Our Projects

RFN is currently progressing on our initial slate of projects, including farm and food processing infrastructure, local food distribution logistics, and sales and marketing efforts benefiting all member food producers and retailers.

RFN is currently progressing on our initial slate of projects, including farm and food processing infrastructure, local food distribution logistics, and sales and marketing efforts benefiting all member food producers and retailers.

Southshire Meats is the first of our fully regenerative food brands, beginning with chicken and lamb. These animals play a daily part in the regenerative cycle—improving soil and crops at Studio Hill Farm and Haystack Farmstead, our first partners and allies for a stronger regional food system. If you’d like to partner with Southshire Meats to renew your farm’s ecosystem and raise certified-regenerative livestock, please reach out to us here.

But just raising the animals right does not get products to market, so we have opened the doors at Higley Hill, a USDA-certified meat and poultry processing plant—the first of our distributed abattoirs in Wilmington, VT, and the first new plant in Southern Vermont in many years.

To reduce waste in the Good Food System, we’re focusing on businesses that can turn what are traditionally thought of as food processing byproducts into value-added products—businesses like composting, bone broths, and naturally-tanned sheepskins. Vermont Natural Sheepskins is opening its doors to provide tanning services and premium quality skins in 3Q21.

Beginning with products from Southshire Meats and Vermont Natural Sheepskins, RFN makes these new food brands and other local, organic, transitioning, and regenerative products available directly to consumers, chefs, retailers, and institutions in the Northeast through Regenerative Food Marketplace (RFM).