Stories from the Farm

Appreciating Carrie, Local Banquet AND Neighbors

  Pick up the Spring issue of Local Banquet!  Well, always pick up issues of Local Banquet because they continually do a great job of sharing stories about the triumphs and struggles of raising, selling, serving and preparing food raised in Vermont and the region. This issue marks 10 years of the magazine and also […]

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Late Winter Greens

Now, we are in Vermont and while it has felt like the end of Winter, there is no telling what March will bring.                   But from a greens perspective, the day length is the governing force supported (and stymied) by the amount of sun and fluctuation in […]

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Health per Acre – Dr. Vandana Shiva

Last weekend Vermont’s Northeast Organic Farmers (NOFA-VT) conference delivered dynamic keynote speakers. We traveled to UVM excited to hear the lauded Dr. Vandana Shiva.  What a treat, in this time of global uncertainty and contention, to listen to her wisdom about our shared future. She focused on the true purpose of farming, which in her mind is providing […]

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The End of an Era

No, we aren’t talking about the Obamas (though a deep gratitude for their leadership and grace), but the end of another era here at the farm.  Perhaps a team nearly as famous, our first herd of goats and the queens of that herd, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly.               […]

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Happy New Year!

Ah, the white of winter inside and out……. Until the covers come off!  

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Offerings of Peace

  The uncertainty and struggle in the world reminds us to also look towards the beauty around us.  Wishes for Peace and wholehearted holidays to all. 

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Embracing Winter

                              We generally do embrace Winter around here.  It is a part of Vermont we love dearly –Winter and all that it brings, especially when it brings snow.  For me, there is something so calming, so cheery, so comforting about the […]

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Ode to Winter Greens

                Sometimes (OK, often), December and the holidays appear out of nowhere.  Wasn’t it just early fall so recently, yet now it feels like winter has really set in and is here for keeps.  So it is this week.               Snow covers […]

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Eat, Play, Shop — with purpose!

Rejuvenate yourself, refresh your holiday traditions and recommit to supporting your neighborhood farms. Connect with farmers who grew and made gifts and products to make your holiday feasts and celebrations special. These are full circle gifts. Give your loved ones local foods and crafts wrapped in stories –stories of local ingredients, talents, your own adventures […]

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Coming Together

As if operating on an off-kilt calendar there they came… over the river and through the woods! Cousin Kelsey reached out and next thing you knew more relatives from near and far wanted to gather and there we were twelve members of our extended family grateful for each other and our meal. It is a […]

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