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Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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AT THE RECENT ACORN Producers and Buyers Forum in Middlebury, Moira Cook, Department of Health district director for Addison County, discusses the Healthcare Prescription Shares program in which doctors prescribe fresh vegetables. Farmers at the forum were connected with corporate and institutional buyers who may be interested in their crops.

MIDDLEBURY — Growers, food producers, buyers and distributors attended the Producers and Buyers Forum: Local to Global that was hosted Nov. at Middlebury College by Addison County Relocalization Network, known as ACORN.

The forum started with a keynote address by Greg Georgaklis of Farmers to You, linking together issues around local and national food production and distribution. He delivered the message that consolidation within production, distribution and retail outlets affects Vermont producers’ profit margins for their fresh and valued-added products.

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