2708, 2021

Hoard’s Dairyman: Waste is just a mindset on this farm

August 27th, 2021|

Many dairy farms have successfully tackled the question of how to find additional revenue streams when other family members want to join the business. Some operations add cows, others expand their land base, and a growing number take the leap into dairy product processing.

2708, 2021

Waste 360: The Basics of Anaerobic Digestion with Vanguard Renewables

August 27th, 2021|

If food waste were a nation, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the United States, says John Hanselman, founder and CEO of Vanguard Renewables.

1708, 2021

Goodrich Farm: A Definition of Sustainability

August 17th, 2021|

Following in the footsteps of the previous generations, Chase and Danielle Goodrich’s drive to outline the farm’s sustainability pillars of environment, economics and society underscores why they were recently recognized as one of the U.S. Dairy 2021 Sustainability Winners.

2307, 2021

VPR – Addison County Is Now Home To The Largest Anaerobic Digester In The Northeast

July 23rd, 2021|

VPR - Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury is now home to the largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast. Several dozen people, including Gov. Phil Scott, gathered at the dairy farm Wednesday to celebrate. So how exactly does the digester work?

2207, 2021

WCAX – Holy cow power! Vermont has largest anaerobic digester in New England

July 22nd, 2021|

WCAX: The largest anaerobic digester in New England is now in Vermont. It uses cow manure and food waste to make energy. And it’s not just being used by the farm, it’s helping the community.

2207, 2021

Goodrich Farm becomes home to the Northeast’s largest anaerobic digester

July 22nd, 2021|

My Champlain Valley News report: A Vermont farm is now home to the largest machine in the Northeast that breaks down waste and turns it into renewable energy.

207, 2021

The Two Degree Difference: Vermont’s Goodrich Farm leads in sustainability

July 2nd, 2021|

My Champlain Valley News report: Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, Vermont has been recognized with a 2021 US Dairy sustainability award. They are one of only three farms chosen nationally.

207, 2021

Goodrich Farm receives National U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

July 2nd, 2021|

Goodrich Farm has been recognized with a 2021 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability. The farm was one of three farms chosen nationally to receive the award and was selected for its many sustainable initiatives including its role in a unique regional partnership to create renewable energy, recycle food waste, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the creation of one of the largest on-farm anaerobic digesters in the U.S.

207, 2021

VT. Dairy Farm Honored With National Award for Sustainable Practices

July 2nd, 2021|

The Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, Vermont, hosts new technology that both removes phosphorus from the environment and converts food scraps and manure into renewable natural gas

207, 2021

Renewable Natural Gas Set For Disruptive Growth

July 2nd, 2021|

Imagine if you will a renewable source of energy without constraints of time of day or weather. A renewable source of energy whose surface of potential is just now being scratched. Perhaps most importantly in today’s political environment, a source of renewable energy that does not rely on supply chains dominated by adversarial nations as the source of its feedstock, but America’s family farms instead.

2306, 2021

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

June 23rd, 2021|

At Vanguard Renewables, the unavoidable food and beverage "waste" from manufacturing and the supply chain waste that cannot be consumed by people or animals and was once sent to landfills or incineration is the fuel we use to power our farm-based renewable energy facilities

405, 2021

Vanguard Renewables announced as a 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards Finalist

May 4th, 2021|

World Changing Ideas Awards 2021 recognizes companies that have achieved incredible impact and have been in business between 5 and 14 years

2904, 2021

Oklahoma farms to benefit from plan to harness renewable natural gas

April 29th, 2021|

Tulsa-based One Gas has entered into a partnership to develop and expand on potentials for tapping farm-based renewable natural gas as an energy option. The partnership with Vanguard Renewables will focus on projects in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, the companies said in a release. It will be Vanguard Renewables’ first mid-continent alliance with a local natural gas distribution company.

2104, 2021

How Whole Foods creates a second chance for would-be food waste

April 21st, 2021|

Whole Foods Market Inc. follows a strong food waste strategy to prevent and divert food from entering landfill, mirroring what is proposed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Food Recovery Hierarchy. According to Whole Foods, each store’s team members are thoroughly trained on food waste efficiency, from smart ordering to food donation best practices.

2004, 2021

Food Industry Executive: Consumers Will Pay More for Products That Showcase Brand Values

April 20th, 2021|

Consumers don’t just support causes with their words — they’re also willing to put more of their money behind value-driven brands, according to the results Akeneo’s recent survey of 3,500 consumers in seven countries.

604, 2021

Sustainable Solutions

April 6th, 2021|

By partnering with family farms and the food and beverage industries, the anaerobic digestion facilities at Goodrich Family Farm repurpose unavoidable food waste into value for people and the planet. Building these farm-powered facilities on farms leverages the amazing synergies that exist between food waste recycling and regenerative agriculture practices.

2901, 2021

GreenBiz: Unilever, Starbucks are founding members in venture to turn food waste into energy

January 29th, 2021|

The promise of renewable natural gas is a sustainability win that has been financially and logistically out of reach for even the largest companies. Vanguard Renewables created the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance to start delivering on this promise for its founding members Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America.

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