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Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

A Touching Separation

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

Highland cattle

For the past eight years, calves at Greenfield Highland Beef in Greensboro and Plainfield have been permanently separated from their mothers through the process of “nose-to-nose weaning,” or “fenceline weaning.”

A Plucky Issue

Why raising ducks in Vermont has its challenges—but also some rewards

Katie Sullivan | November 24, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Ducks on pasture

When I was young, we visited my grandmother in Haverhill, Massachusetts every few months. She never cooked a meal with less than a cup of cream or a pound of butter. But of all of the rich and sumptuous meals I enjoyed at her house, roast duck is the one I remember best.

New Crops from New Americans

Cheryl Herrick | November 24, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Bitter mellon grower

We eaters and fans of food love to share memories of delicious meals, tell the backstories of where our food came from, and follow the journeys our food has taken. But food itself tells many stories, just by appearing in a time and place.

Set the Table with Bone Stock

Leda Scheintaub | November 24, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Set the Table with Bone Stock

When Rebecca Wood and I were writing The Whole Bowl a couple of years ago, we had no idea that bone-based broths were just about to become the next biggest thing in food.

Publishers' Note—Winter 2016

| November 24, 2015 | Winter '16 | Issue thirty-five

Work That Educates, 1914; photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, 1874–1940, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC.

We think a lot about food here at Local Banquet. How it’s grown and who’s growing it and the practices that enhance and sustain our planet.

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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.