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Summer '16 | Issue thirty-seven

Last Morsel—Turnip on Top

Caroline Abels | May 26, 2016 | Commentary

Gilfeather Turnip

Just when you think politics has reached its lowest point of decomposition, a vegetable comes along to reaffirm your faith in responsive government.

Farmers' Kitchen—Tater Days

Paul Betz | May 26, 2016 | Summer '16 | Issue thirty-seven

potatoes

Over the course of a year I have many favorite days, but one of them is when we dig the potatoes in the fall.

POP Clubs and the Power of Produce

Carol Stedman | May 26, 2016 | Summer '16 | Issue thirty-seven

POP clubs

POP Club formats can vary, but ours in Hartland is a simple one. When children arrive at the market, they’re invited to join the POP Club.

Spreading Joy

There’s a bounty of new butter makers in Vermont

Suzanne Podhaizer | May 26, 2016 | Summer '16 | Issue thirty-seven

Ploughgate butter

What would we do without butter? It’s the magical element that makes croissants possible. Smeared onto dark, German-style bread, it creates a snack hearty enough to power a lumberjack through a busy afternoon.

Unexpected Treasures

John Miller and The Old Schoolhouse Plantery

Tatiana Schreiber | May 25, 2016 | Summer '16 | Issue thirty-seven

John and Diane Miller of Old Schoolhouse Plantery

The one lesson John Miller says he always remembers from his years at Writtle Agricultural College in Great Britain is this: “Any fool can grow it; the trick is to sell it.”

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