Elderberry syrup made with honey and dried elderberries.
By Kay Aihla McGrenaghan Cafasso
Permaculture design and gardening continues all year, even when the growing season is at rest. It is essential to continually ask: How we can we be more efficient with our time and energy, live with greater health consciousness, meanwhile working with […]
Low-maintenance elderberries for an effortless, bountiful harvest.
Fruit of the native elderberry. Photo by D. Fried.
By David Fried of Elmore Roots
Using our experience from 36 years of growing elderberries on a rugged hillside, in Elmore, Vermont, Zone 3, we offer this effortless recipe for a successful start to a fruitful ending, for […]
By Dr. Alan K. Betts
When the Earth becomes vibrant again with life in spring, we welcome the change, and many feel a surge of joy and gratitude. I know that spring is very early this year – the daffodils bloomed in Pittsford in March, the earliest date ever. This is no surprise as winters […]
Sun, April 10, 2016, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Hartford High School in White River Junction, VT Join Vital Communities for its annual celebration of local foods in the Upper Valley.
Taste the flavors of the Upper Valley at this premier sampling event with over 50 farm and food-related vendors. Attendees enjoy fresh produce, […]
Master Gardener Volunteer Event held in conjunction with OCCA’s Earth Festival
Are you ready to explore new gardening techniques this spring? On April 9, the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties will present Spring Garden Day, with this year’s event focused on sustainable gardening techniques. It will be held in conjunction […]
Come to Prescott Farm on Saturdays during the month of March and enjoy Maple Sugar Madness!
Sugaring season is here! Flickr photo.
Laconia, NH – For over 15 years Prescott Farm has been offering their Maple Sugar Madness programs to school groups and the public during the month of March. On Saturdays, March […]
Press Conference Wednesday, January 20th at the Vermont Statehouse to review progress, trends, and what’s next in Vermont’s implementation of the Farm to Plate food system plan
At no other time in Vermont’s history has food system activity been more coordinated and more of an […]
Cate’s Pruning Shears
By N. R. Mallery
Two pruning shears came in from Cate’s Garden for review. They are both of the highest quality and are available together on Amazon Prime for $61.94
I LOVE these pruning shears!! Oh my goodness – they’re just the best I have ever held in my […]
Harvest rewards at D Acres Permaculture Farm. Photos courtesy of D Acres.
By Josh Trought
In the Northeast, with our short growing season, the practice of developing a resilient food system depends on preserving the harvest through the winter months. Preservation provides a mechanism to extend food availability beyond fresh picked.
VERMONT CO-OPS: HUBS FOR VERMONT OPEN FARM WEEK, AUGUST 3-9
This August, farms across Vermont are opening their doors to the public for Vermont’s first Open Farm Week. A celebration of the “farm” in “farm to table,” the weeklong event will give people a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working […]