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Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Last Morsel—Wrap Local

Caroline Abels | November 25, 2015 | Commentary

Bees Wrap

Those of us who eat local food, diligently compost our kitchen scraps,  and use natural cleaners on our kitchen counters may feel a pang of guilt whenever we reach for a piece of plastic wrap or a plastic container in which to store our food.

Farmers' Kitchen—Andean Agriculture

| November 25, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Alpaca Steaks

Located on the southern slope of Mt. Ascutney in Weathersfield, Cas-Cad-Nac Farm (CCNF) has been our home since 1995. A true labor of love, we originally purchased the property specifically for starting an alpaca-breeding operation.

Five Years of Funding Farms

Caitlin Gildrien | November 25, 2015 | Food Systems & Policy

Bread and Butter Farm

Early on a January morning in 2011, Pete Johnson of Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury heard a funny noise. When he looked out his window, he saw his barn engulfed in flames.

Icing the Apple

Jen Rose Smith | November 25, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Eden Barn

2015 was a banner year for apples. By early October, Vermont’s trees were bowed low with ripe fruit.

Ambassador Farmers

Vermont growers share their skills with farmers around the world

Bonnie North | November 25, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

A local Agricultural Cooperative Association in El Salvador

“These women came down—they call them ‘The Forest Women,’ women who plant on the edge of the mountain’s forests. Some walked for two hours! They’d never attended an educational workshop before…. It was pretty amazing.”

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