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Welcome This Early Spring

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

When the Earth becomes vibrant again with life in spring, we welcome the change, and many feel a surge of joy and gratitude. I know that spring is very early this year – the daffodils bloomed in Pittsford in March, the earliest date ever. This is no surprise as winters […]

15th Annual Flavors of the Valley 2016

Sun, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Hartford High School in White River Junction, VT Join Vital Communities for its annual celebration of local foods in the Upper Valley.

Taste the flavors of the Upper Valley at this premier sampling event with over 50 farm and food-related vendors. Attendees enjoy fresh produce, […]

Spring Garden Day Highlights Sustainable Gardening on April 9, Milford, New York

Master Gardener Volunteer Event held in conjunction with OCCA’s Earth Festival

Are you ready to explore new gardening techniques this spring? On April 9, the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties will present Spring Garden Day, with this year’s event focused on sustainable gardening techniques. It will be held in […]

Looking for a fun family outing?

Come to Prescott Farm on Saturdays during the month of March and enjoy Maple Sugar Madness!

Sugaring season is here! Flickr photo.

Laconia, NH – For over 15 years Prescott Farm has been offering their Maple Sugar Madness programs to school groups and the public during the month of March. On Saturdays, March […]

Farm to Plate Press Conference

Press Conference Wednesday, January 20th at the Vermont Statehouse to review progress, trends, and what’s next in Vermont’s implementation of the Farm to Plate food system plan

WHAT:

At no other time in Vermont’s history has food system activity been more coordinated and […]

Garden Product Reviews

Cate’s Pruning Shears

By N. R. Mallery

Two pruning shears came in from Cate’s Garden for review. They are both of the highest quality and are available together on Amazon Prime for $61.94

I LOVE these pruning shears!! Oh my goodness – they’re just the best I have ever held in my […]

A Permaculture Harvest

Harvest rewards at D Acres Permaculture Farm. Photos courtesy of D Acres.

By Josh Trought

In the Northeast, with our short growing season, the practice of developing a resilient food system depends on preserving the harvest through the winter months. Preservation provides a mechanism to extend food availability beyond fresh picked.

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OPEN FARM WEEK, AUGUST 3-9

VERMONT CO-OPS: HUBS FOR VERMONT OPEN FARM WEEK, AUGUST 3-9

This August, farms across Vermont are opening their doors to the public for Vermont’s first Open Farm Week. A celebration of the “farm” in “farm to table,” the weeklong event will give people a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working […]

Open Farm Week, August 3-9

Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, Celebrates Local Food Origins

Farms open their doors to a public interested in learning more about where food comes from and supporting the local agricultural economy.

Montpelier, VT – Farmers across Vermont will throw open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public for a behind-the-scenes look […]

Two Garden Product Reviews

that Make Gardening Fun!

By N. R. Mallery

I love gardening, but when the weed’s get ahead of you, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. It can seem like you are fighting a losing battle against the persistent weeds.

When you grow organically, chemical weed killers are not an option. So in our quest for a […]