Vermont Farm to Plate: Vermont Food Systems Atlas
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund was created by the Vermont Legislature in 1995 to accelerate the development of Vermont’s green economy. They offer a variety of services from start-up grant funding to comprehensive economic reports. As the landscape of value-added agriculture evolved, the State of Vermont asked VSJF to create new programming to support Vermont’s farmers. This 10-year strategic plan engages multiple communities, agencies, and stakeholders to map food producers and provide a public education portal. VSJF turned to VDW as their partner to build a web application to sustain the plan’s goals over the next 8 years. This VSJF project is quickly becoming the leading body of work in the local food movement in the United States. The centerpiece is the Vermont Farm to Plate Food System Atlas which is powered by a VDW custom application.
VDW provided project management, site structure development and strategy, graphic design, website programming, database programming and database integration, and an elegant design. The entire site is managed on a Symfony 2 framework.