Andrea Stander

Andrea Stander

Andrea Stander has served as the director of Rural Vermont since 2012. She brings 25 years of experience in community organizing, communications, and political advocacy to her work. A Vermont resident since 1997, she is a committed local food consumer and, like author E.B. White, wrestles daily with the conundrum of saving the world or savoring it.

Rural Vermont at 30: Supporting Farmers to Sustain Farming

Andrea Stander | May 20, 2015 | Summer '15 | Issue thirty-three


In early April, on an evening that concluded with yet another “surprise” late-season snowstorm, more than 100 people gathered at the historic Capital City Grange Hall on the edge of Montpelier to celebrate the official beginning of Rural Vermont’s 30th anniversary.

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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.