• Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation
  • 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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Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation

Local Banquet | March 31, 2019 | Featured

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. 

Farmers' Kitchen—Singing River Farm’s Flint Corn Cornbread

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Singing River Farm Cornbread

As farmers, we try to hold a perspective that we are only the current stewards of land that has been, and will be, cared for by a continuum of people for millennia before and after us. Growing flint corn and saving its seed each year helps us maintain that perspective.

Farmers' Kitchen—Singular Syrup

| February 22, 2017 | Spring '17 | Issue forty

Birch trees in winter

A few years ago, our friend Bucky came home from a visit to his daughter in Alaska with a bottle of Alaskan birch syrup.

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Jimmy Horton | August 17, 2016 | Fall '16 | Issue thirty-eight

Shitake Mushrooms

Many of us are brought up to fear mushrooms. Often to the point of never thinking of them as the wonderful, delicious, and nutritious food they are.

Farmers' Kitchen—Caprine Cake

| February 10, 2016 | Spring '16 | Issue thirty-six

Rachael Ware

AlpineGlo Farm, tucked on a hillside in Westminster, has been the site of our homestead since 2001. We originally intended the property to be a place to raise and train horses, as my husband and I both have a strong equine background, but we soon found many more uses for the land.

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