Monthly Archives: June 2016

UVM On Track to Surpass Goal for “Real” Food Purchases

By Alison Nihart The University of Vermont is on track to surpass its current goal of purchasing 20 percent local, sustainable, fair, and humane food. In the 2015-2016 school year, 19 percent of the food purchased by UVM Dining qualified … Continue reading

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Why Vermont Farms Are Exploring Pigs and Whey

By Caitlin Gildrien “When people tell me they’re thinking about getting into cheese, I tell them to get pigs.” Mateo Kehler of Greensboro’s Jasper Hill Farm pauses. “In fact, I wish we’d gotten pigs before we got cows.” Photo: Flickr … Continue reading

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A Hospital Helps Strengthen the Northeast Kingdom Food System

By Taylar Foster How can a hospital contribute to the Northeast Kingdom’s food system? Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) in St. Johnsbury does so by sourcing locally made food from regional producers, offering educational programming to improve eating and cooking … Continue reading

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Breakfast on the Farm Provides Free Way to Learn About Dairy Farming in Vermont

By Laura Hardie Vermont’s Breakfast on the Farm returns with two events this summer where visitors can meet local dairy farmers and learn about where their food comes from the first will be at Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh on Saturday, … Continue reading

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How Gleaning Tackles Waste and Food Insecurity

By Andrea Solazzo An estimated 70 billion pounds of food goes to waste in America each year, while nearly 48 million people in the United States feel the effects of food insecurity. Gleaning—the practice of collecting and donating excess foods—helps simultaneously … Continue reading

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