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Side Dishes: Competition fierce for Skinny Pancake grant

This is the last week of voting for the Skinny Pancake’s $500 Community Gardening Grant, and scrappy Hinesburg Community School is leading the pack with nearly one-sixth of all votes cast.

The grant aims to seed a food project in Washington or Chittenden county. At press time, 19 projects were competing, including the Essex Town School District Community Garden; Crops by Kids, a community garden in Barre; and an APPLE Corps project to plant blueberries on the Statehouse lawn.

The Hinesburg Community School Vegetable Garden’s project is called “Nutrition Improvement: Turn Brown to Green.” Organizers hope the grant will help fund a school garden to supply the cafeteria with vegetables throughout the school year.

Skinny Pancake co-owner Benjy Adler says so many people have voted — 2800 by early this week — that he plans to offer the grant “at least [twice a year], and possibly three times a year.” He is rooting for his own favorite competitor, he says, but won’t reveal which it is.

To read about the competitors and cast a vote, go to The grant will be awarded on May 1.

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Corin Hirsch was a Seven Days food writer from 2011 through 2016. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.


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