ACORN Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

ACORN to Mark 10-Year Anniversary at Annual Meeting

ACEDC member the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year since it first organized in 2005 to strengthen the local food and energy economy in Addison County. Community stakeholders who are passionate about the Southern Champlain Valley’s local food culture and economy are invited to join them at ACORN’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at American Flatbread in Middlebury’s Marble Works from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. ACORN will showcase its food advocacy work over the last decade while also looking to what is planned for 2016.

Molly Anderson, the new Professor of Food Studies at Middlebury College, will present the keynote and speak about how we can work together to build a better food system. She was the Founding Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program at Tufts University and one of the co-authors of the New England Food Vision which calls for our region to build the capacity to produce at least 50% of clean, fair, just and accessible food for all New Englanders by 2060.

ACORN invites anyone interested in the local food system, from farmers to citizens to legislators to attend. Please join them to meet your neighbors, community members and activists who are supporting local food initiatives.

Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will feature discounts on local brews and ciders. All-natural flatbread pizzas featuring Addison County ingredients will be available for purchase. 

ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization based in Middlebury, VT whose mission is to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermont’s Southern Champlain Valley. They are working with growers, schools, businesses and community and statewide partners to double the consumption of locally-grown food by 2020. For more information, click here.