• Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation
  • Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation

    Back in 2007, Local Baquet ran an article by Bonnie Hudspeth on maple innovation and production in Vermont. Since then, maple production in Vermont has tripled to 1.8 million gallons a year and innovation seems to have entered a new golden (or perhaps amber) age. We did a quick maple innovation news round up for 2018 / 2019 to help everyone keep up with the some of the trends. 

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Fennel Onion Soup

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Fennel Onion Soup

Truth is, there are few savory dishes that wouldn’t improve with the right part of the fennel plant added at the right stage.


  • 1 tb. olive oil
  • 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • croutons (optional)
  • shredded hard cheese of choice—parmesan,
  • romano, etc. (optional)


In a medium saucepan, sauté the onion, fennel, salt, and olive oil over medium high heat, until the vegetables start to brown. Add the broth and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 30 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through and the flavor has permeated the broth. Serve with croutons and shredded cheese.

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