• 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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Editor's Note: Cabane a Sucre

Caroline Abels | November 14, 2016 | Issues Archive

Customs and Immigration border inspection station at Morses Line, Vermont, 1940; photo courtesy of Department Of Homeland Security

Our week of reviewing great maple stories of years past continues with this editor's note from Carrie Abels reflecting on Quebec traditions.

“If you’re going to Québec City, you have to visit a cabane à sucre,” said Claire. And her good advice was confirmed as soon as my partner and I walked into Cabane à Sucre Leclerc in Neuville on a chilly, snowy evening. . . 

In the News: Regional Milk Matters

Helen Labun | August 30, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: Regional Milk Matters

For a generation the dominant story of Vermont agriculture has been specialization - but have these bright examples led us to feel less relevant in other forms of agriculture? 

In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

Helen Labun | August 13, 2018 | From the Editor

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? 

In the News: American Ginseng

Local Banquet | August 03, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: American Ginseng

American ginseng has been in the news recently. . . not for its health benefits, but for its role in trade and tariffs.  

In the News: SNAP & Farmers Markets

Local Banquet | July 20, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: SNAP & Farmers Markets

A string of national decisions and contract changes has jeopardized the ability of Vermont Farmers Markets to sell food using Three Squares / SNAP benefits. A temporary fix just gave markets around the nation 30 days to figure out a solution. It may not be enough time. [Article Updated 8/20/2018]

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