Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • What on the Farm? Wooden Drum Sculptures

    August 24, 2020 | Holly Brough Culture / Arts

    Along our walking trails, you might be surprised or puzzled by a lineup of wooden poles topped by sculpted heads both human and animal. Here's their story.

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  • Summer Squash Rolls

    August 23, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    By their nature, summer squash plants are prolific—just a few can inundate a home gardener with a big harvest in no time at all. Chef John Patterson created this delicious no-cook summer appetizer in response to the garden abundance.

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  • Tomato Gazpacho Soup

    August 11, 2020 | Tre McCarney Agriculture / Food

    Take the flavors of Chef John’s recipe and apply it to what you pulled from your garden beds or came in your recent CSA (it’s a guide, not a rulebook).

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  • Happy Trails

    August 10, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts, Nature / Natural Resources

    Our trails have offered solace and peace to many in this time of COVID. Enjoy this virtual "walk" along some of our favorite spots and vistas, including the Formal Gardens.

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  • A History of the Formal Gardens

    August 9, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards

    Enjoy a historic walk through the Formal Gardens through their early years and beyond, witnessing their evolution, transformation, and care.

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  • Restoring the Formal Gardens, 2007-2020

    August 7, 2020 | Holly Brough Culture / Arts, Gardening

    The Formal Gardens Restoration Project has taken over a decade to complete. Here's a look back at the enormous effort involved in the four phases of work.

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  • Have you thanked a bat, today?

    July 22, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Find out what's important and cool about bats in Vermont and beyond, and why their survival is threatened.

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  • Kohlrabi-Carrot Slaw

    July 22, 2020 Agriculture / Food

    Chef John Patterson offers up a recipe using kohlrabi: a crunchy, bright slaw!

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  • Planting in the Market Garden

    July 21, 2020 | Lynn Wolfe Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    What does planting actually look like in our Market Garden? There's more to it than just tucking seeds in the ground. Take a look at recent planting project.

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  • Sugar Snap Pea Salad

    July 8, 2020 Agriculture / Food

    This popular side dish created by Executive Chef John Patterson is a fresh addition to any summer meal. Find it on our online store as a rotating option, or make it for yourself!

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