Orwell gears up for summer Food Fest

Orwell’s scenic town green will host three farmers markets this summer that will showcase local growers while offering residents and visitors a bounty of fresh food.

Inflation, flooding hamper charitable food efforts

MIDDLEBURY — Inflation, housing instability and the rising costs of fuel have all contributed to unprecedented use of the Middlebury food shelf at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) this summer. And record rainfall this summer is taking a toll on s … (read more)

Climate Matters: Food justice and climate resiliency

What do food justice and climate resiliency actually look like? Few can deny that one of Vermont’s best attributes is its commitment to locally grown food. 

American Legion posts donate food to Porter

MIDDLEBURY — The Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes American Legion posts are joining forces to thank Porter Medical Center workers for their service during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Post 19 in Bristol, Post 27 in Middlebury and Post 14 in Vergennes a … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Holiday memories linked to food

“Dinner’s ready!” my Aunt Esther called, and all six of us — my two sisters, three cousins and I — raced down the long hallway into the kitchen, the pungent aroma of chicken soup whetting our appetites. My mother’s older sister Esther lived in Bayonne, N. … (read more)

Pop-up storytelling event dishes out memories and more

MIDDLEBURY — Food, oh, glorious food! It’s an amazing catalyst. Sure, sometimes it’s the same boring cabbage salad you bring to work five days a week, but other times, food can excite our senses, spur conversation and connect us to people and places aroun … (read more)

Letter to the editor: We must rethink our food choices and farming

Kudos to New Haven’s Geoff Davis and his timely, well-written, necessary letter to the editor — “Large scale dairy farming inherently Unsustainable” (Sept. 16).  — with many numbers supporting his statements. I would encourage anyone who did not read this … (read more)