Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio
Former Kansas residents Deb and Ed Bratton of Brandon first fell in love with Vermont after visiting family in the region. Then, the couple developed a strong interest in raising alpacas. They decided to make a big leap and marry the two passions—that is, leave their midwestern life far behind and move east to start an alpaca ranch in Vermont.
The milkman's on his way at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury
When I was a lad growing up in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania during the early 1960s, I remember the Freeman’s Dairy milkman making his neighborhood rounds driving a nifty, red Divco stepvan with quaint little bifolding side access doors.
Public hearing June 19
The Salisbury Development Review Board will hold a public hearing in the Salisbury Community School Gymnasium, 7 p.m., June 19, for the purpose of considering application from Daniel Smith of IES, Integrated Energy Solutions, Inc.
The National Audubon Society has named Peter H. Ross of Jericho vice president and executive director for its Vermont state office, Audubon Vermont, effective June 11. Ross will lead and implement conservation goals and strategies in the state and will expand the geographic reach of Audubon Vermont’s programs across the state and the region.
On Wednesday, June 19, at noon—in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum’s current exhibit "From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England"—Bill Brooks will lead a gallery talk about dairy farming in Vermont.
In a lawsuit brought by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, a Vermont Superior Court judge has ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay the State of Vermont $8.3 million in penalties for violating Vermont’s consumer protection laws.
Lots of milk, music, pies in Middlebury
June is Dairy Month, and to celebrate, the Sheldon Museum will present a series of entertaining programs the weekend of June 14.
Vermont Winery Passport includes vineyards, wineries, meaderies
New, northern-born grape varieties—crosses between rugged American and tasty European grapes—are transforming some of Vermont's former farmscapes into vineyards, with wineries springing up amid the vines.
Blue Spruce Farm located at 1796 Route 22 A in Bridport, will hold a public open house Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m.
Composting dos and don'ts
Memorial Day weekend is a popular time for Vermonters to work in their gardens (although this year, the weather forecast might present a challenge). As we enter the weekend, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture addresses some frequently asked questions regarding compost.
All-local Green Pasture Meats
Vermont consumers are becoming more concerned about the quality and location of their foods. In the past two years alone, a half dozen new, wholesome food providers have opened for business in the Addison-Rutland-Windsor region.
Sanders, anti-GMO special interests vow to keep on fighting
The U.S. Senate today rejected by a vote of 71 to 27 an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to let states require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified ingredients.The issue is of special interest to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont.
Rutland County Master Gardeners are having their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee approved a Farm Bill last week on a bipartisan vote of 36-10. The bill is expected to be debated by the full House of Representatives this summer.
Two Rutland-area insurance agencies merged recently.