Local artists offer visions of food-with dignity

Rural Vermont kicked off Art For Agrarians, the group's first art auction, at the Twin Pond Retreat Center last Sunday. People came from all corners of the state for a chance to bid on pieces exclusive to the event, and to get a sneak peak at what would soon be available through the online auction.

Homemade hors d'oeuvres and wine from Lincoln Peak Vineyards helped make for an afternoon filled with happy stomachs and good conversation.

Artist Lorna Schilling said "It was an excellent opportunity to see great work by local artists, and to learn more about the great work that Rural Vermont is doing to help keep family farming economically viable."

The afternoon was also highlighted by the introduction of Rural Vermont's new executive director Brian Moyer. Moyer expressed his excitement to be joining Rural Vermont, and the important role the organization will play in helping ensure the future of small-scale agriculture in Vermont and beyond.

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