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compiled by Lisa Masé Kathleen Merrigan, former deputy secretary to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), gave a talk called Local Food for Healthy Communities in Richmond. During her tenure at the USDA, Merrigan launched the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” program and oversaw the development of the USDA’s organic standards. Her talk at […]

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The Barnstand, a business collective including Onion River Farmstand, Nutty Steph’s, and A Stitch in Time, opened in May at the intersection of Route 2 and Onion River Road in Marshfield. The collective will offer free coffee every day, as well as organically grown starts, herbs, vegetables, blueberries and goods made from produce grown on […]

Tiny Bites 4.18.13

Opening April 15 at 41 State Street, North Branch Tea and Wine Café is a gathering space that aims to hone the palates of tea and wine drinkers. The café will serve 25 loose-leaf teas, arranged in sampling jars for optimal selection. It will also offer a rotating selection of eight wines from around the […]

Tiny Bites 2.21.13: Food News You Can Use

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is creating the Vermont Food System Atlas website. Ellen Kahler shared the trial version of the site with the legislature in January and plans to launch the official site in March. The site aims to help bring more local food to those who need it. The atlas will serve initiatives […]

Tiny Bites 1.24.13: Food News You Can Use

Thinking about planting a garden this spring? Join the Barre Seed Swap this Saturday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Old Labor Hall. Bring non-GMO seeds, packaged and labeled with name and year, and a pot of soup to share at the potluck. All are welcome to attend this family-friendly event, […]

Tiny Bites 12.13.12

Maple Corner now has its own watering hole. The Whammy Bar, located in the Maple Corner Store on the County Road, opened in October and has quickly established itself as a venue for local folks to enjoy live music, the big game on the big TV and weekly entertainment like trivia night (Tuesdays) and open […]

Tiny Bites: Central Vermont Food News 11.15.12

The Montpelier holiday season begins with the Thanksgiving farmers’ market, held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Montpelier High School. This year, the market features 49 vendors and a wide variety of produce, cheese, milk, meats, maple syrup, holiday wreathes, baked goods and crafts. Gaylord Farm in Waitsfield will be taking turkey orders […]

Tiny Bites 10.17.12

Some like it hot—hot compost, that is. Highfields Center for Composting in Hardwick has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund research on a compost heat-recovery system. Compost heats up to 140 to 160 degrees, and that heat can be captured and transferred for heating water, greenhouses and barns. This is new technology in the early […]

Tiny Bites: Central Vermont Food News 9.20.12

The city of Barre could have a downtown grocery store in its future. The Granite City Co-op Food Market (GCC) was incorporated in July with the mission “to create a co-operatively owned downtown food market and cafe that offers affordable, convenient, local, healthy and quality food that meets the diverse needs of Barre’s citizens and […]

Tiny Bites: Central Vermont Food News 7.19.12

Finding more acres of farmland is a high priority for those who want Vermont to grow more of its own food. Surprisingly, just a few acres of farmland can be as valuable as a hundred-acre field. Creative and innovative arrangements between landowners and farmers can make small plots available for food production. This Saturday, July […]