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Sustainable Apple Orchards

Apples at Scott Farm Orchard. Courtesy Kelly Carlin.

George Harvey

As we all know, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And though that proverb apparently did not come from Benjamin Franklin, as I had thought, it has been shown by medical researchers that apples have significant health benefits. Of […]

Harvest Right In-Home Freeze Dryers

By George Harvey

There are lots of ways to preserve food. In ancient times, meats and fish were smoked, and vegetables and cheese were lacto-fermented. In the Middle Ages, freshly caught ocean fish was packed in salt and sold weeks or months later in Alpine towns. More recently, canning, freezing, and refrigeration came […]

Look Out for Vermont Sap Suckers!

Photos courtesy of Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery

By N. R. Mallery

For those of us that tap our trees in late winter to early spring, the sweet taste of that first flowing sap is a long awaited treat. If you have ever sipped or sucked on the fresh sap […]

Shelburne Vineyard

Shelburne Vineyard and Marquette grapes as harvest approaches.

By George Harvey

The thoughts that come up when we consider Vermont agriculture include dairy products, maple syrup, apple cider, and vegetables from small farms. One thing that does not come readily to mind is grape wine. Perhaps that will change, as we have the […]

Winter Harvest Squash for Thanksgiving

Use any winter squash that you may have grown — such as Delicata, Butternut, Acorn… or this one that was our ‘Mystery Squash’, that appears to be a cross between Delicata and a Pumpkin. … We are calling them Pumpinatas.

Cut in slices, tossed with olive oil and salt. Cover and roast in a 350º […]