• 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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Raspberries

Adams Berry Farm

326 S. Union Street
Burlington, Vermont
802-578-9093

Boyd Family Farm

125 East Dover Road
Wilmington, Vermont
802-464-5618

Cherry Hill Farm

409 Highland Road
Springfield, Vermont
802-885-5088

Clear Brook Farm

Route 7A
Shatfsbury, Vermont
802-442-4273

Douglas Orchards

1050 Route 74 West
Shoreham, Vermont
802-897-5043

Dutton Farm Stand

Route 30
Newfane, Vermont
802-365-4168

Dwight Miller & Son Orchards

511 Miller Road
East Dummerston, Vermont
802-254-9635

Lakeside Berry Farm

Route 78 West
Alburg, Vermont
802-782-1850

Liebig Berries

1482Buttons Falls Road
Pawlet, Vermont
802-645-0888

Mad Tom Orchard

2615 Mad Tom Road
East Dorset, Vermont
802-366-8107

Morse Hillside Farm

681 Osgood Hill Road
Westford, Vermont
802-878-3096

Norris Berry Farm

686 Davis Road
Hinesburg, Vermont
802-453-3793

Nyes Berryland

1452 Plains Road
Georgia, Vermont
802-524-4705

Paul Mazza’s Fruit & Vegetable Stand

135 Poor Farm Road
Colchester, Vermont
802-879-0102

Paul Mazza’s Fruit & Vegetable Stand 2

182 River Road
Essex, Vermont
802-879-0102
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What we do

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.