Farmstand at the South Burlington food shelf +
After almost 15 years of growing nutrient-dense foods for families to select we moved to a new model in 2020: offering fresh produce to the South Burlington Food Shelf for families and households to select. We set up a Farmstand each time the Food Shelf is open from early May to Thanksgiving. We partner with local chefs to prepare nourishing meals 6 times a year for over 300 people.
Farm to School
Our educators seek to deepen knowledge about nourishing foods with students, faculty, and families. We emphasize local, healthy, mindful eating in more than 1,000 students per month. Lessons are delivered in person to Preschool to Grade 5 classrooms. Common Roots has also produced seasonal video lessons...available at the bottom of our Farm to School Page.
Farm to Go
Common Roots provides ongoing training for middle schoolers that require an expanding skill set.
Our Student Chefs bring home nourishing, balanced meals and recipes for their families. Students have prepared over 14,000 meals to date.
Talented educators collaboratively nurture the inner life of people of all ages.
We facilitate opportunities for children, families, and the community throughout the year on our farms, in the Seven Sisters Abenaki Garden, and at the Wheeler Homestead. In camps, field trips, workshops, Farm Hop, Maple Moon, and other seasonal gatherings. These experiences are designed to nurture a sense of wonder, and gratitude and offer acts of reciprocity towards the land.