Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Radishes ripe for the picking in Monkton made their way into a bin that would soon be delivered to Wake Robin’s kitchen in Shelburne. The Wake Robin retirement community houses about 360 residents. Director of Dining Services, Kathy King, uses almost 40 percent of her budget to purchase local and sustainable products. She buys from… Read More »

Managing Hinesburg’s tree population

Managing Hinesburg’s tree population

A town-wide tree inventory is underway in Hinesburg. Marie Ambusk of Hinesburg serves as the leader of TREEage, a volunteer project to promote best maintenance practices for urban trees. “My work has mostly been in South Burlington where we lived until moving to Hinesburg in 2012, and I’ve been working with Paul Weiczoreck to establish tree stewardship… Read More »

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival shares a taste the land

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival shares a taste the land

The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday, July 19. The Coach Barn… Read More »

Good Food Truck visits Chittenden County

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in… Read More »

Fresh Air Fund welcomes newcomers to town

Fresh Air Fund welcomes newcomers to town

By Ellen Cahill Although Deirdre Gladstone, of Hinesburg, always knew about The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program, she became very interested in hosting a New York City child when her daughter Rose read a book about a Fresh Air child coming to Vermont. Rose was so excited after reading this story that for… Read More »

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, said home gardeners and farmers all share a responsibility in keeping late blight, a damaging fungal disease, at bay. She is urging local growers to destroy any infected plants by cutting down the foliage and burning it or disposing of it in sealed garbage bags at… Read More »

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