26 September, 2016 - by DigInVT Staff

Vermont Foods at the Big E

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Every year, food producers from all over New England gather in West Springfield Massachusetts for New England's largest fair: The Big E. The event lasts for more than two weeks, with each state displaying their best in fairground pavilions. Over a million people wander through the Vermont building each year. The building has brought in around $10 million in the last six years.

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22 September, 2016 - by Pam Knights

14th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm

Category: Events

Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, VT will hold its annual Pumpkin Festival on Sunday October 9th from 10am to 3pm. Now in its fourteenth year, the Pumpkin Festival offers fun for the whole family with kids’ activities, storytelling, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and an organic Good Food Concession.

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22 September, 2016 - by Pam Knights

Celebrate Heirloom Apples at Scott Farm Orchard

The 14th Annual Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Orchard on Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT beckons apple lovers of all ages to celebrate this iconic fall fruit. Come visit the 571-acre historic farm and orchard that border Rudyard Kipling’s former Vermont home, Naulakha, and other historic rental properties owned and renovated by Landmark Trust USA.  

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20 September, 2016 - by DigInVT Staff

Morse Farm Goes Beyond Maple

Category: Place Profiles

The Vermont Public Radio program "VPR Cafe" recently spoke to reporter Sally Pollack about value-added agriculture in Vermont, a discussion that included featured DigInVT places Morse Farm, the Intervale, and Queen City Brewery.

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19 September, 2016 - by DigInVT.com

Luna Bleu Farm Featured in CSA Article

Category: Place Profiles

The Upper Valley News recently featured Lune Bleu Farm in an article on the evolution of CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) in Vermont. Farmers Suzanne Long and Tim Sanford began Luna Bleu in the early 1990s, with a diversified organic vegetable and livestock operation. They were an early CSA operation in the Upper Valley, offering weekly shares of the summer's vegetable harvest to subscribers. Their CSA options have diversified over the years to include more meat, eggs, and dairy products. Farms across Vermont are taking advantage of new technology and business models that help them offer customers more options for payment, delivery, and what makes up their share. The range of choices only increases as subscriber numbers increase - giving farms the scale needed to offer both more products and more flexibility. 

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15 September, 2016 - by DigInVT

Tunbridge World's Fair

Category: Events

September 15th - 18th: It's time for the 145th Tunbridge World's Fair!

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8 September, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Vermont Cider and Cheese - the Perfect Pair

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We asked William McNeil, co-owner of Hen of the Wood Waterbury and Burlington, for his expert opinion on pairing Vermont hard cider. Turns out, cider is a perfect partner to another Vermont specialty--cheese! Lucky for us, cider and cheese makers are abundant at Vermont Farmers' Markets. Find a market today and try out a new cider and cheese pairing.  

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8 September, 2016 - by DigInVT

Exploring Apple Varieties

This is a re-posting of an article from autumn of 2014 - updated to reflect what's happening in 2016. We're at the start of apple season now, be sure to keep checking back for more information as the fall continues!

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1 September, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Creemee Confidential

There’s a common understanding between ice cream makers and testers everywhere - nothing beats the taste of ice cream straight out of the mixer, before packaging and blast freezing. That rich, smooth and creamy taste of the fresh mix is what inspired the invention of the creemee we all know and love. That is the flavor that Kingdom Creamery strives to embody with every creemee mix they make, and their delicious mixes have creemee fans clamoring from small town scoop shops to New York City.   

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21 August, 2016 - by DigInVT - Staff

Vermont Open Farm Week 2016

Category: Events

Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 15-21, 2016 taking place at farms across Vermont! 

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