Monthly Archives: November 2009

Do your pART

Help feed Vermont and enjoy some beautiful art at the same time! The Vermont Foodbank is collaborating with the Vermont Arts Council to hold an online auction to help provide meals to those in need.  Continue reading

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Strafford Organic Creamery Milk returns to Sterling

Starting tomorrow, Sterling will once again be receiving milk from the Strafford Organic Creamery!  Strafford Organic is one of Vermont’s premier dairy farms.  They claim to produce the best milk and ice cream on the planet… and they’re probably right.  We had a bit of a gap in getting their milk, but they finally have enough excess that even the milk-drinkers here at Sterling will have plenty of fresh, delicious, organic, Vermont-grown milk .  To learn more about Strafford Organic (and why their milk is so great!), click here.

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If there can be a garden this good at the White House…

… shouldn’t we be able to do the same thing for our schools and community here in Vermont, where we have so much land and farming expertise at our fingertips?

Veggie harvest at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama used the helped of local school kids to produce 740 pounds of food in a little garden at the White House.  And in doing so, she helped educate impressive numbers of kids and other community members about the value of whole, fresh foods.  Check out the White House food initiative at ObamaFoodorama.

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Wal-Mart goes local

…or so it claims.  But what does “local” mean to the king of chain mega-stores?  Apparently, Wal-Mart now touts itself as the country’s biggest purchaser of locally grown produce.  Read the story.

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Milk-o-matic big hit in Slovenian Farmers’ Markets

Ever seen a milk-o-matic?  Probably not, unless you’ve been to any of a handful of small European countries (including Slovenia and Switzerland).  They’re like vending machines, but for fresh milk.  Check it out here.

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Community root cellar built in Montpelier

Spearheaded by Food Works at Two Rivers Center, a community root cellar is nearing completion in Montpelier.  The produce stored within it will primarily be sold at a reduced price to Vermonters in need.  Watch the news video.

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