The Dish

City Market and the Intervale Center have teamed up to create a new exploratory series called The Dish. With support from ArtsRiot, we'll host quarterly panel discussions to dive into hot food issues with the help of local experts.

The Dish: Fair Food

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
5:30pm – 7:00pm

ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St

Doors open at 5:00pm. Cash bar.

This Dish discussion will explore the themes of labor and social justice within Vermont’s vibrant local food system, discussing both what’s working and what we can do better. We’ll learn about some of the challenges facing agricultural production today, both nationally and right here in Vermont, and about some alternative models that are responding to these issues. We’ll also talk about how migrant workers fit into Vermont’s food system, what their current situation is and how it can be improved. Finally, we’ll learn how we can inform ourselves of the conditions and environment in which our food is produced, as well as how our choices can bring about real change.

Sponsored by ArtsRiot

FREE! $5 suggested donation to benefit the Intervale Center accepted online or at the door. RSVP on Facebook or by emailing

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Meet the Panel

Moderated by Alison Nihart, University of Vermont Food Systems Initiative

Have an idea for a Dish topic? Shoot us an email.

City Market Intervale Center

with ArtsRiot



Meet Our Moderator

Alison Nihart is the Assistant for the Food Systems Initiative – UVM’s university-wide transdisciplinary initiative to promote food systems research, education, and outreach. Alison graduated from UVM in 2012 with a master’s in Natural Resources. Her thesis research project looked at urban agriculture policy in Burlington, VT.

In her free time, she serves as Facilitator for the Burlington Food Council and can be found wandering around local farmers' markets.

Check out some of Alison's work on the UVM Food Feed Blog.

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