• Updated Website Address: LocalBanquet.org
  • Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation
  • Listening to Farmers’ Voices in the Ecosystem Services Discussion
  • Updated Website Address: LocalBanquet.org

    We've changed our website. Please update your bookmarks to LocalBanquet.org LocalBanquet.org is where you will now find the latest Local Banquet stories, a new Story of the Day update feature, features from the archives, and information on how to contribute to Local Banquet if you're interested in writing about Vermont agriculture. 

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  • Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation

    Back in 2007, Local Baquet ran an article by Bonnie Hudspeth on maple innovation and production in Vermont. Since then, maple production in Vermont has tripled to 1.8 million gallons a year and innovation seems to have entered a new golden (or perhaps amber) age. We did a quick maple innovation news round up for 2018 / 2019 to help everyone keep up with the some of the trends. 

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  • Listening to Farmers’ Voices in the Ecosystem Services Discussion

    In 2015, the USDA funded a project for UVM researchers to engage in discussions with Vermont farmers about the idea of being paid for ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are things farmers do that improve the environment for everyone, a common example is grass-based farms capturing carbon in the soil as a way to combat climate change. Some services happen naturally through sustainable farming, others take more of an incentive to implement, and either way some policy makers believe that farmers shoudl be compensated for their contribution. 

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Chittenden County

Burlington Farmers Market

May 13 to October 28, Saturday 8:30am–2pm

City Hall Park
Burlington

Five Corners Farmers Market

June 3 to September 30 | Friday 3:30 to 7:30pm

Lincoln Place off Railroad Ave.
Essex

Jericho Farmers' Market

June 1 to October 5 | Thursdays 3 to 6:30pm

Mills River Park
Jericho

Milton Farmers Market

June 1 to October 27 | Thursday 4 to 7pm

Hannaford Plaza
Milton

Old North End Farmers Market

June 6 to October 31 | Tuesday 3 to 6:30pm

Dewey Park
Burlington

Richmond Farmers Market

June 2 to October 13 | Friday 3 to 6:30pm

Volunteer Green
Richmond

Shelburne Farmers Market

May 27 to October 14 | Saturday 9 to 1

Parade Ground Route 7 and Church Street
Shelburne

South Burlington Farmers' Market

June 5–October 16 | Sundays 10am–2pm

University Mall (155 Dorset Street)
Burlington

UVM Medical Center Farmers Market

April 4 to October 12 | Thursday 2:30 to 5pm

UVM Medical Center Davis Concourse
Burlington

Vergennes Farmers Market

June 1 to September 28 | Thursday 4 to 7:30pm

Kennedy Brothers, 11 Main Street
Vergennes

Winooski Farmers Market

May 28 to October 8 | Sunday 10am to 2pm

Champlain Mill Green, Winooski Falls Way
Winooski

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Our stories, interviews, and essays reveal how Vermont residents are building their local food systems, how farmers are faring in a time of great opportunity and challenge, and how Vermont’s agricultural landscape ties into larger questions of sustainability and the future of our food supply.