• In the News: Farm to School
  • Heritage Ciders from Tannic Apples: New England’s OG Wine
  • In the News: Farm to School

    We’re in the midst of National From to School Month, and no surprise that there’s been a lot of news about local food in schools of late. Here are some stories, and background information, that you might have missed about local food in schools and how Vermont fits into a national movement. 

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  • Heritage Ciders from Tannic Apples: New England’s OG Wine

    Your favorite apples from the grocery store don’t have much in the way of tannin, and they make an alcoholic cider that New Englanders from the Founding Fathers time would have scorned - cider was once the wine of the Northeast, and today heritage ciders are bringing back that tradition. 

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In the News: Farm to School

Local Banquet | October 22, 2018 | Featured

In the News: Farm to School

We’re in the midst of National From to School Month, and no surprise that there’s been a lot of news about local food in schools of late. Here are some stories, and background information, that you might have missed about local food in schools and how Vermont fits into a national movement. 

Food and Community

Claire Fitts Georges | October 08, 2018 | Commentary

Food and Community

Claire Fitts Georges traveled to Slow Food Nations in Denver, CO, and now reflects on what it means for a food to be connected to its local community. Plus, a bonus recipe. 

Heritage Ciders from Tannic Apples: New England’s OG Wine

Eleanor Léger | September 29, 2018 | Featured

Heritage Ciders from Tannic Apples: New England’s OG Wine

Your favorite apples from the grocery store don’t have much in the way of tannin, and they make an alcoholic cider that New Englanders from the Founding Fathers time would have scorned - cider was once the wine of the Northeast, and today heritage ciders are bringing back that tradition. 

Ginseng Season: It's Harvest Time, But Botanists Urge Restraint

Tatiana Schreiber | September 12, 2018 | Food Systems

Ginseng Season: It's Harvest Time, But Botanists Urge Restraint

In Vermont, the legal season for collecting wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) runs from September 1 through October 31, making this a good time to follow up on a 2008 Local Banquet article by biologist Rick Enser, "A Gathering Storm." Wild ginseng populations had fallen to concerning levels when he wrote his piece in 2008, what has happened since? 

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