Localvore Project

Celebrating and supporting local food in the Mad River Valley - those who eat it and those who grow it - through education, community connections, and collective wisdom.

Don't eat food that won't rot.


Michael Pollan

On NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

April 4, 2009


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This is the archived website for the Mad River Valley Localvore Project.  Here you can find information about the groups activities between 2006 and 2011 as well as our recipe database. 

To access the Mad River Localvores website, click here.

Current News Of Interest to Localvores

Mad River Valley Foodshed Map

Click the map to download a full-sized PDF map.




Click the grid to download a full-sized PDF of the farm grid.

For a hard copy of the map, pick up a copy of the 4-Season Guide throughout the Valley or at any of the Vermont Welcome Centers. You can view a virtual copy of the guide by clicking here.

The accompanying Farm Grid lists each of the farms and provides contact information including a website address, e-mail and phone number. There are also details about the products grown/raised/produced by each of the farms as well as info about visiting the farm and where you can buy their products.

This map is maintained and funded by the Mad River Valley Localvore Project. We are grateful to Bev Kehoe, publisher of the 4-Season Guide, for being a huge supporter of this project. Thanks also to Ben and Jerry's Foundation and the VT Department of Agriculture for grants that initially funded the project.

Google Map of the Mad River Valley Foodshed

We also have an interactive Google Map of our Foodshed to match the printed map. 


What the heck is a Localvore and why should I care?

Thank you to these businesses and organizations who have made donations to support MRV Localvore Project events and activities since our inception in April 2006:

ACME Vermont

American Flatbread and Lareau Farm

Beaver Pond Farm Bed and Breakfast

Boyden Valley Winery

Callie McAllister

Center for Whole Communities

Champlain Orchards

Chelsea Green

Chez Henri

Common Man Restaurant

Eastie Long

Vermont Festival of the Arts

Frozen Butcher

Gaylord Farm

George Schenk

Harwood Union High School Food Services

High Mowing Seeds

Kenyonís Variety Store

Knoll Farm

Lareau Farm Inn

Laughing Moon Chocolates

Lee-Parish Galleries

Leonardo's Gelato and Sorbet

Little Hands Farm at Rootswork

Mad River Garden Center

Mad River Glen

Maple Wind Farm

Maryís Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek

Michaelís Good To Go

Misty Knoll Farm

Molly Stevens

Mountain Flower Farm

Mountain Valley Farm


Neill Dairy Farm

New England Grassroots Environmental Fund

Old Shaw Farm

Peteís Greens

Quaylís Chocolates

Red Hen Baking Company and Cafe

Santa Davida/Hartshorn Farm

Schoolhouse Market

Serena Fox Design

Sharon Crawford

Shelburne Farms

Skinner Barn

Sunshine Berry Farm (formerly Blair Berry Farm)

Sweet Pea Natural Foods Market and Spirit Cafe

The Big Picture

The Green Cup

The Millbrook Inn and Restaurant

The Round Barn Farm and Cooking from the Heart

Three Mountain Cafe

Timbers Restaurant


Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Vermont Butter and Cheese

Vermont Cranberry Company

Vermont Herb and Salad

Vermont Milk Company

Vermont Mystic Pie

Vermont Smoke and Cure

Vermont Spirits

Vermont Yak Company

Von Trapp Dairy Farm

Waitsfield Farmer's Market

Waitsfield Wine Shoppe

Warren Store

Yestermorrow Build/Design School



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