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food http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/137/all en New program fights hunger in Bristol http://addisonindependent.com/201403new-program-fights-hunger-bristol <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRISTOL &mdash; An expanding food program at Bristol Elementary School will give more children access to healthy food during the week, and also on weekends.</span></p> <p> The initiative, called &ldquo;Bites in a Bag,&rdquo; is a partnership between the Bristol Have-A-Heart Food Shelf, the Bristol Elementary food service staff and parent volunteers.</p> <p> The group sends students home at the end of each week with a snack bag stocked with foods such as cheese sticks, yogurt, popcorn, fruits and vegetables.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22454">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403new-program-fights-hunger-bristol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol food vegetables Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:17:49 +0000 Zach Despart 22454 at http://addisonindependent.com Video: Maple Treats at the Fair http://addisonindependent.com/201208maple-treats-field-days <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12889" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/201208maple-treats-field-days"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Screen shot 2012-08-17 at 1.52.04 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen shot 2012-08-17 at 1.52.04 PM.png" title="Screen shot 2012-08-17 at 1.52.04 PM.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="100" /></a></div> <p> The Addison County Maple Sugarmakers Association runs their sugarhouse every year at the fair. They make homemade maple goods including cotton candy and milkshakes.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="443" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/p-319uhgTXY" width="590"></iframe></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12815">full story</a></h4> Feature Article Multimedia Field Days food Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:32:32 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12815 at http://addisonindependent.com Vt. trio taking slow food message to world stage http://addisonindependent.com/201208vt-trio-taking-slow-food-message-world-stage <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Imagine spending five days in Italy, talking about food and agriculture with hundreds of other people from all over the world.</p> <p> In October, that&rsquo;s just what Elizabeth Frank, Hugo Lara and Emilie &ldquo;Savitri&rdquo; McDonald will be doing.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12677">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208vt-trio-taking-slow-food-message-world-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven agriculture food Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:56:36 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12677 at http://addisonindependent.com Food aid recipients getting farmers market coupons http://addisonindependent.com/201207food-aid-recipients-getting-farmers-market-coupons <p> ADDISON COUNTY &ndash;&ndash; 3SquaresVT beneficiaries will now get more bang for their buck at Vermont farmers markets.</p> <p> At the start of July the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Wholesome Wave Foundation began Harvest Health Coupons, a new initiative designed to encourage beneficiaries of 3SquaresVT, the state&rsquo;s food stamp program, to purchase food at farmers markets.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12620">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207food-aid-recipients-getting-farmers-market-coupons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County farmers market Featured food SNAP Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:18:51 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12620 at http://addisonindependent.com Local crowd-funding enterprise boosts area farmers http://addisonindependent.com/201207local-crowd-funding-enterprise-boosts-area-farmers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12593" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207local-crowd-funding-enterprise-boosts-area-farmers"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/kombucha4713.thumbnail.jpg" alt="kombucha4713.jpg" title="kombucha4713.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AQUA VITEA OWNER Jeff Weaber pulls canisters of kombucha out of the delivery van he hopes to renovate with funds raised on a new crowdfunding website. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; For Middlebury resident Kevin Lehman, it wasn&rsquo;t enough to put in a few dollars at a farmers&rsquo; market in support of local food and farming projects. Two years ago, he decided there needed to be a way for local entrepreneurs to raise more toward their goals.</p> <p> &ldquo;I wanted to do what I could to build a more sustainable, robust food system,&rdquo; he said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12580">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207local-crowd-funding-enterprise-boosts-area-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury agriculture business food Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:37:53 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12580 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol's Bobcat brews a Vermont beer for flood relief http://addisonindependent.com/201207bristols-bobcat-brews-vermont-beer-farmers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12500" style="width: 154px;"><a href="/201207bristols-bobcat-brews-vermont-beer-farmers"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/floodsuds2292.thumbnail.jpg" alt="floodsuds2292.jpg" title="floodsuds2292.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="154" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TOM MCELHANEY, ASSISTANT grocery manager at the Middlebury Natural Food Co-op, holds a bottle of Flood Suds. The new beer was brewed by the Bobcat Brewery in Bristol with 100 percent Vermont hops, wheat and malted barley to raise funds for farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Amidst the thick muck and agricultural destruction at the University of Vermont&rsquo;s Borderview Farm in Alburgh last September, walked a seemingly unlikely pair: UVM agronomist Heather Darby and Bobcat Caf&eacute; and Brewery brew master Mark Magiera.</p> <p> For several years, the two have been studying hops together. And as they strolled through the UVM hop, barley and wheat farm, they couldn&rsquo;t help but think about the many farmers who were reeling from the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12501">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207bristols-bobcat-brews-vermont-beer-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol beer food tropical storm irene Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:17:53 +0000 Andrew Stein 12501 at http://addisonindependent.com Ilsley hosts Iron Chef contest for area students http://addisonindependent.com/201206ilsley-hosts-iron-chef-contest-area-students <p> MIDDLEBURY &frac34; The basement of the Ilsley Public Library was filled on Friday night with the enthusiasm of middle school and high school students and a colorful spread of foods ranging from chocolate to fruit pizza as about 20 teens were competing to win the title of &ldquo;Iron Chef.&rdquo;</p> <p> The two-hour event was hosted by the Teen Advisory Group and funded by the library to promote teen after-hours special events.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12302">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206ilsley-hosts-iron-chef-contest-area-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury events food Ilsley Public Library Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:05:13 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12302 at http://addisonindependent.com Shop infuses ice cream with unique flavor combinations http://addisonindependent.com/201206shop-infuses-ice-cream-unique-flavor-combinations <p> BRISTOL &mdash; On one morning last week in the bright white interior of LuLu, the new Bristol ice cream shop, Martha Mack and Linda Harmon listed the day&rsquo;s flavors on a hanging spool of paper.</p> <p> &ldquo;Basil,&rdquo; Mack told her mother, who wrote out each flavor in colorful marker. &ldquo;Caramelized banana. Curried peanut. Toasted coconut. Strawberry and tarragon sorbet.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12293">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206shop-infuses-ice-cream-unique-flavor-combinations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol business food Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:50:16 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12293 at http://addisonindependent.com Video: Iron Chef at the Ilsley Library http://addisonindependent.com/201206video-iron-chef-ilsley-library <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12288" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201206video-iron-chef-ilsley-library"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/ironchef.thumbnail.png" alt="ironchef.png" title="ironchef.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="97" /></a></div> <p> The Ilsley Public Library was abuzz with an unusual activity last Friday night: middle and high school students were hard at work creating food masterpieces. At the teen after-hours event, some 20 middle school and high school students conjured up a colorful spread of foods ranging from chocolate to fruit pizza.</p> <p> Video by Lauren Davidson</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="332" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/79Zr0K_x76A" width="590"></iframe></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12287">full story</a></h4> Feature Article Multimedia food Ilsley Public Library Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:24:52 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12287 at http://addisonindependent.com Class cultivates food for thought http://addisonindependent.com/201206class-cultivates-food-thought <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12034" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206class-cultivates-food-thought"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/mtabegarden7128.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mtabegarden7128.jpg" title="mtabegarden7128.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KAYLEE MUMFORD DIGS in the Mount Abraham Union High School garden during a Biology of Foods class recently. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Last week, through a muggy, overcast haze, science teacher Gabe Hamilton and his sophomore Biology of Foods class diligently tended the Mount Abraham Union High School garden.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12026">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206class-cultivates-food-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol education Featured food gardening local foods Mt. Abe Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:13:04 +0000 Andrew Stein 12026 at http://addisonindependent.com Summer volunteers tend school gardens http://addisonindependent.com/201206summer-volunteers-tend-school-gardens <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12035" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206summer-volunteers-tend-school-gardens"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FCSgreenhouse9260.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FCSgreenhouse9260.jpg" title="FCSgreenhouse9260.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FIFTH-GRADERS ASHLEY Cray, left, Angus Schwaneflugel, Ira White and Gabe Quinto leave the Ferrisburgh Central School greenhouse with a wagon full of lettuce leaves last week. Several area schools grow their own produce for school lunches. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &ndash;&ndash; Many Addison County schools have gardens that supply food to their lunch programs and teach students about agriculture during the academic year.</p> <p> However, over the summer vacation, when these gardens need the most care, students are at home.</p> <p> Three local schools &mdash; Ferrisburgh Central School, Lincoln Community School and Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center &mdash; have figured out how to address this issue, with solutions ranging from committees to parent involvement to partnering with youth day camps.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12025">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206summer-volunteers-tend-school-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County education Featured food gardening local foods Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:11:23 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12025 at http://addisonindependent.com Demand spikes for Vermont food assistance http://addisonindependent.com/201205demand-spikes-food-assistance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11997" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205demand-spikes-food-assistance"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/economicservices8543.thumbnail.jpg" alt="economicservices8543.jpg" title="economicservices8543.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WORKERS AT THE Economic Services Division of the Department of Children and Families in Middlebury are scrambling to handle a huge uptick in demand for the 3SquaresVT food assistance program. Pictured are, left to right, Neal Donahue, Regional Manager Karl Felkl, Debbie Greeno, Stefani Crouse, Tamantha Clark and Corrine Lynch. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Like thousands of Vermonters, Kristen Andrews turned to the food assistance program 3SquaresVT when she had exhausted all other options. In the fall of 2011 her income dropped, and the local educator and mother of four filed an application for help from the federally funded program formerly called Food Stamps.</p> <p> But Andrews, a Lincoln resident, never expected the application would lead to a mistake that doubled her family&rsquo;s health insurance premium. And she couldn&rsquo;t have foreseen the long and arduous process of straightening it out.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11984">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205demand-spikes-food-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont 3 Squares Featured food health social services Thu, 31 May 2012 13:21:12 +0000 Andrew Stein 11984 at http://addisonindependent.com Sap beer makes a Vt. comeback http://addisonindependent.com/201205sap-beer-makes-vt-comeback <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11712" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205sap-beer-makes-vt-comeback"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/frog-run-sap-beer-coaster.thumbnail.jpg" alt="frog-run-sap-beer-coaster.jpg" title="frog-run-sap-beer-coaster.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE VERMONT FOLKLIFE Center in Middlebury and Fiddlehead Brewery in Shelburne are teaming up to offer sap beer made from maple sap. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; In the early 20th century, no resource was left unused on a Vermont farm. The very end of a year&rsquo;s sap run, when the maple flavor is the strongest, was no different. That sap was boiled down halfway, then tossed into a barrel with other ingredients to make sap beer.</p> <p> &ldquo;I doubt if there&rsquo;s a barrel of sap beer in the state today, but I must say, it was a pretty good drink for haying,&rdquo; said Edgar Dodge on a Vermont Folklife Center recording from the 1990s. (<a href="#audio">Hear Edgar Dodge&#39;s interview below</a>)</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11713">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205sap-beer-makes-vt-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury drink food Vermont Folklife Center Mon, 07 May 2012 14:29:52 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11713 at http://addisonindependent.com Holy guacamole: Flood of avocados hits college http://addisonindependent.com/201204holy-guacamole-flood-avocados-hits-college <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11559" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201204holy-guacamole-flood-avocados-hits-college"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/avocado2020.thumbnail.jpg" alt="avocado2020.jpg" title="avocado2020.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AN ANONYMOUS DONOR recently gave 10,000 pounds of avocados to Middlebury College, and the dining halls have been offering a variety of creative avocado recipes at meals ever since. The college has also donated some of the avocados to the Hannaford Career Center and other local schools. (Note: the avocado pictured is actually a Hass avocado, not an Ettinger) Independent photo illustration/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Guacamole. Avocado fries. Avocado-coconut soft-serve. Baby spinach salad with smoked salmon and avocado.</p> <p> What do all of these dishes have in common? They&rsquo;ve all been spotted in the Middlebury College dining halls over the past three weeks.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11560">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201204holy-guacamole-flood-avocados-hits-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured food Middlebury College Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:05:07 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11560 at http://addisonindependent.com Geologist to discuss local wines and a 'taste of place' http://addisonindependent.com/201201geologist-discuss-local-wines-and-taste-place <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10583" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201geologist-discuss-local-wines-and-taste-place"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/wineryjimpicking8504.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wineryjimpicking8504.jpg" title="wineryjimpicking8504.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GEOLOGIST SCOTT BURNS will deliver a talk Tuesday about how the taste of wine grapes, such as these pictured above at New Haven&#039;s Lincoln Peak Vineyards, are influenced by the soil in which they grow. Independent file photo/Trent Cambpell. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When one thinks of a French wine, perhaps Bordeaux or Beaujolais comes to mind.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s the concept of &ldquo;terroir&rdquo; at play: the &ldquo;taste of place&rdquo; that is so central to French wines. And the concept is one that Scott Burns, a professor of geology at Portland State University, is extending to home turf with his studies of how soil type affects wine in his home state of Oregon.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10563">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201geologist-discuss-local-wines-and-taste-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury food local food Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:00:01 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10563 at http://addisonindependent.com