In the News
Vally News – April 24, 2020
Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center has started a Nature Journal Club for kids to keep them engaged with the outside world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vermont Digger – November 17, 2019
As a thick cloud cover dispersed over Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford one morning late last month, Marnie Williamson took a break from planting bulbs to check on her newest crop. Slim leaves resembling ordinary blades of grass were the only vegetation sprouting up in most of the holes she’d cut in the landscape fabric.
Valley News – June 1, 2017
Students in a cooking class for middle schoolers at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, Vt., try sauerkraut served by education program assistant Andie Hession, left, after preparing a batch of their own for fermentation Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Valley News – August 2, 2016
By Nora Doyle-Burr, Valley News Staff Writer
Published August 02, 2016
It was a familiar summer camp scene. With morning dew on the grass, parents dropped off children between the ages of 6 and 10, leaving them with fresh-faced counselors for the day.
But this camp was a little different. The drop-off location was Cedar Circle Farm, an organic vegetable farm in East Thetford. Families said their goodbyes in front of a red barn on Pavillion Road. Nearby, a row of golden sunflowers shone in the morning light.
Dr. Vandana Shiva visits VermontKate Duesterberg – November 25, 2014
In early November, Cedar Circle Farm had the privilege of hosting the internationally renowned environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva. We had met Dr. Shiva several times before at conferences and meetings that focus on organic agriculture’s contribution to reversing climate chaos.
While in New York at the Peoples’ Climate March in September, she offered to spend a few days with us here in Vermont to help support the grassroots’ efforts on GMO labeling. In addition to a visit to Cedar Circle Farm, Dr. Shiva spoke in Burlington and at the Vermont Law School.
The video posted here is her speech in Burlington. The topic was Food System Transformation and Reversing the Climate Crisis: How Vermont’s GMO labeling law is part of the solution.
Get inspired: both of Dr. Vandana Shiva’s talks are worth checking out!
Passing our new GMO labeling was a huge success, but it is by no means over. The new law is being challenged in court by the big food industry. Your continued support in this fight is essential. You can keep up to date on all the latest developments by visiting the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition online.
NOFA-VT and Vermont Organic Farmers – July 24, 2014
Valley News – June 7, 2014
At Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, the bulk of the strawberry patches are covered in blossoms, said Cat Buxton, who manages the education programs at the farm. Like other farms, Buxton said she expects to have pick-your-own strawberries available by late June.
Farm Aid Blog – May 21, 2014
We’re thrilled to have a guest blog by Will Allen and Kate Duesterberg of Cedar Circle Farm in Vermont. Will and Kate were instrumental in the recent win for GMO labeling in Vermont. We asked Will and Kate to tell us how Vermonters came together to get it done
Burlington Free Press – May 1, 2014
After labeling legislation failed to move in 2011, Will Allen, manager of Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center in Thetford, said he realized Vermont needed a more refined bill similar to those that were then in the works in California and Washington. In 2012, he pulled together four groups to form the Vermont Right to Know Coalition to work on passing a labeling bill.
Those groups — Cedar Circle Farm, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and Rural Vermont — have stuck together for three years. Unlike many such coalitions, Allen said, this one worked.
“It’s not that we didn’t have disagreements,” Allen said, but, “I think everybody believed we could do it.”
Common Dreams – February 10, 2014
While H.112 has been proven to be “fully defensible in court”, Vermont legislators are scrambling to deflect a perceived lawsuit. In this article published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Common Dreams, Cedar Circle Farm co-managers, Will Allen and Kate Duesterberg, lay out the ‘trigger strategy’ as “just another way for state legislators to avoid direct confrontation with corporate bullies…” more…
NOTE: On February 7 the Senate Agriculture Committee passed H.112 out of committee without a trigger. Next stop is the Senate Judiciary Committee.