Ela Chapin and Liz Gleason

Ela Chapin and Liz Gleason

Ela Chapin and Liz Gleason operate the Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a statewide business planning program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board that assists farm, food, and forestry business operators. Business advisors are matched with these entrepreneurs, providing assistance with business management skills, feasibility studies, and marketing.

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Our stories, interviews, and essays reveal how Vermont residents are building their local food systems, how farmers are faring in a time of great opportunity and challenge, and how Vermont’s agricultural landscape ties into larger questions of sustainability and the future of our food supply. 

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