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On Miracles and Resolutions

Many global traditions celebrate the sun and light in this season of darkness. Among the many miracles you may choose to celebrate in these weeks, choose also to be in awe over the miracle of fresh local winter greens!                   Today’s glorious and rare bluebird December sky […]

Holiday Markets & Festivities

Thanksgiving is coming and it is snowing like it means it here at the farm. That must mean it is time for a variety of holiday markets and festivities.  While you are planning your holiday shopping and outings here are some to consider and where you can find our pasture-raised meats and organically managed veggies, […]

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

                Several years ago Passover and Easter also overlapped while our dear farm friends (and fantastic cooks) the Bailey-Cohens were visiting.  We hit lots of holiday highlights including Liz chiefing this great soup — whether you are celebrating Passover or just seeking some delicious comfort food, this will […]

Holiday Gifts & Trees with Alaina Pinto

          We had a great, early morning with Alaina Pinto of Local 22/44 at LH Stowell & Son Christmas Tree Farm in Brookfield with a live broadcast about how local farms and our Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative can help folks get ready for the holidays from a fresh local tree […]

WCAX on Pasture-Raised Lard

Had a great time with Judy Simpson & Joe Carroll from WCAX talking about our pasture-raised pigs and the lard they produce.           Check out the video clip to learn more about this healthy fat and how to use it.                   For more […]

Localvore Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Cookies are well-loved in our household…one of the favorite sweets and best served with the other favorite, Strafford Ice Cream.   This is a favorite family recipe, updated for sustainable local eating! Bye, bye Crisco and hello pasture-raised lard from our pigs! That paired with great ingredients like one of the many great Vermont Flours, […]

Farm Fresh Food Coloring

Yes, it finally worked.  Beet juice food coloring for frosting, perfect for the Sugar Cookie Tamworth Sow, piglets and barn we made.  More experimentation to do and some say adding some maple syrup to the frosting helps the color be darker red and less fuschia, but vibrant, fun and less toxic!  There are some additional […]

Blown Away

“Blown away”! And this time it wasn’t the wind. It was the refrain – sometimes punctuated with tears, from folks attending the Music for Farms concert. Almost one quarter of the roughly 60 attendees were under 12. We are thrilled that farm members and friends Mary Bonhang and Evan Premo and their Scrag Mountain Music […]