• News & Commentary: SNAP Data in Court
  • Looking Back on a Decade of Maple Innovation
  • Listening to Farmers’ Voices in the Ecosystem Services Discussion
  • News & Commentary: SNAP Data in Court

    Last week, Civil Eats ran an extended article on a battle that’s gone to the Supreme Court over access to retailers’ SNAP benefits data. The article points out the many possible implications of this data release, including how plays into the conversation around whether (or, how) to use SNAP to shape Americans’ diets.

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  • 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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  • Listening to Farmers’ Voices in the Ecosystem Services Discussion

    In 2015, the USDA funded a project for UVM researchers to engage in discussions with Vermont farmers about the idea of being paid for ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are things farmers do that improve the environment for everyone, a common example is grass-based farms capturing carbon in the soil as a way to combat climate change. Some services happen naturally through sustainable farming, others take more of an incentive to implement, and either way some policy makers believe that farmers shoudl be compensated for their contribution. 

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Bennington Farmers' Market (Saturdays)

May 6–October 28, Saturday 10am–1pm

Park Behind Bennington Station Restaurant
Bennington
Vermont

Bennington Farmers' Market (Tuesdays)

June 6–October 10, Tuesday 3:30–5:30pm

Merchant's Park, Depot and River Street
Bennington
Vermont

Brandon Farmers Market

May 26 to October 13 | Friday 9 to 2

Central Park in Brandon
Brandon
802-273-2655

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (Saturday)

May 6 to October 28 | Saturday 9am to 2pm

570 Western Avenue
Brattleboro

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (Tuesday)

May 30 to September 26 | Saturday 4 to 7pm

Flat Street
Brattleboro

Burlington Farmers Market

May 13 to October 28, Saturday 8:30am–2pm

City Hall Park
Burlington

Caledonia Farmers Market Danville

June 14 to October 4 | Wednesday 9 to 1

Danville Green
Danville

Caledonia Farmers Market St Johnsbury

May 13 to October 28 | Saturday 9 to 1

Municipal Parking Lot on Pearl Street
St. Johnsbury

Capital City Farmers Market

May 6 to October 28 | Saturday 9am to 1pm

60 State Street
Montpelier

Castleton Farmers Market

June 1 to October 5 | Thursday 3:30–6pm

Citizen Bank Parking Lot on Main Street
Castleton

Champlain Islands Grande Isle Farmers Market

May 20 to October 7, Saturday 10am–2pm

St. Joseph's Church, US Rt. 2
Grand Isle
617-652-2304

Champlain Islands South Hero Farmers Market

May 24 to September 20, Wednesday 3–6pm

Saint Rose of Lima Church, Rt. 2
South Hero

Chelsea Farmers Market

May 19 to September 29 | Friday 3 to 6pm

North Common, intersection of Rt. 110 and 113
Chelsea
802-685-3174

Craftsbury Common Farmers Market

May 27 to October 7 | Saturday 10am to 1pm

On the common
Craftsbury

Danville Farmers' Market

June 8 to October 5 | Wednesday 9am to 1pm

Danville Green
Danville
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Our stories, interviews, and essays reveal how Vermont residents are building their local food systems, how farmers are faring in a time of great opportunity and challenge, and how Vermont’s agricultural landscape ties into larger questions of sustainability and the future of our food supply.