Monthly Archives: December 2016

Abby Long of Three Rivers Grown Refines Her Food Distribution and Sales Skills at UVM

When you work for a small food hub, the opportunity for networking and collaborating with colleagues can seem a bit out of reach. “So many of us in (the food hub) world work in isolation, so it’s great to come … Continue reading

Posted in UVM | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Dish: Weighing in on Reducing Food Waste

By Sarah Bhimani Last week City Market hosted The Dish’s ninth panel discussion.  The topic of the evening was food waste and was moderated by Alison Nihart from UVM’s Food Systems Initiative. The panel included Theresa Snow from Salvation Farms, … Continue reading

Posted in Economic, UVM | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Farming and Climate Change: Preparing for Unpredictable Weather Patterns

Like most farmers, Clifford and Sorrel Hatch of Upinngil Farm are grappling with all that comes with climate change, including extreme weather conditions and shifting frost dates. The 100-acre farm in Gill, Massachusetts, produces dairy, strawberries, tomatoes, and grapes. The … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Report Finds Differing Views Among Americans Over Food Science

The Pew Research Center released last week a survey of attitudes toward genetic modification, organic food, and the importance of eating healthy foods. The survey also found that many American’s don’t trust scientists’ take on food issues. While more than … Continue reading

Posted in Health | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Researcher Studies the Possibility of Growing Saffron in Vermont

Saffron is a flavorful spice largely grown thousands of miles away in the Middle East.  But that isn’t stopping a UVM researcher from testing the viability of growing saffron right here in Vermont. Dr. Margaret Skinner, a research professor at … Continue reading

Posted in UVM | Tagged , | 1 Comment