Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vermont Land Trust Helps Mighty Food Farm Plant New Roots in Shaftsbury

By Edward Damon Ever since Lisa MacDougall founded Mighty Food Farm in Pownal a decade ago, she dreamed she’d someday own her own land. After a mighty move, that dream is now a reality: MacDougall, through help from the Vermont … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Local Food

By Rachel Carter Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund When choosing to purchase food, cost is often a deciding factor for consumers. Why buy a 12-ounce package of local bacon for $7.99 when you can get it for $4.98? Purchasing local food … Continue reading

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Remembering Karen Freudenberger of Pine Island Community Farm

By Cheryl Herrick As a relative newcomer to Vermont, Karen Freudenberger touched the lives of many in the region. The Ohio native moved to Burlington with her family in 2009 and almost immediately got involved in community projects that continued … Continue reading

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The Future of Agriculture in Vermont: Land Transfers & New Farmers

By Travis Marcotte It’s no secret that Vermont farmers are aging and that a significant amount of farmland in Vermont will change hands in the coming years. According to the American Farmland Trust, the average age of a Vermont farmer … Continue reading

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Family is the Secret to Success at an Award-Winning Hyde Park Dairy Farm

By Laura Hardie As Vermont’s current “Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year” winner, Kirk Lanphear of Lanphear Farm has spent the past few months being what he calls “happy busy,” fielding calls and emails about the award. When he was … Continue reading

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