Can local food save the world?
Vermont’s local food movement is a national leader. There are ambitious goals: the Vermont Farm to Plate plan calls for 10% local food consumption by 2020, while the New England Food Vision aims for 50% of all food consumed in New England to be from local sources by 2050. But we have a long way to go: Currently just 7% of Vermont’s food is sourced locally. We discuss the history and future of the local food movement, and a new documentary series on Vermont PBS, The Local Motive. (December 6, 2017 broadcast)
Holly Groschner , CEO Vermont PBS
Scott Campitelli, VP of Content, Vermont PBS
Mark Curran, co-founder, Black River Produce
Michael Cyr, marketing director, Skinny Pancake
Samantha Sheehan, VBSR, Local First Vermont