• Brief Update from the Legislature
  • Writers Panel at NOFA-VT Conference
  • Brief Update from the Legislature

    This past Friday, March 15th, was crossover in the state house - this is the day that bills in policy committees need to get voted out of committee if they’re going to stay on deadline for passing this year. It’s a good indicator of priorities, although some bills do get special extensions and budget items have a later deadline. Given that this is a traditional taking stock moment for legislative work, we checked in with some groups that spend a lot of time in the state house to find out their thoughts on legislation to watch.

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  • Writers Panel at NOFA-VT Conference

    Julia Shipley, John Churchman, and Kate Spring all have very different ways of blending farming, homesteading, and writing - poetry, essays, articles, and picture books were all part of the discussion in our writers panel at the NOFA-VT Winter Conference. Helen Labun moderated, and the notes on what we said are now posted! 

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David Fried

David Fried

David Fried is the dreamer-poet and founder of Elmore Roots Nursery in Elmore. He has a wife and two daughters, and roughly 50,000 young fruit and nut trees that he raised are now growing throughout Vermont.

Farmers' Kitchen—Jam with Character

David Fried | November 17, 2014 | Farmers' Kitchen

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Do you ever wonder why fruit grown in Vermont—on your own trees, vines, and shrubs—tastes so amazing? The king and queen of Atlantis didn’t get anything close to this. Well, maybe.

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