Michael Lange is an anthropologist, folklorist, and professor at Champlain College in Burlington. He is doing research on various aspects of Vermont, including local cookbooks, education, and sugarmaking.
Written by Michael Lange | September 01, 2010
The case for local nuts. No, I’m not talking about your odd mother-in-law, your bizarre ex-boyfriend, or that whacko who expresses herself, extensively, at town meeting. And I don’t mean aficionados or extremely enthusiastic people. I mean those portable nuggets of nutrition, held aloft by tree limbs. A nut, technically speaking, is a big seed enclosed by a hard shell. And even though you’re now fantasizing about almond and macadamia instead of weirdo and diehard, I’m here to tell you about what nuts we can grow in Vermont, and why.