• 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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Abigail Mnookin

Abigail Mnookin

Abigail Mnookin lives in Brattleboro with her wife and their daughter. In addition to outdoor teaching, she is the membership coordinator for Brattleboro Time Trade and a commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Read more of her work at digital.vpr.net/people/abigail-mnookin.

Fire Eaters

Kids in Dummerston learn how to cook food over a flame.

Abigail Mnookin | May 26, 2015 | Summer '15 | Issue thirty-three


Although cooking over a fire generally brings fond memories of roasting marshmallows for s’mores, it also offers a tremendous opportunity to become more connected with the places we live and the food we eat.

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