it much easier to eat more nutritiously. Treat yourself!

 

#6. Embrace the changing seasons

Each season in Vermont is different - embrace the flavors and enjoy the variety that comes with the changes in local fruit, veggies, and other local specialty items from month to month! 

 
 Nancy and John Hayden harvesting organic rhubarb at The Farm Between in Jeffersonville, VT

Nancy and John Hayden harvesting organic rhubarb at The Farm Between in Jeffersonville, VT

 

#7. Learn new cooking techniques

Check out our weekly email newsletter for recipes and cooking tips - we try to cover every ingredient that you get! We've also started a series of cooking classes for members - so you can gain hands-on experience learning helpful cooking techniques! 

 

#8. Try new ingredients and new flavors

With the changing seasons, you'll always find your old favorite vegetables in the rotation -- but you might find a new favorite vegetable or recipe, too! Learning from our team and fellow Intervale Food Hub members is always fun and enjoyable.

 
 Nick and Bobby packing up organic kabocha squash at the Intervale Food Hub

Nick and Bobby packing up organic kabocha squash at the Intervale Food Hub

 

#9. Take advantage of flexible payments and vacation options

We've added lots of convenience to our subscriptions. As always, you can pay in set up recurring installments if you'd rather not pay in full. Plus, if you'll be out of town for a delivery, we have several vacation options now, too! 

 

#10. Customize your weekly delivery

We now offer our Vermont Vegetable Package in 3 different sizes, so you can find the perfect fit. We also offer an online Pop-Up Shop, so you can add eggs, cheese, meat, bean burgers, and other delicious local ingredients to your order from week-to-week.

 

 

What's your favorite reason to support the Intervale Food Hub?

Join us for the Fall/Winter Season!

 Sign up by Friday, October 26th