• 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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Lana’s Cheese Bruschetta Cornbread

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A Vermont twist on this classic antipasto.


  • 3/4 cup Nitty Gritty Grain Wapsie Valley Cornmeal
  • 1 cup Nitty Gritty Grain All-Purpose Vermont White Flour
  • 1/4 cup raw organic sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes (optional; let drain for a bit)
  • 1/4 cup Cabot sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan (1/2 in cornbread, 1/2 on top while baking)


Preheat oven to 375. Grease baking pan. Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Add sour cream, milk, egg, and melted butter. Combine basil, garlic, tomatoes, cheddar and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and fold into batter thoroughly. Bake for about 30 minutes. Add remaining parmesan to top of bread while baking.

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