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Valerie Woodhouse

Valerie Woodhouse

Congratulations to today’s winner, Valerie Woodhouse, one of our Outstanding Women of 2022!

Nominated by Rebecca Zopf

“Valerie continues to explore opportunities to service the community through her farm and even hopes to someday unify her two passions, social work, and farming, by opening a farm-based therapy program. If anybody embodies the Vermont spirit, it would be her.” – Rebecca Zopf

Valerie’s Outstanding Achievements Include: 

  • Working for the Howard Center in a transitional house for women coming out of incarceration helping them reintegrate into the community. The program worked on supporting these women in getting jobs, reuniting with families and building a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Starting Honey Field Farm in Norwich, producing organic locally grown crops through a community based lens. 
  • Collaborating as a local farmer with local agencies and organizations like Willing Hands, Vermont Food Bank and NOFA-VT Farm Share Program to address food insecurities for Vermont residents. 
  • Creating greenhouse pop-up markets offering local farmers, bakers, artists and makers a spot to market their goods to their community. 
Lauren Weston

Lauren Weston

Congratulations to today’s winner, Lauren Weston, one of our Outstanding Women of 2022! Nominated by: Sam Saunders “Lauren strives to help provide information and support others on what we can do to help preserve our natural resources. Lauren is trying to help preserve a place for our children and families to live.” -Sam Saunders Lauren’s…Continue Reading

Troy’s Toy Drive

Sunday, December 4 from 4:15PM-6:45PM at Albert D. Lawton School in Essex Junction. Bring a NEW unwrapped gift and enjoy live music, cookies, kiddie train rides, Santa, and Touch-A-Lighted Truck. Additional details HERE

Gigantic Indoor Flea Market

Sunday, December 11 from 8:30 AM – 2 PM. The Gigantic Indoor Flea Market features tag sale items, crafts, antiques, and more, and is a great opportunity for those looking to buy – and sell – bargain merchandise and related goods. Doors open at 8:30 am – shop until 2 pm!  $3 admission at the…

Illuminate Vermont

Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17 from 4 PM-8PM. On a dark, December night, Illuminate Vermont shines bright with the power of artistic expression and celebration.