The Vermont Sail Freight Project


| 11/18/2013 1:45:00 PM


Tags: Local Food,

Vermont Sail Freight

Erik Andrus addresses the food problems of the present with an idea from the past.

In an effort to rethink and localize food systems, farmer and entrepreneur, Erik Andrus, is ditching the use of petroleum to deliver food, and going back in time to deliver food by sailboat through his organization Vermont Sail Freight

On the maiden voyage, Andrus and his crew sailed 12 tons of fresh produce and other food from over 30 Vermont farms to the New Amsterdam Market. The trip made his boat, Ceres, the first sailboat in over 60 years to land in New York City with goods.



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