Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Got Veggies? Lacto-Ferment Dilly Beans and more for Healthy Winter Meals

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Vermont everybody makes “dilly beans”, vinegar-pickled string beans with garlic and dill.  When I first heard about dilly beans after moving to VT in 1999, in order to immerse … Continue reading

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Emerging Agritourism: Farm to Fork Dinners at Sandiwood Farm

Twenty-five years ago, the land that would become Sandiwood Farm in Wolcott, VT wasn’t much more than a barren field. But that didn’t stop Sara and Bob Schlosser from putting down roots and starting a life there. The two married … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat: Staying Healthy in Winter

Living in the Northeast, as in many other regions, the winter cold has set in and the outdoor growing season has come to an end. This makes it easy to kick back, enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa, and … Continue reading

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Building Resilience into the Food System – The Story of Salvation Farms

If you were to visit High Mowing Organic Seeds last winter on a Sunday, you might have found Theresa Snow wandering the fulfillment aisles, filling orders and getting some weekend hours into her busy schedule. You wouldn’t know it from … Continue reading

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Making Your Farm Accessible to Low-Income Customers

In the spring of 2010, with one season of farming under my belt and the travel bug planted inside me, I moved to Alaska to work as a School Garden Supervisor for Calypso Farm and Ecology Center.  My job was … Continue reading

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Medicinal Herbs

At the height of the summer when the days are long, the trials field is full and our harvests are overflowing, it’s easy to let exhaustion creep into the few spare moments not spent hoeing, transplanting, collecting data, or harvesting.  … Continue reading

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Carrot Juices

Here in Northern Vermont, April tugs at our heartstrings as it dangles spring in front of us, while at the same time threatening one more winter storm to put our hopes for new gardens and fresh veggies on hold a … Continue reading

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Myanmar’s Floating Gardens and Golden Buddhas: Winter Farmer Travel (Part II)

This article is a follow up to Becky’s January article, Trading in Ski Boots for Sandals: Winter Adventures for Farmers (Part 1)   in which she wrote about the role that travel plays in her career as a farmer. She … Continue reading

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Sprouts and Shoots: For the Love of a Winter Salad

As we all search for ways to eat fresh, home-grown food year round—especially those of us with harsh winter climates—let us give tribute to the sprout and shoot…two super easy ways to feed your family fresh green and living foods … Continue reading

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Fall Salves & Tinctures

As summer starts to wind down and weeding and planting give way to harvesting and processing, I like to begin to think about my winter remedies. I like to make salves, tinctures, and syrups to ensure my health through the … Continue reading

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