Hunger is an issue of growing concern nationwide, and farmers can play a critical role in helping individuals and families gain access to healthy, fresh, locally produced food. In 2011, we conducted interviews with 12 Vermont farmers who provide local food to low-income Vermonters through a wide array of activities including sale, donation, or other means. By better understanding how and why farmers work to address hunger in communities, Extension professionals can better support them to achieve the dual goals of food security and farm viability.
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Schattman, R., Berlin, L., Bochner, F. F., & Lawrence, M. (2015). Farmers' Engagement with Community Food Insecurity: Approaches, Perspectives, and Implications for Extension. The Journal of Extension, 53(4), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss4/6