Race Description

Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-Run *50 Mile Mtn Bike *50 Mile Run *50 K Run *Team Relay *Free Kids Fun Race!! Ascutney Mountain Resort, Brownsville VT. The race happens every year the last Sunday in September! Race proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Valley News Reports-"Bicyclist Earns His Own Award" #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive


By Jared Pendak
Valley News Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
(Published in print: Thursday, October 8, 2015)

Norwich — Race director Mike Silverman originally intended to honor Todd Alexander for having accumulating 1,000 miles mountain biking the Vermont 50 last year, but a series of participant injures and logistical issues forced him to postpone the planned post-race ceremony. No problem for Alexander, whose approach to the race has always reflected his generally laid-back attitude

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Your Recycling Efforts Paid Off Big Time!


Thank you to everyone who helped recycle last weekend, your efforts really paid off.

We generated 1780 pounds of trash (still a high number, about a pound per person.)

But we kept 1800 pounds out of the trash-YES!

We recycled 1020 pounds and composted just over 800 pounds!

Well Done!!

A special THANK YOU to Sustainable Woodstock for helping us set up and sort our waste stream!

BONUS: The tech shirts we sell are from Atayne and are made from recycled plastic bottles!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tell Us What You Think... #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive

Thank You all for helping us raise money for Vermont Adaptive this past weekend.

How 'bout that weather?

We hope you all had a great time and we hope you'll return to our race next year on September 25, 2016 (Race Registration opens May 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET)

To help us make the 24th Annual Race EVEN BETTER than this year's race please take our post race survey. We have two surveys set up.

One for Race Participants, Handlers/Crew, Pacers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015VT50Race

One for Race Volunteers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VT50Vols2015

Thank you,
Mike Silverman and the Race Committee

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Race Results Are Posted! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive


Today's race results are posted HERE

The course splits will probably be posted sometime Monday on that same site.
Thank you everyone for helping to make this our best race to date!

Mark your calendars for September 25, 2016, our 24th Annual Race!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

VT50 Starts at 5AM on Sunday #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive

A Little Over 12 Hours Until Race Start!

A reminder-this is rural Vermont, our email and internet is sketchy so please be patient with us if we don't respond to you right away!

Racer Check-in Opens at 5:00 am


Parking is at the Ascutney Mountain Base Lodge, one way in/one way out road. Please follow the signs to designated parking areas and please DO NOT park where it says DO NOT PARK.


THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC, Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time.

Follow the signs to the designated parking area.
Please obey the Volunteer Parking Attendants.

50 Mile pre-race meeting is at 5:30 am SHARP. You must check in the morning of the race to participate.
50 Km pre-race meeting is at 7:30 am.




Wave Starts
Category                                                         Start Time
Expert Senior II (27-34) (Men & Women) 
& All Single Speed                                          6:00 a.m.
All other Experts: (12-26) & (35-65+) 
(Men & Women)                                             6:05 a.m.
Sport Veteran (35-44) 
(Men & Women)                                             6:10 a.m.
Sport Master I & II (45-64) 
(Men & Women)                                            6:15 a.m.
All other Sports: (12-34) & (65+) 
And Sport Clydesdale (Men & Women)     6:20 a.m.
All Novice, Tandem and 
Novice Clydesdale 
(Men & Women)                                            6:25 a.m.
All 50 Mile Runners 6:30 a.m.
All 50K Runners  8:00 a.m.
The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.
Be prepared for a chilly and foggy morning start!
There is a 12 hour limit for the race with 10 Aid Stations at ~ 5 mile intervals. If any competitor arrives at an Aid Station after the posted closing time of the station, they will be requested, urged strongly, and then TOLD to get in the van for free transportation back to the finish area at Ascutney Mountain Resort.

Handler Plaques: These plaques are needed to park at the designated Aid Stations.

Runner Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow, #7 Greenall's and #10 Johnson's
Bike Crews: #3 Skunk Hollow and #10 Johnson's ONLY

*If the racer's vehicle driver will not be around until Sunday morning-the driver may pick up the plaque in the Big Tent near the Pacer Van Shuttle area, still one plaque per racer-the master list will

Pacer Van:
Pacer Van runs from Cunningham's Parking lot (The Big Tent) to Aid Station #9 from: 9 am until 4:00 pm every 45 minutes. Pacer need to wear a BIB while on course.


Coventry Catering is served from approximately 11:30 AM - 6:45 PM (included in fee for racers).
More Info please see Race Weekend Food
Pricing:
Racers included in entrance fee
This is not an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Vendors are available for crews, families and friends.




If you see someone acting VERY HELPFUL in a Neon Orange T-shirt, they are one of our dedicated volunteers! Please, say HI, give them a hand shake, a hug and THANK THEM. I know they will really appreciate it.

Awards and Prizes on Sunday afternoon:

MT Bikers approx. 1:00 PM
50 K Runners approx 2:00 PM
50 Mile Runners approx 3:00 PM

Prizes will be awarded to the Top Three in each category only.
50 Mile Run Relay Teams we will award First: Male team, Female team, Mixed gender team

Mountain Bikers-Top Three Males and Females in each category and class
Links to Look At and To Share:

Race Weekend Schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw5JkvuYPX0icU5XX181SXN1Qzg/edit?usp=sharing

Mtn Bike Guidelines
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw5JkvuYPX0iSHQ2akE4ZEpYRVE/edit?usp=sharing
Runner Guidelines
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw5JkvuYPX0ieloxYXpuclRwV0k/edit?usp=sharing

Waiver Form
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw5JkvuYPX0ib1FncFJsZFh5R0U/edit?usp=sharing

Aid Stations
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw5JkvuYPX0ibUZPNjV0VlRwTmM/edit?usp=sharing

Aid Station Food
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw5JkvuYPX0iSmM1N0dqbzZEclU/edit?usp=sharing



The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run

Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

VT50 Check-IN Opens Today at Noon #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive

Race Check-In Opens at NOON!

A reminder-this is rural Vermont, 
our email and internet is sketchy so please be patient with us 
if we don't respond to you right away!



Parking is at the Ascutney Mountain Base Lodge, one way in/one way out road. Please follow the signs to designated parking areas and please DO NOT park where it says DO NOT PARK.

If you see someone acting VERY HELPFUL in a Neon Orange T-shirt, they are one of our dedicated volunteers! Please, say HI, give them a hand shake, a hug and THANK THEM. I know they will really appreciate it.

Register: BIG TENT-Cunningham's Lot Noon-8 p.m.

Racers will pick up their registration packets and race t-shirts at the registration area. Please have your ID ready to collect your Bib #.

Drop bags: BIG TENT Information Table
Racers may drop off their drop bags at the Information Table. Drop bags will be handed to the volunteer "Baggage Handler". Bags must be no larger than 9”x 9” x 16” and weigh less than 10 lbs. Drop bags may be "dropped" off until 8 pm Saturday.

Handler/Crew/Spectator Plaques: BIG TENT Information Table
Racers will pick up their vehicle parking plaque at the Information Table. One Plaque per racer. The plaque will have the racer's Bib # and Vehicle Plate # on it. Once you pick up you rplaque, your name will be crossed off our master list*. These plaques are needed to park at the designated Aid Stations on Course. Relay Teams-ONE plaque per team.

Runner Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow, #7 Greenall's and #10 Johnson's
Bike Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow and #10 Johnson's ONLY

*If the racer's vehicle driver will not be around until Sunday morning-the driver may pick up the plaque in the Big Tent near the Pacer Van Shuttle area, still one plaque per racer-the master list will be checked!

Pacer Bibs and Waiver Forms
Register your Pacer at the Info table. They must wear a PACER bib while on course.They will be given a FREE Shuttle van ride on Sunday to Aid Station #9 Stone's to meet you.



Lots of Vendors to Check out at our Vendor Fair!

Kids Free Race
BIG TENT Kids Table next to Registration
Check-In: noon-3 pm
Kids Free Fun Race: 3:30 pm
Races-All Races Start at 3:30 pm
1/2 Mile - a single loop
1 Mile - two loops
3 Mile (For children who are able to run independently.)

Face Painting and A Clown with balloon creations! 1-4 p.m.

Kids Treasure Hunt: 4 pm
(Weather Permitting)
Hay Piles for each of these age groups:
0-3 years old
4-6 years old
7-10 years old


Saturday Pre-Race Pasta Dinner: 5-8:30 pm


Carb-Loading Pre-Race Buffett Dinner
Holiday Inn Harvest Dinning Room
5:00-8:30 PM
Buffet Dinner will include:
Caesar salad
Linguini with 4 sauce options:
Basil pesto
Meat
Alfredo
Marinara
Vegetable Lasagna
Manicotti
Artisan Bread
Dessert: Apple Crisp

$14.95 per adult
$8.95 per child
Purchase tickets in the Hotel Lobby! More Info: Race Weekend Food

See You in A Few Hours!
  • Register at the registration table (have your ID ready)
  • Pick up your Parking Permit (Information table)
  • Drop off your Drop Bags (Information Table)
  • Purchase your Pasta Dinner Tickets (Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby)
  • Shop at our Vendor Fair
  • Cheer on the Kids at the FREE Kids Races, Treasure Hunt
  • Enjoy a Yummy Pasta Dinner
  • GET SOME SLEEP!
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Race Bib Are Posted!

RACE START TIMES FOR SUNDAY Sept 28
Click on the Links Below

Wave Starts

Category,      Start Time

Expert Senior II (27-34) (Men& Women) & All Single Speed 6:00 a.m.

All other Experts: (12-26) &(35-65+) (Men & Women) 6:05 a.m.

Sport Veteran (35-44) (Men &Women) 6:10 a.m.

Sport Master I & II (45-64) (Men & Women) 6:15 a.m.

All other Sports, Sport Clydesdale: (12-34) &(65+) (Men & Women) 6:20 a.m.

All Novice & Tandem & Novice Clydesdale (Men & Women) 6:25 a.m.

All 50 Mile Runners 6:30 a.m.

All 50K Runners 8:00 a.m.

The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.






The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB
This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Hug A Vermont 50 Volunteer Weekend! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH

If you see someone wearing a shirt like this-give them a hug, shake their hand or just say Thank You! The person wearing this shirt will be one of our AMAZING Volunteers.

Without our volunteers we couldn't
  • Keep you feed
  • Keep you watered
  • Keep you safe
They make our race happen!
Happy Hug a Vermont 50 Volunteer Weekend!

See you tomorrow!

We've Been Very Busy and Now We're Waiting for You! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH

The tents are up.



The port-o-lets have been delivered.

The course is just about marked.
The signs are going up.


Your Bibs will be delivered to registration Saturday at noon.


The weather looks AMAZING! (fingers crossed!)

 We're just waiting on you folks!
Take one last look at our info pages: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/vermont-50-forms.html Download what you think you might need.
Grab your drop bags.
Safe Travels!

See you soon!
Mike, The Race Committee and all the AWESOME VT50 Volunteers

Get the Map

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Look What's Waiting For You at the Vermont 50 Finish Line #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH

Sunday When You Cross the Finish Line 
You Will Be Taking Home 
This AWESOME Vermont 50 Medal

You can also get some Tasty Snacks
Finish Line Snack Tables Are for Our Bikers and Runners!

A Yummy Dinner catered by Coventry Catering, White River Junction VT
(keep that wristband on-it's your meal ticket!)
Served from 11:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

A FREE Relaxing Massage
 

Provided by Strong House Spa, Quechee VT

And A Shower at Edge Fitness 
(free for 2015-just show your Bib or Wristband!)
(hot showers are not guaranteed)
Please rinse off before entering ANY of the Buildings as a courtesy to our Holiday Inn hosts. And also no bike in the buildings, please.


Who's ready for the Vermont 50?


Monday, September 21, 2015

The VT50 Race Bib List Has Been Posted! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH

Pack your bags...drop bags that is.
The Vermont 50 2015 Bib Lists are Posted!

Bib List 2015
Mountain Bike List by Bib Number

50 mi Runner List by Bib Number

50 mi Relay Team List by Bib Number
(A few teams need to get their team members' info to Mike Silverman ASAP!)

50 Km Runner List by Bib Number

Drop Bags 101
Drop Bags: Have Drop Bags to the Information Table by 8 pm Saturday Sept. 26
Drop Bag Detailed download
  • A small backpack or gear bag, on the order of 9”x 9” x 16” is appropriate if shoes, a top garment and bottle are included.
  • Weight not to exceed 10 lbs per bag. We will weigh them!
  • Your bag must be soft-sided (no plastic storage boxes please)
  • Be securely closed
  • Labeled clearly with your name and bib number
  • Include the name of the aid station to avoid confusion by you or by us-make your drop bag as unique a possible within our stated guidelines.
  • Drop bags allowed at: At Aid Stations #3, 7 & 10 for the 50 Mile and #2K, 7 & 10 for the 50K.
  • We will deliver drop bags from the start to aid stations
#2K-Ralph's (50 Km Only)
Skunk Hollow #3
Greenall's #7
Johnson's #10

Label each bag with aid station # and name, your name and your bib number.

Remember NO Drop Bags or clothing at: Garvin Hill and Cady Brook
You may drop articles during the race at all other aid stations.

These bags must be accepted at the Info Table in the BIG TENT before 8 p.m. Saturday night.

Drop bags will be returned to the Finish Line ONLY after the aid station closes, not before! You will have to wait at the finish to pick up your drop bag--we WILL NOT mail it to you!! This is your property and it is your responsibility to pick up your bag at the finish line at the end of the race.

What should I put into my drop bags?
  • Extra pair of shoes at the first drop station, if you think there’s a chance you may need to change. Most folks never do.
  • Clean, dry socks 
  • Skin lube & band-aids; If you are prone to blisters include a small ‘kit’ in each bag (i.e. band-aids, sterile wipes, talcum powder) 
  • Electrolyte caplets or dissolving tablets, if you use them 
  • Gels or Blocs or Stingers Gels. Gels will not be provided at the aid stations 
  • Non-liquid snacks if your system, due to allergies, cannot tolerate items provided at the aid stations 
  • A light waterproof or resistant layer top and lightweight cap if there’s rain in the forecast (a small pouched poncho is perfect and takes up little space) 
  • A light jacket and even lightweight gloves if the forecast is for cold weather
What NOT to include:
  • Anything that could break if dropped from a height of 4 feet.
  • No Glass Containers 
  • wallets 
  • cell phone (There's no reception anyway) 
  • purse 
  • watches
  • GPS 
  • jewelry, etc. 
Don't ever put anything in a drop bag that you aren't prepared to part with permanently. We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles or drop bags left behind at the end of the race.

The following items can be carried in a small pouch by itself, or as part of a water belt, or a backpack:
  • band-aids in a small plastic baggie
  • electrolyte caplets and Advil, also in a baggie 
  • gels or chews 
Runners if you wear Race Ready Shorts, they have 7 small pockets, you can carry most of the above and even a few more gels in them. On a decent weather day therefore, you would have no need for drop bags.Bikers can carry these items on their backs in their packs. 

Vermont 50 Qualifies for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® #VT50 #Vermont50 #ultrarun #UTMBMontBlanc #VT #NH


This just in...
The 2015 Vermont 50 mile and 50 Km qualify for the "Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®".

Runners who completed the 50 mile race will receive 1 points (3 'new points'), and runners who completed the 50km race will receive 0 points (2 'new points').

What does this mean?
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® will award points to runners who finish the 2015 Vermont 50 mile or 50km.

For the 2016 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, points will be awarded based on the current point system. Therefore, runners will receive 1 point for the 2015 Vermont 50 mile and 0 points for the 2015 Vermont 50km.

For the 2017 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, points will be awarded based on the new point system. Therefore, runners will receive 3 point for the 2015 Vermont 50 mile and 2 points for the 2015 Vermont 50km.

Vermont 50 Volunteers-Sign Up Before Wed. Sept 23 to Reserve Your T-shirt! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive

Hey Vermont 50 Volunteers and Potential Volunteers be sure to be signed up before Wednesday Sept. 23 to reserve your commemorative t-shirt.

Sign up online at I want to be a VT50 Volunteer!


We've posted our Aid Station Volunteer Handbook online to help you prepare for your day with us. Please look it over and let us know if you have any questions. 

We sent out a Volunteer Newsletter to all our past volunteers and current volunteers, if you didn't receive a copy you can view it here:


For Information about volunteering please email Liba Hladik, 2015 Volunteer Coordinator vt50volunteer@gmail.com or visit


Or Visit out Volunteer Page!

THANK YOU ALL FOR VOLUNTEERING!!

Without you we couldn't put on such a successful race.
Each year we hear praises about you, our volunteers, from the race participants.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Not Too Late to Donate! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive



NEW FOR 2015
Make a $600 or MORE Direct Donation to Vermont Adaptive 
to Vermont Adaptive  and Vermont 50 will Refund Your Entry Fee!

 
Challenge Yourself, Challenge Your Friends and Fellow Athletes.
 Will the Vermont 50 have a 
Top Fundraiser like the Vermont 100 did? Matt Klein raised over $10,000 on his own! Can you beat Matt? 

Your entry fee for the Vermont 50 provides a significant portion of the annual operating budget for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VERMONT ADAPTIVE), a non-profit organization which provides sports and recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Vermont Adaptive is the only organization in the state to offer daily, year-round sports programming to people with disabilities.
Any additional donations you wish to make to VERMONT ADAPTIVE would be greatly appreciated and are fully-tax-deductible.

Donate Now
Visit the donors page of our website at vermontadaptive.org for more information on donating, or donate now.
VERMONT ADAPTIVE is primarily made up of volunteers. All the aid station and other volunteers of the Vermont 50 have donated their time to this race because they believe in the Vermont Adaptive mission. VERMONT ADAPTIVE'S sports programs are provided primarily by volunteers; over 200 volunteers throughout the year.

Expenses for programs, not overhead
As much as possible, the vast majority of our budget goes directly to providing our services, to meet expenses for adaptive sports equipment and salaries for our four paid program coordinators. Even our office spaces are donated by our generous host areas — Pico Mt at Killington, and Sugarbush Resort)!

With only two administrative staff members, you can be sure that the vast majority of your donations go directly to providing our sports and recreation programs.

Credit card donations through their website (vermontadaptive.org) go completely to VERMONT ADAPTIVE. Use this link: https://asp1100.towercare.com:18801/webDonation/ for secure online donations.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

VT50 Final Race Lists Are Posted #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive

Final Race Lists
The Countdown is ON!
T Minus 10 Days...

2015 Bike List updated Sept 16, 2015 By Class then Last Name

2015 50 Mile List update Sept 16, 2015


2015 50 K List updated Sept 16, 2015

RACE START TIMES FOR SUNDAY Sept 27


Wave Starts    Category,  Start Time

Expert Senior II (27-34) (Men& Women) & All Single Speed 6:00 a.m.

All other Experts: (12-26) &(35-65+) (Men & Women) 6:05 a.m.

Sport Veteran (35-44) (Men &Women) 6:10 a.m.

Sport Master I & II (45-64) (Men & Women) 6:15 a.m.

All other Sports, Sport Clydesdale: (12-34) &(65+) (Men & Women) 6:20 a.m.

All Novice & Tandem & Novice Clydesdale (Men & Women) 6:25 a.m.

All 50 Mile Runners 6:30 a.m.


50 Mile Relay Teams



All 50K Runners 8:00 a.m.


The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.

Hot Off The Presses-VT50 Bike Gear #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive #Louis_Garneau

 It has arrived! 
The 2015 VT50 LG Gear is Here!

Stop by our Merch Table 
 Saturday Sept 26 from noon until 7 p.m. 
Get Your Race Gear
Shop Early This Stuff is Gonna Sell Out!
Arm Warmers too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Still Need a Place to Get Away to for The Vermont 50?


How about a cozy cabin right on our Race Trail?
Landowners Ted and Joyce Robinson have a lovely, cozy cabin just waiting for you. Can't beat the view!
How cute is this...






Only $125 per night
Call Ted or Joyce today 802.436.1245

And you could be staying here for Race Weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Please Welcome Our Newest Race Sponsor Vermont Farmstead Cheese! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH #vtadaptive #WoodstockVT

Please join us in Welcoming 

They will be donating some very yummy snacks for us to enjoy race weekend.

From their website:
Our farmstead and artisanal cheeses are all made in small batches at our farm and creamery in South Woodstock, Vermont. Our farmstead milk comes from our own mixed herd of Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorn. This blend makes for exceptional milk with each breed contributing a different component for a unique and excellent combination for cheese. Any other milk we bring in for our artisanal cheeses is 100% Vermont milk from local farms. All natural farmstead and local milk, careful artisanal, hand-crafted cheesemaking, along with our love of old world cheeses, have resulted in our wide array of delicious, award winning cheeses. ( I am so hooked on their Lillé (Coulommiers)


 If you're in the area this weekend they are hosting:
 3rd ANNUAL VERMONT MAC AND CHEESE CHALLENGE!
Welcome Mac & Cheese Lovers!!! 
Come join them for the 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Challenge!
Sunday, September 13, 2015 · 11am – 3pm · Artisans Park, Windsor, VT
Ticket purchase in advance for $15 at www.vtmacandcheese.com or pay $20 at the event.

Sample 20-25 competing Mac & Cheese dishes from top chefs and restaurants from around the region. Just $15 ($20 if purchased at the door) gets you a voting ballot and entry to event where you can sample every recipe and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Harpoon Draft Beer available for purchase, Live Music, Calf Petting Zoo, Kids under 6 get in free….

Rain or Shine! Don’t miss it.

All proceeds will go to benefit Vermont Foodbank and Sustainable Woodstock.


Welcome Aboard and Thank You!