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food and ag http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1744/all en Business budding in Addison http://addisonindependent.com/201210business-budding-addison <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13721" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210business-budding-addison"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/hopsguy2280.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hopsguy2280.jpg" title="hopsguy2280.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"> KRIS ANDERSON BEGAN growing hops on his Addison farm last year. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON &mdash; Here&rsquo;s some good news for Addison County localvores: The local foods movement is extending from your plate to your pint glass.</p> <p> Across the state, encouraged by the UVM Extension Crops and Soil team&rsquo;s Vermont Hops Project, more local hops growers are cropping up each year.</p> <p> Kris Anderson, the owner of the Addison Hop Farm, is one of them. Anderson, a longtime homebrewer, began growing hops because he was looking for an &ldquo;interesting crop&rdquo; to play around with.</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/13720">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210business-budding-addison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Addison Economic Business Development Fund Featured food and ag Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:33:53 +0000 13720 at http://addisonindependent.com Dairy farmers lose federal safety net http://addisonindependent.com/201210dairy-farmers-lose-federal-safety-net <p> ST. ALBANS &mdash; When the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Sept. 28 without passing a new Farm Bill, it not only left dairy farmers without a safety net, it raised the specter of chaos in agricultural markets.</p> <p> In effect, Congress&rsquo;s failure to act could trigger a so-called permanent law that, it is estimated, could raise the parity price of milk to the $40 per hundredweight (cwt.) range.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13552">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210dairy-farmers-lose-federal-safety-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County dairy farms farm bill Featured food and ag Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:18:39 +0000 13552 at http://addisonindependent.com Parent-child center clients to grow their own veggies http://addisonindependent.com/201210parent-child-center-clients-grow-their-own-veggies <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13491" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210parent-child-center-clients-grow-their-own-veggies"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/PCCgreenhouse7124.thumbnail.jpg" alt="PCCgreenhouse7124.jpg" title="PCCgreenhouse7124.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"> JONATHAN HESCOCK WORKS on a new greenhouse being built for the Addison County Parent-­Child Center in Middlebury. The greenhouse will supply fresh vegetables for clients and their children. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Kori and Kathleen Martell of Middlebury deal with a daily shopping dilemma when it comes to buying food for themselves and their baby daughter.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s easier to buy the junk food than the healthy food,&rdquo; Kathleen Martell said on Thursday while cradling her daughter Dianna at the Addison County Parent-Child Center. &ldquo;Junk food is less expensive.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13492">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210parent-child-center-clients-grow-their-own-veggies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article food and ag Middlebury Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:13:12 +0000 John Flowers 13492 at http://addisonindependent.com