Chicken chowder, cranberry seltzer and good cheer grace upcoming Monday Munches at the Charlotte Senior Center.
You may not be aware of the innovative and transformative agricultural work happening in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
The farm stands and farmers markets are loaded with winter squash of just about every shape, size and color right now.
Change is coming to Philo Ridge Farm, and like much change, it comes with some difficult decisions.
In “Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, & Eating While Reading,” New York Times book critic Dwight Garner delivers a delicious account of his linked pleasures of food and books. It is both insightful and laugh-out-loud funny.
Note: there are two special Senior Center sit-down meals in November. Both of these meals require advance registration and volunteer servers are needed.
October is the treasure of the year,
And all the months pay bounty to her store.
— Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Outside Dog River Farm recently, five pallets of bright orange pumpkins rested roadside in a loose grid along the grass, far fewer than owner George Gross would have normally had for sale.
Tian Tian recently celebrated his 26th birthday at the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.
There’s no doubt that a critical thread of being stronger together in Vermont and nationwide is our relationship with our local and national food systems.
In medieval times salads were composed of green leaves, sometimes with flowers.
Farmers in Charlotte had never seen a summer like 2023.
In trying to wrap my mind about a useful and interesting topic for this week’s column, I had a problem deciding on featuring the abundance of summer blooms showing off currently in the garden or featuring the abundance of offerings in our farmsteads and veggie plots. So, I’ll mix it up a bit.
The Farm Bill is a massive omnibus bill which sets policy and funding levels for a wide range of programs under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As you harvest the first tomatoes of the season, you may notice that some of the fruit is not perfect. Blossom end rot, a physiologic disorder, results in dry, sunken, brown areas on the blossom end or bottom of the fruit.
This summer is the ninth time that Open Farm Week has been celebrated in Vermont.
The beginning of July means that sour cherry season is almost here. Sour cherries are bright red, jeweled fruits that are exceptionally tart and acidic, yet delicious when made into jams, jellies, syrups, ice creams and baked goods.
Container gardening is a good option if you have limited space or want to be able to alter your environment by moving pots around.
Through the years I’ve always placed my herb garden as near to the kitchen door as possible. If it isn’t close you won’t tend to use what you’ve lovingly grown.
When Alejandra Perez arrived from Mexico in Vermont 14 years ago, she found it difficult to engage with her new community.