Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • 2018-19 Northeast Farm to School Institute Photo Recap

    July 16, 2018 | Sarah Webb Education for Sustainability

    Nearly 100 educators, school nutrition staff, administrators, farmers, and regional Farm to School organizations gathered for the Farm to School Institute.

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  • Summer Cheesemaking

    June 13, 2018 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    When our cows transition each spring from their indoor winter diet of hay and baleage to a summer outdoor diet of pasture grasses, we have to adjust our cheesemaking accordingly.

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  • Three Early Summer Dishes

    June 11, 2018 Agriculture / Food

    As we opened the Inn & Restaurant doors this season, we asked Executive Chef Jim McCarthy, “What current dishes best represent our approach or food philosophy?”

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  • One scholarship. And the lives it's changing.

    April 20, 2018 | Holly Brough

    Tanya, who runs a 4-star, registered home childcare in Winooski, shares how her experience last summer at our Project Seasons for Young Learners workshop was "life-changing."

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  • On Plumbing and Preservation

    April 18, 2018 | Julie Eldridge Edwards

    Water leaks and stains are something to be feared in a historic house. When we discovered one, it led to multiple restoration projects to help preserve the Inn's historic integrity.

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  • Phenology and Climate at the Farm

    April 13, 2018 | Holly Brough

    A new series of monitoring stations along the Lone Tree Hill Trail will help us track and teach about climate change at a micro-level, through the study of plant phenology.

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  • Sowing Seeds to Grow Farm-Based Education

    March 20, 2018 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    Discover what inspires, motivates, and changes farmers and educators as they work to grow and strengthen their farm-based education programs.

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  • A Bird-Friendly Sugarbush

    February 13, 2018 | Holly Brough Nature / Natural Resources

    What does a "bird-friendly" sugarbush mean? We worked with Audubon Vermont and others to determine if our sugarbush met the criteria.

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  • A new crop at the Market Garden

    February 12, 2018 | Lynn Wolfe Agriculture / Food

    It is always exciting to experiment with growing new plants in our organic Market Garden to show the wonderful variety of foods that can be grown in Vermont. Our latest experiment is saffron.

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  • A Rediscovered Corn Sheller Gets New Life

    January 18, 2018 | Lynn Wolfe Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Market Gardener Lynn Wolf went looking for a way to more efficiently shell the popcorn and blue corn that we grow. It led to a discovery -- and a solution!

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