Monthly Archives: August 2016

Food in the News: Veterans Find Careers through Farming; How the Sharing Economy Can Help Local Food; Chefs are Growing Their Own

Vermont Veterans Find Careers and Peace Through Farming (via VPR) A nonprofit organization is trying to get more Vermont veterans into the farming business. The Farmer Veteran Coalition only has about a dozen members in Vermont so far, but it’s … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions: Farming in a Time of Climate Change

About 175,000 farms produce more than $21-billion a year in food, hay, and flowers in the Northeast, according to the USDA. But with this summer’s dry weather, many fields across New England are severely dry and there are extreme drought … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Own Hops

Editor’s Note: The owners of Homestead Hops in Starksboro will share their experiences with starting a hopyard at a UVM Extension-sponsored field day on Sept. 1. Kelly and Kathleen Norris will describe the investments, start-up challenges and other steps they … Continue reading

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A Farm-to-Food Shelf Story

By Mariah Notini Last semester I took a class, Envisioning a Just Food System, at the University of Vermont. It was the first time in my three years of college that I realized the magnitude of social inequality in our … Continue reading

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Food in the News: The Rise of Food Politics; Scientists Work to Save Pollinators; Hopyard Start-Up Planned

The Rise of Food Politics: A Conversation with Michel Nischan (via Modern Farmer) Michel Nischan, founder of Wholesome Wave, a national food system advocacy group based in Connecticut, sees a future where food is as much a part of the … Continue reading

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