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Vermont Bean Crafters: Local, Plant-based, Prepared Foods

I have only just learned about Vermont Bean Crafters (though they have been in business for several years) and tried their falafel recently.  Delicious! They also sell frozen black bean burgers, sweet potato burgers, and hummish and make an effort to … Continue reading

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L.A. Localvore Food Swap

My daughter Alisa, who lives in North East Los Angeles, sent photos today of her neighborhood food swap. In spite of living in a densely-populated neighborhood, she gardens, has fruit trees, and keeps chickens, as do many of her neighbors … Continue reading

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Free-Range Hens at Sunrise Farm

I love that the red laying hens at Sunrise Farm in WRJ, VT have a large protected space in which to range freely.  They can supplement their diet with seeds and bugs. They lay  eggs in the morning and roost … Continue reading

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Mushroom Experiment at Poverty Lane Orchards

When Lebanon’s Energy and Facilities Manager, Tad Mongomery, first toured Canillas Community Garden this spring, it was fungus on a dead tree stump that immediately attracted his attention. “Dryad’s Saddle” he observed, “They’re edible if you get them young.”  Who … Continue reading

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Zucchini-Corn Quesadilla Time!

Ingredients: Local zucchini, sliced Local onions sliced Fresh local corn (you can use raw or already cooked corn, kernels cut from the cob) Shredded local cheddar cheese Optional: Toasted chopped walnuts Flour tortillas (I’ll bet you could also use local Vermont … Continue reading

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Food Swaps

When visiting my daughter Alisa and her husband Sean in LA this March, I noticed a lot of unpicked citrus in many neighborhoods. It was heartening to learn there are food swaps in LA attempting to solve the “problem” of … Continue reading

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