Fresh farm produce. Is there anything better? That’s what the Vermont Foodbank concluded when it recently purchased a 20-acre farm in Warren to grow produce for needy Vermonters. On the menu are carrots, onions, and potatoes, said the Rutland Herald. The Barre-based food bank is hoping to eventually raise 150,000 pounds of fresh produce annual and distribute it locally and eventually around the state. But the purchase of the farm does more than provide food. It will prevent commercial development, preserve farmland, and revive the Kingsbury Farm as a working farm. The next round of funding is critical, so everyone is hopeful the balance of $270,000 can be raised by the end of December. “You’re saving on gas, cutting out the middle man, producing it as cheaply as possible, and it’ll give you the food you want, It’s a win-win situation,” said Ross Fraser, spokesman for America’s Second Harvest. I guess that’s like having your cake – or carrots in this case – and eating it too.