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  • Ben & Jerry's
    Ben & Jerry's: 5 Scoops of facts you did not know
    Why say it, when you can show it? That was Ben & Jerry’s reasoning behind their one-of-a-kind press release. Two weeks ago, Ben & Jerry’s ditched the standard press release email and flew several food bloggers out to Vermont...
  • Green Mountain Boys
    Vermont’s Green Mountain Boys
    Prior to the American Revolution, a paramilitary organization was assembled in the area referred to as theNew Hampshire Grants(now the state of Vermont). Composed of rugged mountain men, land speculators and other settlers, the Green Mountain Boys...
  • Top things to do in Grafton, VT
    Top things to do in Grafton, VT
    Getting out and about in GraftonFor such a small quaint village, there is an abundance of things to see and do in Grafton. If you are staying at the Grafton Inn or one of its private homes, you get free use of gear at the Grafton Ponds Outdoor...
  • Food waste today; feed, fertilizer and compost tomorrow
    Food waste today; feed, fertilizer and compost tomorrow
    Food scraps and food waste are an emerging economic driver in Vermont, equally poised to support local agriculture and soil health. Cultivating Value from Food Scraps, is this year’s theme at the 9th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit...
  • Monte-Sainte-Anne skier
    Too snowy to ride your bicycle? Ski or snowboard instead
    With March still behaving like winter, it’s tough to ride a bicycle outdoors in the New York City Area. But as you undoubtedly know it has been a fine snow year for northeast U.S. and Canadian ski areas. So an alternative to cycling in the...
  • Standout craft brewer beer in a crowded field: NEK Newport, VT's Kingdom Brewery
    Standout craft brewer beer in a crowded field: NEK Newport, VT's Kingdom Brewery
    Talk about localvore! If you want to taste the flavorful and high quality beers of Vermont's Kingdom Brewery, you're pretty much going to have to experience them up in what is known as the Northeast Kingdom. Named for its renowned beauty,...
  • Ollie the Camel
    Ollie, the Resident Camel of Route 7
    The last thing anyone driving along scenic Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, VT., (just a few miles south of Burlington), would expect to see is a camel. That’s right a camel…with two humps.The Bactrian camel, named Ollie, is part of what...
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics professor Jonathan Gruber testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about his work on the Affordable Care Act
    Jonathan Gruber in trouble in both Vermont and Massachusetts
    For Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who is the father of Obamacare, it looks like it may be a case of Nemesis following hubris. First, Breitbart reported on Tuesday that the state of Vermont has caught Gruber padding his billable hours for a...
  • Cheesecake from a Vermont inn
    Cheesecake from a Vermont inn
    Whenever you travel and eat at a great restaurant, do you find yourself trying a dish that's so very good, you wish the restaurant could give the recipe to you? I find that it depends upon the restaurant: some are willing to share their...
  • Explore the Vermont Food System
    Vermont’s Food System: Relocalize it!
    The state of Vermont is working together to implement arguably the most comprehensive food system plan in the country. The Farm to Plate Strategic Plan is comprised of 25 goals to strengthen the working landscape, improve the profitability of...
  • Cheese lovers' heaven at Cabot's Visitors Center & Tour: Cabot, Vermont
    Cheese lovers' heaven at Cabot Visitors Center & Tour: Cabot, Vermont
    Is your grocery store like mine -- not carrying all of the Cabot cheese flavors? My local Target has crapped out altogether. And yet, this is just the type of food producer we should be supporting! Cabot is a cooperative of 1,200 family farms in...
  • The Vermont Farm Show
    The Vermont Farm Show
    The last week of January in Vermont is COLD! For winter outdoor enthusiasts, it's a playground to button up and dig into. For farmers, it's time to rest by the fire and head to the annual Vermont Farm Show. Held at the Champlain Valley...
  • Summer dreaming, but year 'round bounty of St. Johnsbury Farmers Mkt in Vermont
    Summer dreaming, but year 'round bounty of St. Johnsbury Farmers Mkt in Vermont
    Granted, most people this time of year associate Vermont with skiing and maple sugaring. But you still gotta eat! In Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom -- affectionately named for fairytale-like beauty -- St. Johnsbury has a year-round farmers...
  • A global array of fun awaits from US to Switzerland
    Winter wonderlands of the world from Vermont to Gstaad
    From Asheville to Switzerland hotels around the world are offering travelers blues-beating winter escapes with everything from beer and skiing to comedy shows and Jazz music.Laugh, dance and singThe Omni Grove Park Inn’s Winter Concert...
  • Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin
    Vermont State Legislature reelects Governor Peter Shumlin
    The Vermont State Legislature reelected Governor Peter Shumlin (D) today after Shumlin and his challenger Scott Milne failed to gain the minimum of 50 percent plus one to be elected directly in Novembers general election. The legislature voted 110...
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