• 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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Strawberries

4 Corners Farm

306 Doe Hill Road
Newbury, Vermont
802-866-3342

Adams Berry Farm

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

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center

225 Pavillion Road
Thetford, Vermont
802-785-4737

Chamberlins Garden and Farm Market

97 River Road
Underhill, Vermont
802-899-3569

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

Green Wind Farm

1345 Northrop Road
Fairfield, Vermont
802-933-4592

Killdeer Farm

Route 5 South
Norwich, Vermont
802-649-2852

Legare Farm Market

1502 Route 14
Calais, Vermont
802-476-5037

Lewis Creek Farm

3071 VT Route 116
Starksboro, Vermont
802-453-4591

Liebig Berries

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

Norris Berry Farm

686 Davis Road
Hinesburg, Vermont
802-453-3793

Nyes Berryland

1452 Plains Road
Georgia, Vermont
802-524-4705
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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.