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15 October, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Meet the Maker: Boyer's Wine & Cider

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It's Vermont wine month! Vermont's wine scene has grown and blossomed so much over the past few years, we're gaining national recognition for some of the most talented wine makers in the country and setting the standard for cold climate grapes. Our small state offers an impressive diversity of flavor and styles with options to match any palate. We want to both celebrate winemakers this month and draw your attention to the impressive diversity of flavor and styles of wine made in our small state. We hope you'll join us in exploring some new tastes, starting with Boyer's Orchard in Monkton. We asked Mark Boyer about his journey into wine and cidermaking in Vermont. Learn about Boyer's and go grab a bottle of their craft wine or cider for the complete experience.

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Head Brewer Andrew Leichthammer of Good Measure Brewing Co. goes above and beyond to source locally - from foraging fruit to collecting wild yeast. We checked in with Andrew about his local beers and upcoming Beer Dinner with Farmhouse Tap & Grill on October 11th

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14 June, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Whiskey - a Forgotten Farm Product

If you are looking to visit Hooker Mountain Farm Distillery, don’t look for an industrial complex or warehouse – instead, keep your eyes peeled for the (possibly pants-less) 5-year-old running down the farm road to greet you. Ask that same 5-year-old how you make whiskey and he’ll tell you to start by growing the grain

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24 May, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Meet New VFN Member Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins!

Introducing new Vermont Fresh Network (VFN) member Fat Sheep Farm and Cabins! Todd Heyman and Suzy Kaplan manage a diversified farm featuring brand new visitor rental cabins in Windsor, Vermont. VFN caught up with them last week for a little Q&A about who they are and what they do.

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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