Northeast Kingdom Farms Lay Roots in Local Schools, Institutions

Green Mountain Farm Direct, a food hub run by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, is working to connect local farmers with schools, restaurants, and institutions across northern Vermont to increase the farm’s sales and boost consumption of local food in institutions and the overall region. Those partnerships have created a distribution infrastructure in the region that has helped to improve the community’s access to healthy, local food while also growing the local economy. Watch the video...

Northeast Kingdom Farms Lay Roots in Local Schools, Institutions2017-05-05T17:16:47+00:00

Parsnip Party! Northern Vermont Celebrates Harvest of the Month

More than 1,400 pounds of parsnips were delivered across northern Vermont in the beginning of January as schools and businesses prepared to celebrate the Vermont Harvest of the Month - a state-wide education campaign which celebrates a different seasonal and local Vermont product each month. Read More...

Parsnip Party! Northern Vermont Celebrates Harvest of the Month2017-01-13T16:21:26+00:00

Organic Co-op Deeply Rooted in New England Agriculture

Founded in 1986, Deep Root Organic Cooperative is one of the oldest co-ops of organic vegetables growers in the United States. Having evolved into a 23 member farmer-owned cooperative, they source organic produce, year-round, from member farms located throughout northern Vermont and southern Quebec. Read More...

Organic Co-op Deeply Rooted in New England Agriculture2017-01-25T14:16:13+00:00

Butterworks Farm: Happy, Organic Soil and Cows

“The way we see the world is because of organic farming,” says Jack Lazor, owner and operator of Butterworks Farm in Westfield, Vt. “Having a relationship with the earth has a huge impact on the way you make decisions; everything from what you eat to how you care for things.” Read More...

Butterworks Farm: Happy, Organic Soil and Cows2016-06-14T14:46:45+00:00

St. Johnsbury Academy Weekly Dinner Celebrates Local Farmers

It’s Wednesday evening at St. Johnsbury Academy and the cafeteria is set up family-style for the 270 students who are part of the school’s boarding program. This is a special meal that has taken the better part of a week to plan and the Academy’s teachers and other school staff are encouraged to attend as well. Read More...

St. Johnsbury Academy Weekly Dinner Celebrates Local Farmers2016-04-15T18:48:25+00:00

The Quiet Sugarers: Kingdom Mountain Maple

Dan and Kim Backus live nestled into the foothills of the Green Mountains in Westfield, Vt., surrounded by mostly forest. They raise beef cows and grow hay in their open pastures, they cut firewood and sawlogs, and they produce a little bit of honey. Aside from Kim’s culinary prose as kitchen manager for Craftsbury Outdoor Center, the Backus’ are known in the Northeast Kingdom for something Dan has been doing for three decades – sugaring. Read More...

The Quiet Sugarers: Kingdom Mountain Maple2016-04-29T12:15:20+00:00
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