Blog Archive for September 2013

30 September, 2013 - by The Vermont Fresh Network

Chef Jason Tostrup shares his recipe for Wood's Apple Cider Jelly Sorbet

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Cider making at Wood's Cider Mill is a tradition that dates back over a century. Willis Wood and his wife Tina have took over the Weathersfield farm in the 1970's, but Willis' family has worked the land there since 1798. In 1882, they bought their first and only twin-crank cider press, the hand powered machine that still makes their cider today. From their cider they make traditional boiled cider and cider jelly, exquisite Vermont products you can't find anywhere else.

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24 September, 2013 - by Mari Omland, Green Mountain Girls Farm

Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative offers New Ways to Experience Fall Foliage

The Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative’s Fall Foliage Trail provides visitors opportunities to frame the season’s glory in the intimacy of family farms in and around Vermont’s bucolic “Pond Village”, Brookfield. From lattes on hoof and farm fresh dinners to cider pressing, harvest markets and world class music, unique opportunities abound to enjoy the splendor and awe of seasonal change from the ground up.

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23 September, 2013 - by Helen Labun Jordan

Ground Cherry, Husk Cherry, Cape Gooseberry

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Ground cherries go by several common names - I regularly hear ground cherry, husk cherry, cape gooseberry, golden gooseberry and pineapple tomatillo used for the same thing. They're small golden fruits in a papery husk that are ripe at the very end of a Vermont summer. They're not too sweet, great for snacking and I've seen them in jams, salsa, and as pie filling too. I've used them in a banana cream pie for a part-tropical part-local sort of flavor that was delicious.

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11 September, 2013 - by Tina Verrelli, www.epicuricloud.com

Vermont Vistas & Foodie Fun

Hello friends!  I've been off on some good old summer road trips!  The first trip consisted of three generations of Jonas - Hillen - Verrelli ladies off to visit relatives in The Queen City (Cincinnati, OH).  We had a great time, reminisced and of course made a couple special foodie stops!!  I'll be sharing all about my Cincinnati Chili tour and our adventures at Goettafest coming up soon!   

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6 September, 2013 - by Helen Labun Jordan

Farmers' Market Breakfast

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I'm not good at waiting for breakfast. Some people need coffee the minute they get out of bed, I need food. And some coffee doesn't hurt either. But, I've finally (through years of training) developed enough patience on Saturday mornings to wait until the farmers market opens so that I can take a walk downtown and find my breakfast there.  

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4 September, 2013 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Chef Jeff Scott Inspires with his Late Summer Creations

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West Mountain Inn's Chef Jeff Scott Keeps it Simple with Fresh, Local Ingredients

Arlington's West Mountain Inn Chef Jeff Scott has endless appreciation for his farm partners and has worked with some for sixteen years! "For me, it is awesome to know personally the different people who have had a hand in a dish, and I know when I share this with people I get a little giddy. I think so many chefs just don't get that opportunity to know the producers or visit the places their food comes from, and I have visited with my farmers and producers and get to talk to them often-even during the winter," Chef Scott

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