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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Chef Jim's Nacho Soup

    October 11, 2018 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food

    A blended soup utilizing those bottom-of-the-bag tortilla chip crumbs that became an instant hit with students and adults.

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  • New Roof on Hoop Barn

    September 26, 2018 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    The hoop barn at the Dairy just got a roof lift! At 19 years old, the original roof was ready for a replacement.

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  • Four-Year Cheddar!

    September 25, 2018 | Madeline Born Agriculture / Food

    It's a rare batch of cheese that makes it to a four-year cheddar. Find out what it takes to make the grade.

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  • Nutrition, Taste, and Cost: Balancing Priorities in the School Cafeteria

    September 19, 2018 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food

    School nutrition professionals gathered with Vermont FEED to consider how to feed students nourishing meals on a budget — that they will actually eat.

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  • Dry Summer at the Dairy

    September 6, 2018 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    The summer drought in the Champlain Valley has been hard on our pastures and fields, with impacts rippling out through the dairy and cheesemaking. Here's how they've been coping.

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  • Mitigating Food Waste with Creative Cooking

    August 22, 2018 Agriculture / Food

    Chef Jim McCarthy takes food waste seriously, “I like to think about how we can use all the food that is delivered to our kitchen.”

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  • Our Cheddar Brings Home a Blue Ribbon!

    August 1, 2018 | Thomas Perry Agriculture / Food

    Our 6-Month Cheddar brought home a blue ribbon at the American Cheese Society's annual Judging and Competition.

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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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  • 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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