Fullerton Inn hosts Rural Vermont’s Town Eating Day

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Rural Vermont, an organization set up to assist farmers with their legal and financial problems as well as offer a means for farmers to speak out, is inviting Chester residents to come to the Fullerton Inn and Restaurant, 40 The Common, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29th, for Town Eating Day.

During the event, residents will be able to review the Food Sovereignty Resolution as it will appear on Chester’s Town Meeting Day ballot while enjoying a “Leap for Local” food tasting featuring the bounty of local farms prepared by Fullerton’s Chef James Beliveau. There is no charge for the event but donations will be welcomed. Please RSVP for planning purposes by either calling Rural Vermont at 802-223-7222 or emailing shelby@ruralvermont.org.

The “Leap for Local” tasting will highlight some of the farm and food producers in the greater Chester community. A Farmer Showcase in the lobby will provide an opportunity to meet and mingle with area farmers, including Jersey Girls Dairy of Chester, Springmore Farm of Baltimore and Coger’s Sugarhouse Garden of Springfield.

Chester residents will also be able to participate in an informal discussion with Rural Vermont staff about Chester’s “Food Sovereignty” resolution and its potential impacts on the community as well as the state of Vermont.

The principles of food sovereignty call for food for all people that is healthy and accessible, valuing food providers and localizing the food system as well as the decisions that are made around it. As part of this campaign, Rural Vermont is working with towns, such as Chester, to pass Town Meeting Day resolutions that will prioritize the interests of communities over those of the corporate food regime.

The Fullerton Inn and Restaurant is donating Chef James’ time as well as the space for the event.

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  1. What a great opportunity for the community to come out and find out more about Rural Vermont, an amazing organization that has been helping Vermont farmers (and therefore VT in general) for more than 25 years. Under the direction of its new director, Andrea Stander, the organization seems to be recognizing the next generation of farmers. It’s reaching out using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter – smart… Find out more about the work of Rural Vermont on its Facebook page – http://on.fb.me/rural-vt – or on its website – http://bit.ly/ruralvt.

    Special thanks to the Fullerton Inn for hosting this terrific event. http://bit.ly/fullerton-inn