Feast Farm is a no-till garden run by Montpelier's Community Services Department. We grow fresh, healthy produce for our food-insecure neighbors. 


Apply now for 2 Open Positions!
- FEAST Farm Manager
- Root to Fork Coordinator

The FEAST Farm is seeking a Farm Manager and a Root to Fork Coordinator for Summer 2023. Learn more about the positions below.

Farm Manager: Job Description Here

The City of Montpelier Community Services Department seeks a Farm Manager to oversee the food production at the FEAST Farm program for the 2023 season. The Farm Manager is responsible for planning, growing, harvesting, and coordinating the delivery of food on the farm. They will also be responsible for supervising the wide range of parks staff, volunteers and school groups working on the farm. Because the farm program is only entering its fourth year, we are looking for a Farm Manager who can think creatively, is excited about working towards food justice, and has strong communication skills. 

 Root to Fork Coordinator: Learn more and apply on the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board's website: https://vhcb.org/our-programs/vhcb-americorps/positions

Serve this Summer with the City of Montpelier's Parks & Trees Department as our Root to Fork Coordinator. Support the City of Montpelier's FEAST program through growing food on the FEAST Farm, tabling at our FEAST Farm Stand, and serving in our FEAST Kitchen. The FEAST program provides meals to our Meals on Wheels recipients as well as low-cost produce at our farm stand.

If interested, please apply on the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) AmeriCorps' website: www.vhcb.org and search for the Montpelier Parks Department. You can also scan the QR code on the last post to go there directly. Questions about the position? Email our Parks Director Alec Ellsworth at aellsworth@montpelier-vt.org.

We hope you can join us in becoming a changemaker in food security throughout Montpelier and Central Vermont.

Root To Fork Coordinator Flyer - February 2023 v2

About Feast Farm

Feast Farm's nmain page 1o-till garden is run by the Community Services Department, and its produce is distributed through the Montpelier Senior Activity Center's FEAST Senior meals program, the Montpelier Food Pantry, and the Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools Backpack Program. 

The farm's food is grown primarily by volunteers, farm campers, and high schoolers through the Montpelier Youth Conservation Corps. To date, we have grown over 6,500 pounds of produce. Thus far, Feast Farm has been completely grant- and donation-funded. We rely on the support of the community to continue doing this good work!

FEAST Farm Journal

  1. September 2020
  2. October 2020
  3. January 2021

Submitted by Jacqueline Huettenmoser, Parks Supervisor and FEAST Farm Manager: Montpelier's Community Services staff gathered early on Monday morning at the FEAST Farm to prepare for the farm tour. We spent the morning tidying up the space, even though we were expecting fewer than ten participants. The busy season has come and gone, and in its wake were scattered tools, tarps lain out and forgotten, and materials cluttered beneath the shed roof for protection from the recent rain. It wasn't long before the farm looked tidier than it had in months. While staff put things in order, our high school crew, the Montpelier Youth Conservation Corps, was busy planting garlic. Mid-October is the perfect time to tuck cloves of garlic into the soil. These won't be harvested until mid-summer next year, exemplifying our dedication to the farm for another growing season. By 10 am all the garlic was in the ground and people began to arrive for the farm tour... and more and more kept arriving! We were elated to greet a total of thirty people who were interested in learning more about what we were up to at FEAST Farm. It was such a joy to share the season's journey with these folks, and I look forward to hosting more community events there.