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August 24, 2017 4 years ago, Vermont Fresh Network staff met with James Ehlers of Lake Champlain International (LCI) because James had a question: Why aren’t Vermont chefs using local fish? The answer was simple – they had no idea that they could.
July 12, 2017 Though it's unofficial, July is the cheesiest month of the year - the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival takes over Shelburne Farms on August 16th and ushers in a string of national and worldwide cheese competitions where Vermont producers win big.
June 28, 2017 Meet Walter Jeffries, farmer - and now butcher - at Sugar Mountain Farm in West Topsham.
June 28, 2017 VFN member chefs and restaurant staff have an appreciation for - and often an obsession with - fresh, local, unique ingredients. Vermont farmers provide the bulk of their needs, but a natural curiosity drives many chefs to the garden as well.
June 14, 2017 If you are looking to visit Hooker Mountain Farm Distillery, don’t look for an industrial complex or warehouse – instead, keep your eyes peeled for the (possibly pants-less) 5-year-old running down the farm road to greet you.
June 14, 2017 29 years ago Bob and Sara were married on the land that is now Sandiwood Farm. Boasting incredible 360 views, breathtaking sunsets and beautiful moonrises they knew this was the place they would build their home-farm and raise their family.
May 24, 2017 Introducing new member Fat Sheep Farm and Cabins! Todd Heyman and Suzy Kaplan manage a diversified farm featuring brand new visitor rental cabins in Windsor, Vermont. We caught up with them last week for a little Q&A about who they are and what they do.
May 24, 2017 Susanna Keefer runs Susanna's Catering in Morrisville, but you might be familiar with her culinary flair from her wildly popular Mama Hoo-Ra dip available in specialty groceries and markets across the state. Recently, along with preparing for a busy catering season, Susanna has been awarded a Vermont Business Magazine 2017...
May 10, 2017 Last Monday brought lively discourse to the meeting room at Hotel Vermont where Vermont chefs, farmers, distributors and wildcrafters gathered for a roundtable discussion about ramps – Vermont’s favorite spring harvest. Debate was sparked when VFN Chef Doug Paine posted on Facebook that he was taking a year off from...
May 10, 2017 Spring ushers in the season of wild edibles - starting with ramps, fiddleheads, and the hunt for the elusive morel. While it's a treat to see these delicious gifts of nature on menus each spring, they are certainly not the only wild edibles worth celebrating.