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4 April, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Morse Block Deli

Roasted Butternut squash, pickled Delicata, pumpkin hummus and roasted pumpkin seeds – that’s squash four ways - can be enjoyed in the vegetarian shawarma specialty at Chef Stefano Coppola’s Morse block Deli and Craft Beer Emporium in Barre. Chef Stefano may say he’s running a typical sandwich shop, but his attention to detail and culinary finesse across the menu signify that this shop is anything but typical.

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21 February, 2017 - by DigInVT Staff

Vermont Cider Stories

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This Friday kicks off Cider Week in Vermont – and there is a lot happening in cider here. There are the events around Cider Week, of course, and you can find them on our site or at the Vermont Cider Week homepage. But local hard cider is (delightfully) available year round and we have cider makers and apple growers working hard to keep it that way. Check out these stories on cool stuff in Vermont Cider and get excited for the tastings and other events that kick off February 24th.

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8 December, 2016 - by DigIn VT Staff

Preservation for a Vermont Winter with Misery Loves Co.

There’s a tradition at Misery Loves Co. where every year, after a few freezes, the staff heads out to the back parking lot to harvest the wild grapes that ramble down the alley. They aren’t sure what kind of grapes they are, but they are sour, tart and bitter and the seeds are the size of the grapes themselves. The grapes are a challenge to process but come late winter, when the duck and pheasant have been hanging just long enough, those preserved alley grapes will be the perfect accompaniment.    

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4 November, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

The Perfect Local Burger

One Laplatte River patty, house recipe bacon, arugula, Cabot cheddar, pickled red onions on a locally made challah bun. No, this definitely isn’t a McDonald's burger, but in Burlington, Vermont this burger is as (if not more) iconic. Farmhouse Tap & Grill puts out thousands of local burgers each month, sitting in the same location where the aforementioned chain went out of business.  

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19 October, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Ludlow - one of Vermont's most exciting food destinations!

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Justin Hyjek and Eliza Greene are the young entrepreneurs (and bartenders) behind Homestyle Hostel - Ludlow's downtown home-away-from-home for all types of travelers. Homestyle Hostel isn't your average backpacking stayover - they offer a delicious locally sourced menu, inventive cocktail list, impressive beer selection and accommodations to meet any expectations. Nestled between Killington and Okemo, Ludlow offers both outdoor adventure for every season and a vibrant downtown - including one of Vermont's most exciting restaurant scenes. We asked Justin and Eliza about their hometown, and what 'homestyle' means to them. 

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29 September, 2016 - by DigInVT Staff

Good Measure Brewing Company Joins Vermont Beer Scene

20 September, 2016 - by DigInVT Staff

Morse Farm Goes Beyond Maple

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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

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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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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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30 June, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

On the Menu - Idletyme Brewing Company

Idletyme is an ironic name for the Stowe brewery and restaurant, owned by Michaels on the Hill restaurateurs Michael and Laura Kloeti. With two bustling restaurants to manage – 'idle time' is not something the Kloetis have to spare! But the Stowe restaurant is perfect for a leisurely summer visit. The patio Biergarten (just off the Stowe Recreational Path) with lawn games, an outdoor bar, onsite gardens and apple trees - where the chef and brewmaster ‘shop’ for fresh produce – is the perfect setting to sip through a beer tasting and enjoy a relaxing lunch, dinner or snack.

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