• Annual Meeting
    Join us Wednesday, Nov 12 at the Ilsley Library from 5:30 -7:00PM for ACORN's Annual Meeting and enjoy a presentation by Greg Sharrow - "What can we learn about local food and farming from Vermonters growing up in the 1920s and 30s?" RSVP by emailing Maddy at
Growing community together in Addison County.
ACORN's mission is to help revitalize the health of our land, our local economy and our local communities so they can provide sustainable sources of food, water, energy, employment, capital and other essential resources.

What We Do

Project-based Approach

Addison County Relocalization Network serves as a catalyst for developing local, sustainable and collaborative solutions to the challenges facing Addison County communities from the growing instability of our energy systems, environment and economy.

ACORN’s mission is rooted in the observation that we have entered a disruptive chapter in our human story that we call the “transition,” a period of great cultural change and opportunity. More about ACORN…

Guide to Local Food and Farms

The Addison County Guide to Local Food and Farms is a directory of all food producers in the county. Use the Guide as a year-round resource for buying local!

  • More than 170 local farms and food producers
  • Map of farm and producer locations
  • Features about local agriculture and the county’s agricultural history
  • Producer profiles, Recipes and How-Tos
  • Annual events calendar

Stone Soup Summit

Check out this video produced by Middlebury College, the hosts of the 2014 Stone Soup Summit.

Stone Soup Summit from Middlebury College on Vimeo.

Want to get involved with Stone Soup and the Farm to School Network? Sign Up for the Newsletter.

Get Involved with ACORN

There’s a bunch of ways you can be part of the local food revolution! For example…

Do you have a project vision or an ongoing project that relates to the relocalization of food, money or energy? Be a Champion!

October is National Farm to School Month!

October is National Farm to School Month!

For 2014-15 ACORN will continue to target school nutrition and the positive impact to our local economy. Donate Now to... Read More →
2014 Tour de Farms Map

2014 Tour de Farms Map

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September Cultivating Connections

September Cultivating Connections

Apple Season is Here: Addison County is the renowned apple producing region in the state. We have the soils, the... Read More →