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  • In the News: Farm to School

    We’re in the midst of National From to School Month, and no surprise that there’s been a lot of news about local food in schools of late. Here are some stories, and background information, that you might have missed about local food in schools and how Vermont fits into a national movement. 

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  • Heritage Ciders from Tannic Apples: New England’s OG Wine

    Your favorite apples from the grocery store don’t have much in the way of tannin, and they make an alcoholic cider that New Englanders from the Founding Fathers time would have scorned - cider was once the wine of the Northeast, and today heritage ciders are bringing back that tradition. 

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Becky Maden

Becky Maden

Becky Maden is a farmer at Burlington’s Intervale Community Farm, where she eagerly awaits this year’s strawberry crop.

Last Morsel—Three Weeks in June

Becky Maden | June 01, 2010 | Commentary

Strawberry

We arrived at the campground in Watsonville, California, long after dark. Stepping out of the van, I paused, tilting my ear toward the distant sound of crashing waves. Overhead, the moon gleamed, half full beneath a thin layer of clouds. I turned toward the west—at least where I thought west was—and gazed at the ocean. It was glinting, shiny, and mysteriously still. I gazed at it for a long time, absorbing the distant calm of the water. Waves, I thought to myself, must not look the same from a nighttime distance, in hazy moonlight.

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