Alissa Matthews

Alissa Matthews

Alissa Matthews grew up farming vegetables with her family in southwest Pennsylvania. As a teenager she moved to Vermont with her family, attended UVM, and fell in love with the people and landscapes in the state. After leaving briefly to study community development and social geography back in Pennsylvania, Alissa is thrilled to have found her way back to Vermont working in a field she loves.

What we do

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.