• 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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Cold Quell Soup

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Cold Quell Soup

Serve this bold yet simple soup at the first suggestion of a cold or flu as a bit of preventative medicine: The oil from the mustard greens warms the nasal passages, helps disperse congestion, and increases energy flow throughout the body; the greens help move stuck energy; and the yam and ginger support qi and blood circulation. The yam’s sweet flavor also acts as a counterpoint to the piquant greens and ginger.


  • 1 large yam, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups bone stock
  • 1 Tbs peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1½ tsp. unrefined salt, or to taste
  • 1 bunch mustard greens, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


Combine the yam, stock, ginger, and salt in a medium saucepan; place over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the yam softens. Add the mustard greens and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the greens are wilted, their color darkens a bit, and their bite mellows to your liking. Adjust the seasonings, spoon into bowls, finish with a splash of oil, and serve.

Reprinted with permission from The Whole Bowl: Gluten-Free,
Dairy-Free Soups & Stews
,by Rebecca Wood and Leda Scheintaub,
The Countryman Press 2014.

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