Jamie Eisenberg, Senior Chef Instructor, CVCAC Hal Cohen, Executive Director, CVCAC Michelle Wallace, Program Manager, The Vermont Foodbank

The Vermont Foodbank and Central Vermont Community Action Council Serve Up a New Culinary Training Program in Downtown Barre

by Emily Kaminsky Walking into Central Vermont Community Action Council’s new facility in downtown Barre, you would hardly know that in just seven months 11,000 pounds of food came through one door and went out another in the form of 33,000 prepared meal servings to people in need. For the first time in its 50-year […]

The Ayers Brook Goat Dairy Barn in Randolph, VT. Photo by Mike Furey.

Premium Goats’ Milk Production Expanding in Vermont

by Mike Furey Lined up on shelves at either end of the glass-enclosed atrium are 30 or more gold and silver statuettes along with 18 or so plaques representing dozens of national and international awards that the cheeses and products of Vermont Butter & Cheese Co. have won in the last decade. Just recently they […]

Farm to Plate for All Vermonters

Farm to Plate for All Vermonters

by Erica Campbell Vermont has a blossoming local food movement that is often in the news and even makes national headlines. While it’s wonderful to be recognized as a leader, we can’t rest on our laurels. We need to continually examine the impacts of local food systems on the economy, health, food security and the […]

Scott & Kevin Kerner at Three Penny Taproom. Photo by Jen Sciarrotta

SPARGE: Montbeerlier

Sparge: /spärj/ verb. A brewing technique that extracts the sugar from the grains by exposing the grains to water. by Jerry Carter The sun is shining, temperatures are rising and the snow is melting. While the sap might be drying up, the beer is running. Spring is here at last and it’s time to enjoy the […]

Mercedes and her star wand. Photo by Evie Lovett.

The Drag Queens of Dummerston, Vermont: A Story of Transformation

by Amy Brooks Thornton Evie Lovett’s transformation began in the basement of the Rainbow Cattle Co., a gay bar in Dummerston, Vermont. As she photographed everyday Vermont citizens turning themselves into divas of the stage—padding their hips and busts, lavishly applying lipstick and eyeliner and donning gorgeous wigs—she asked herself, “How do I let my […]

April 17 2014

Nature Watch 4.17.14

We finally made it into the woods to check the vernal ponds, and a semi-permanent pond used each year by countless Jefferson and spotted salamanders and wood frogs. Well, guess what? For the first time in 30 years, that pond was frozen right down to the bottom and although it has melted on top and […]