Yesterday we had one of the most rewarding days ever in the short history of Stonebottom Farm. Chef/Owner, Craig Goldstein, of Jackson's on the River in Middlebury (our primary restaurant partner) brought Will, one of his chefs, out for a visit and to see what's growing. We started by trying the ripe strawberries and sampling the snow peas. As we moved along they talked about wanting to try some of everything we are growing and how they would feature this or that in their daily specials. The fingerling potatoes will be paired with our French beans in Salade Niçoise and we can't wait to try it. As we strolled through the field we stopped along the tour and grazed on arugula, harvested a radish which we would later wash and enjoy, sampled a garlic scape, and admired the shallot tops which Craig snapped off to sample. The shallot tops are delicious-and we were just waiting for them to die back so we could harvest what is underneath! Our mouths watered as they talked about how they would use other crops we are growing. After they left, we both agreed that our partnership with Jackson's on the River is EXACTLY the type of relationship that Vermont Fresh Network must have had in mind when the organization was founded 15 years ago.
...with Abbey Duke, who joined our board in 2009, we got both and farmer and a food entrepreneur in one person.
For Jason Tostrup, the relationship he has with farmers is at the core of his restaurant and his philosophy.
Karme Choling Meditation Center
One of the first meditation centers established in North America, Karmê Chöling is nestled on 700 acres...
There has been farming on the site of the Scott Farm since 1791...
When Richard and I first decided to open a small, fine dining restaurant in Brookfield...
Young and new to growing, Tim & Janet Taylor began farming the peaceful mountain valley of Post Mills, VT in the 1980's.
If you've ever had the opportunity to dine at the Main Street Grill and Bar in downtown Montpelier, you've probably enjoyed a meal that was, in part, designed by VFN Board Member Tom Bivins.
The Skinny Pancake
Our initial efforts to "go local" began way-back-when with our cart on Church Street & some very memorable pick-your-own adventures over at Adam's Berry Farm.