We work closely with organizations throughout New England to support local farms. We’re proud of our partnership with community leaders like Hannaford Supermarkets and the St. Albans Cooperative Store. Together we will help consumers and companies realize the importance of local farms in our economy and take action to ensure that they survive and prosper.
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Department of Agriculture
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Harvard University was the first University to join the Keep Local Farms effort in October 2009. For every single-serve milk sold in their retail outlets on campus, 10 cents is contributed to Keep Local Farms.
University of Vermont (UVM) came on board in November of 2009. Sodexo, the University’s food service company, has graciously offered to contribute 10 cents for every single-serve milk sold at the University to Keep Local Farms. Students have also shown tremendous support for the program with events and fundraisers to benefit our program.
Saint Michael’s College joined Keep Local Farms efforts in spring 2010. Like UVM, Saint Michael’s employs Sodexo food service to manage their dining halls and retail outlets. Ten cent contributions on each single-serve milk will start September 2010.
Bowdoin College is the first school in Maine to work with Keep Local Farms in their efforts to give back to dairy farmers. The contribution process will begin fall 2010.
Boston University is the largest University to date to align with the Keep Local Farms initiative. Ten cents for every single serve milk sold at their retail stores on campus will be distributed back to the Keep Local Farms fund beginning in September 2010.
Starting fall of 2010, Bates College contribute 10 cents per single-serve of milk to Keep Local Farms.
Champlain College is giving 10 cents to Keep Local Farms for every single-serve milk sold on campus.
All four major fluid milk processors in New England have expressed their support for Keep Local Farms and continue to be involved with Keep Local Farms efforts
DAIRY BRAND PARTNERS
Cabot Creamery has placed the Keep Local Farms logo on 43 Million Cabot Cheese Packages to spread the word about our program. They have also shown support by educating consumers on the Keep Local Farms Program through multiple consumer events.
Three Vermont Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops contributed $1 for every milkshake sold in June 2010 to Keep Local Farms. More events and promotions to come!
HEALTH CARE PARTNERS
Boston Medical is contributing 10 cents for every single-serve container of milk sold in their cafeteria to Keep Local Farms. The announcement was made April 2010 during an Earth Day event for members of the community.
RETAIL AND BUSINESS PARTNERS
The New Britain Rock Cats contribute $1 to Keep Local Farms for every Cabot Creamery cheeseburger sold at their ball park. Also, certain games during the season are “Keep Local Farms” games and for tickets purchased online to these games using a special promotion code, the Rock Cats contribute half of the ticket price to Keep Local Farms.
Co-op Food Stores has three locations spanning New Hampshire and Vermont. Starting June 2010, they will contribute 15 cents for every gallon of milk sold to Keep Local Farms.
Hannaford was the first retailer to sign on to Keep Local Farms and has supported the program in many ways. In their dairy aisle, consumers can find information about the benefits of purchasing local milk and how that purchase helps support local dairy farms. Hannaford has also been directing shoppers to KeepLocalFarms.org to learn more about local farms and how they can take part in the Keep Local Farms program.
Healthy Living Market in South Burlington, VT is accepting contributions of $1, $2 or $5 at the register to support the Keep Local Farms program.
St. Albans Co-op will contribute 20 cents per gallon of milk sold in their Co-Op store to Keep Local Farms.
Allen Lumber joined Keep Local Farms in March 2010. Consumers are able to contribute directly to Keep Local Farms at any of their six Allen Lumber and Kitchen & Bath stores in Vermont.
(VT) Throughout the 2010 season, Billings Farm & Museum will contribute 50 cents for every ice cream sold to Keep Local Farms. Billings Farm is one of the oldest Jersey farms in America and remains a working dairy farm, as well as a museum of Vermont’s rural past.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture
Vermont Agency of Agriculture
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Maine Department of Agriculture