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    • Share Cropping
    • Share Cropping

      Is the CSA boom coming to an end?
      The atmosphere at Burlington’s Intervale Community Farm is festive as customers trickle in, shopping bags in hand, to collect their weekly shares of produce…
    • Crumbs

      Side Dishes: Mark Bittman visits VT; Kloeti and Bivins honored; FarmPlate helps food businesses
      Last Friday, food journalist, author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman and Sen. Bernie Sanders gathered farmers and employees of the Burlington Intervale Center…
    • Skewering Irene

      Side Dishes: Top chefs and Intervale farmers "Stick a Fork in It"
      Vermont cuisine is known for its strong ties between chefs and farmers. On Sunday, October 30, the Intervale Center Farmers’ Recovery Fund will reap the…
    • Lost Season
    • Lost Season

      After the flood, Intervale farmers assess the damage
      It was a tough spring for Adam Hausmann. Floodwater seeped into his fields in Burlington’s Intervale five times over two months, drowning hundreds of…
    • Growing at the Intervale
    • Growing at the Intervale

      Side Dishes: Burlington agriculture hub promotes from within
      Glenn McRae, the soft-spoken executive director of Burlington’s Intervale Center, has stepped down. Why the change? “I’m taking a nap,” jokes McRae by phone.…
    • Abenaki Heritage Harvest

      Bite Club TV
      Ever wanted to eat like the first Vermonters? In honor of last year's Lake Champlain Quadricentennial, the folks at the Burlington Intervale began growing an…
    • Dueling Diets
    • Dueling Diets

      Two radically different ways to save on eats
      According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2008, the average American household spent roughly 9.6 percent of its disposable income on food. That’s a…
    • Mob City
    • Mob City

      Green Mountain Crop Mob cultivates community on the farm
      Adam Hausmann looks flummoxed by the stapled pages of directions he holds in his hand. He turns them over and studies them some more.…
    • Getting a Chubby
    • Getting a Chubby

      New muffin shop slated for Old North End
      According to Skinny Pancake owner Benjy Adler, he and his staffers have long joked that the crêperie has an alter ego called “The Chubby…
    • The Bluebird Is Flying
    • The Bluebird Is Flying

      Burlington's first "gastropub" opens its doors
      People open all sorts of restaurants for all sorts of reasons, but not many are inspired by the drinking habits of long-dead presidents. After…
    • Indian Summer
    • Indian Summer

      Native food rises again at the Intervale
      “When I was in college here, anthropologists still thought that Indians only roamed through here in hunting bands,” says University of Vermont ethnobotanist Kit Anderson.…
    • Food Moves

      Side Dishes: Entrées and Exits
      When Abbey Duke started Burlington’s Sugarsnap with NECI-trained co-owners Kirk and Katie Fiore, the two chefs envisioned the eatery as a “five-year plan,” says Duke.…
    • State of the (Fast Food) Nation
    • State of the (Fast Food) Nation

      Post-Vermont, Eric Schlosser dishes on trends in American eating
      Eric Schlosser is the man who told Americans exactly what lies between their hamburger buns. His best-selling expos of the cheap-eats industry, Fast Food…
    • Hoop House Hoopla

      Ruling Gives Half Pint Full Permission
      They had to jump through some hoops to get it, but Spencer and Mara Welton of Burlington's Half Pint Farm just received approval to build…
    • Compost Happens... or Not

      Opinion
      By now, everyone in Burlington has probably heard about the swift response from the Agency of Natural Resources - largely the Natural Resources Board and…
    • Cultivating Relationships

      Side Dishes: Local refugees are out of Africa, into gardening
      Most Africans know their way around a garden. Cultivating the land is an integral part of the culture, whether the gardener's native language is Somali,…
    • Permit Problems

      Come smell or high water
      Each year Megan Kolbay, owner of Earthgirl Composting, drops off around 6000 pounds of waste - including beef bones, tea bags, cotton balls and pizza…
    • Share and Share Alike

      Side Dish: New CSAs on the scene
      Imagine getting a big basket of farm-fresh vegetables, a dozen eggs and some local, organic meat delivered - to your desk; no farm visit required.…
    • Crop Circles
    • Crop Circles

      Vermont farmers, activists and ag experts weigh in on the 2007 federal Farm Bill
      Picture a 3000-mile-long dinner table spanning the United States. Then imagine all 303 million Americans sitting down to eat. All of them, that is, except…
    • Intervale Shakedown

      Local Matters: "Compost Maven" placed on leave
      BURLINGTON - After weeks of scandal over alleged environmental and land-use violations, Burlington's Intervale Center appears to have fired its "compost maven." On Monday, the…
    • Waste Not?
    • Waste Not?

      Burlington's compost facility tries to digest environmental and aboriginal charges
      Organic matter cooks while it's breaking down into compost. But the combo never gets as hot as it has at the Burlington Intervale, where…

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