• Dairy Donations: Finding a Home for Excess Milk
  • Dairy Donations: Finding a Home for Excess Milk

    The Vermont Milk Commission recently recommended a path towards supply management in the dairy industry. Supply management is a complicated task that stems from a simple goal: stop creating too much milk. But while we have too much milk in the system overall, we have not enough milk going to some households that want it. Foodbanks on average distribute one gallon of milk per person every year - even though demand is high. How does our "extra" milk get to consumers who want it but can't afford it?  

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Caroline Abels

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November 15 , 2016

On a sunny, crisp day in early September, a friend and I meandered over the border to visit three Québec farmers’ markets. All small—and interestingly, without any prepared food vendors—the markets were notable for their beautiful vegetables, copious amounts of honey, and meat for sale in plugged-in, portable chest freezers. The route from Sutton’s market, to the market in Lac Brome, to the more urban market in Granby, makes for an enjoyable day trip from Vermont, with the lovely town of Sutton definitely worth a stop.

About the Author

Caroline Abels

Caroline Abels

Caroline Abels is the editor of Local Banquet and the founder-editor of Humaneitarian.org, a website that inspires people to buy and eat humanely raised meat.

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