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Cheryl Herrick

Cheryl Herrick

Cheryl Herrick lives in Burlington with her two sons. She works for UVM Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

New Crops from New Americans

Cheryl Herrick | November 24, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Bitter

We eaters and fans of food love to share memories of delicious meals, tell the backstories of where our food came from, and follow the journeys our food has taken. But food itself tells many stories, just by appearing in a time and place.

Meet the Meat Hubs

Two New Facilities Aim to Increase and Strengthen Local Meat Production

Cheryl Herrick | August 19, 2013 | Issues Archive

Packages

A year ago, Bryce and Debbie Gonyea were operating a small hog farm in Danville, selling their pigs to Vermont Salumi and private customers, in addition to selling young piglets for families to raise for their own consumption. Bryce had recently retired from three-and-a-half decades in the agricultural insurance business and was creating a stream of retirement income through farming.

In the Tank

Brown trout thrive on a Wheelock farm

Cheryl Herrick | July 03, 2013 | Issues Archive

Curtis

On a sunny spring day earlier this year, steam was pouring out of sugarhouses, calves and lambs and kids were being born, and greenhouses were teeming with plant starts. And on Curtis Sjolander’s Mountain Foot Farm in Wheelock, in the barn just behind his house, hundreds of brown trout were swimming in their large tanks, slowly growing in cold waters.

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