Category Archives: Agriculture

Time ripe for apple picking

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. The large amount of rain early in the summer has brought a bumper apple crop. Orchards in the area are getting ready for the season…

Grants will promote local food use

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. Two local organizations have received grants from The Food and Farm Initiative of the Vermont Community Foundation. The Bennington County Regional Commission and Rutland Area Farm…

Proctor grows a community

By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. PROCTOR — The recent harvest was the first of many to come. The Rev. Doug Williams, pastor of Union Church of Proctor, said the Jack…

Farm group marks 3 years

By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. Things are about to change at the Vermont Farmers Food Center. A long-discussed local food aggregation center at the West Street property is expected to…

Sweet potato grower receives grant

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. PAWLET — The largest sweet potato farm in the state is getting a new barn. Laughing Child Farm on Route 30 in Pawlet received a…

Local producers corner the market

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. The first official day of summer is a little more than a month away, but the Vermont Farmers Market’s summer edition couldn’t wait. “Beyond a doubt…

Conference explores agritourism opportunities

Rutland – Whether offering a farm stay experience, farm stand, pick-your-own operation or barn tours for groups, many Vermont farms are turning to agritourism, education and direct sales to supplement…

Vermonters celebrate how sweet it is

By Bryanna Allen  |  Correspondent. MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS — Outside the snow was falling, wet and heavy. The fire under the big kettle hissed in protest as the contents simmered and…

Soy What? Solving the Ever-Popular Soy Mystery

LIVING LIVELY | By KATE ROBITELLO The great debate over the effects of soy has long been in existence, especially among primarily plant-based consumers. As the third-most-subsidized crop in the…

Not All Growers Like ‘Them Apples’

By Patricia Minichiello  |  Correspondent. Apple crops were decent at some orchards this season and nonexistent at others as visitors flocked to bountiful growers for the traditional pick-your-own experience. At…