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February 12, 2016 When Ted and Linda Fondulas took over direction of Newhall Farm around six years ago there were already quite a few residents, including a herd of cattle unlike any other. The Randall is Vermont’s own heritage breed of cattle, and about 30 years ago they were nearly extinct.
February 10, 2016 In the spirit of Valentines Day, we asked some of our farmer couples to dish on the ups and downs of working with their partners and to answer the age old question - "do those who hay together, stay together?" This time, we caught the female perspective -- next time...
February 10, 2016 Some of Vermont's most romantic dining spots are nestled high in the mountains and trail adjacent. Whether you and your partner are nordic or alpine enthusiasts, we've got a romantic and snowy dining and adventure experience for you.
January 20, 2016 On a cold winter weekend night, there is no warmer spot to cozy up in for a delicious and inventive meal than The Backroom in Pittsfield. In the summer and fall months, Kevin Lasko and Katie Stiles are busy running Vermont Farms Catering, but once the temperature drops, they open...
December 25, 2015 Holiday food traditions vary from place to place and table to table. A handful of VFN Chefs will share their unique holiday traditions with their guests this season.
November 4, 2015 Throughout Executive Chef Scot Emerson’s career, he has been working towards a more ethical and sustainable approach to food. To combat food waste, serve hormone-free product raised humanely, and sustain his farm partners, Chef Scot is committed to bringing whole animals into his kitchen at Okemo Mountain Resort.
November 4, 2015 A reliable source for locally grown greens is a valuable commodity in Vermont. The cost for farmers to build strong, efficient winter greenhouses is considerable, but Mark and Christa at Jericho Settlers Farm had a creative solution to heat up their winter productivity.
October 7, 2015 Long gone are the days of the pizza diet for American college students - well, at least at UVM. While many Universities are farming out their dining programs to fast food restaurants, the University of Vermont has welcomed three Vermont Fresh Network partners to open cafes.
October 7, 2015 Cities grow and change, and we often forget to look to the past as we plan for the future. The Vermont cider revival has given us a chance to celebrate the past and the present. Apple trees once lined the busy streets of Burlington and grew in urban backyards.
September 16, 2015 Vermont apple orchards are enjoying a phenomenal season! Perfect conditions have meant an abundance of fruit, and with hundreds of varieties growing across the state - it's the perfect season to find a new favorite! To get you started, we have asked a few of our members to share their...