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  • In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

    The Northeast is taking another look at milk supply management. The options are limited, but they are options nonetheless. Will this effort find the first steps in a new path forward? 

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Last Morsel

The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union

Wendell Berry | August 16, 2017 | Last Morsel

Woodcut by Jerry Dadds

From the union of power and money,
From the union of power and secrecy,
From the union of government and science,
From the union of government and art,
From the union of science and money,
From the union of genius and war,
From the union of outer space and inner vacuity,
The Mad Farmer walks quietly away.

Last Morsel—When Worlds Collide

How does a liberal arts education affect life on the farm?

| May 15, 2017 | Last Morsel

Grazing sheep

I butchered three sheep today. What does this mean to me as a man educated in liberal arts at Middlebury?

How To Be a Knife Ninja

Elena Gustavson | May 15, 2017 | Last Morsel

Elena Gustavson, Bethany Yon, Nicole LeBlond

“How many here are knife ninjas?” After a pause, two or three hands creep up in the small crowd of flannel- and Carhart-clad students. This group from Green Mountain College is a bit shy, but definitely interested. “Great! How about you?”

Farmers' Kitchen—Indian Summer

| August 25, 2015 | Last Morsel

Lini Mazumdar and Emmett Dunbar, photo by Celia Kelly

We chose “Anjali”—a Sanskrit word meaning “offerings to the deities”—as the name of our farm to honor Lini’s Indian heritage. And since moving to our South Londonderry farm on the winter solstice of 2000, we have grown mixed vegetables, medicinal herbs, blueberries, raspberries, and hops in harmony with our ecosystem and the cosmos.

Good Food, Good Health

Kim Peavey | February 21, 2014 | Last Morsel

The apothecary at Sojourns Health Clinic

I’m a farmer, and my favorite place in Vermont is a farm—one that has a surprise at its core. The surprise isn’t the lovely old farmhouse on the property or the 11 acres of organically farmed vegetables, but the fact that the farm and its bounty are part and parcel of my doctor’s office: Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster.

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