Opinion: Connecting Online

Helen Labun | November 20, 2018 | Fall '18

Opinion: Connecting Online

Hashtags are a simple social media tool that lets folks find posts on topics they care about. Vermont's farmers, food producers, and food system nonprofits have taken an interest in using this system more effectively - for example via the #RootedInVermont campaign. Why do these simple tags seem so important? 

Food and Community

Claire Fitts Georges | October 08, 2018 | Commentary

Food and Community

Claire Fitts Georges traveled to Slow Food Nations in Denver, CO, and now reflects on what it means for a food to be connected to its local community. Plus, a bonus recipe. 

Last Morsel—When Worlds Collide

How does a liberal arts education affect life on the farm?

| May 15, 2017 |

Grazing sheep

I butchered three sheep today. What does this mean to me as a man educated in liberal arts at Middlebury?

Appreciating Neighbors

Mari Omland and Laura Olsen | February 22, 2017 | Commentary

Photo courtesy of Green Mountian Girls

“Neighbor” and “community” are two words that show up frequently in our weekly farm blog.

My Family’s French Canadian Kitchen

A petite vegetable farm in Saint Armand shares lessons in profitability.

Dorothy Read | November 15, 2016 | Set the Table


Whenever I catch a whiff of cinnamon or cloves, my mind drifts to my mother’s kitchen and the French Canadian food traditions that shaped how I learned to cook.

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