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Marion Nestle: Where Does Local Food Go From Here?

Marion Nestle offers insight into what’s happened in the local food movement over the past 15 years. In a piece published this week in Edible Communities (celebrating its 15th year), the renowned author, blogger, and NYU professor weighs in on … Continue reading

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Building Brands in a Small Farm Food System

By Mark Cannella Small farms in Vermont contribute tremendous value to our evolving food system by being nimble enough to respond to shifting consumer demand quickly. Small farms have pioneered niche products, such as multi-variety mesclun mixes and hybrid CSA … Continue reading

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Vermont is #1 for Locally-Grown Foods

That’s a headline I like to see. What I like even better is the fact that there is now a Locavore Index. Drawing upon U.S. Department of Agriculture and census figures from 2012 and 2011, the 2012 Strolling of the … Continue reading

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Fiddlehead Ferns

This blog post is part of a series highlighting recipes that interweave the culture and history of cooking in Vermont, and is related to the Vermont Foodways Digital Initiative. Fiddlehead ferns, the young coiled leaves of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Are Growing in Vermont Greenhouses

There’s nothing quite like a totally ripe tomato, picked fresh from your garden or a local farm field. In Vermont, the window for this experience is pretty short, typically during August and part of September, until the first frost. The … Continue reading

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