Jessie Raymond: Thanksgiving prep takes its toll

Regardless of the day, I was always going to treat this as the biggest meal of the year; that’s the whole point of Thanksgiving. There are no Thanksgiving carols, no hiding of Thanksgiving eggs. Nobody sets off Thanksgiving fireworks in their backyard. A huge meal is the whole shebang.

Editorial: Being thankful requires a deep faith in our future

Today, as death and tragedies mount in the Israeli invasion of Gaza in response to the murderous attack by Hamas on Israel, and as Ukraine continues to repel Russia’s invasion of its sovereignty with high death tolls on each side, we take this moment to s … (read more)

Turkey flocks healthy ahead of the holidays

Heading into Thanksgiving, both Vermont’s wild and domesticated turkey flocks were healthy and plentiful, despite an outbreak of the avian flu in many parts of the nation and the additional hurdle of inflation that challenged Addison County turkey farmers … (read more)

Weybridge farm creates Thanksgiving memories after a loss

Tom could get things done, but Lisa kept things going. A perfect team, and a couple who propelled me into a farming career.

How to cook for a crowd this holiday season

Feeding a crowd can be a daunting task, though local culinary professionals say there are ways to make the job easier and, perhaps, even enjoyable this year. 

Guest editorial: Giving thanks to Vt. farmers

This week and through the holidays, Vermont food will be at the center the table as many of us celebrate with family and friends. 

Ways of Seeing: November as a time for reflection

As we approach the holiday season, I ache to hear my grandmothers’ voices, to hug them, to spend time with them.

Jessie Raymond: A simple Thanksgiving? No thanks

Despite the likelihood of meltdowns, however, riding that line between culinary success and disaster makes me feel alive.

Faith Gong: The first snow (a sort of Thanksgiving)

On Thanksgiving morning, we learned that our entire family had been close contacts with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Our three youngest children, all only partially vaccinated or too young to be vaccinated, would need to quarantine until they … (read more)

Editorial: Thanksgiving

In a world beset by seemingly inescapable human woes and suffering, how do we grasp those nuggets of thanks that keep us unbroken and make the morning shine?

Turkey farm preps for Thanksgiving

If sales data from Stonewood Farm are any indication, more people are planning to host Thanksgiving meals this year, compared with 2020 during the first year of the pandemic.

Letter to the editor: Orwell T-Day meal lauded

The “Free Orwell Community Thanksgiving Meal” this past Thursday was such a kind and generous gift to the residents of Orwell. Thank you to the Orwell Village School hosts and the OVS Booster Club sponsors, all of our community members were offered a turk … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: The Turkey Day Classic

Editor’s note: This Thanksgiving column by popular columnist Karl Lindholm is an oldie but a goodie. Originally published in 2001 (all the ages are almost two decades out of date) and then again in 2007. It evokes what is in some ways a bygone era, and ye … (read more)

How to safely prepare your turkey

For many families, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey. But proper food preparation and handling is necessary to avoid an unwanted guest for the holiday, foodborne illness. According to Dr. Omar Oyarzabal, University of Vermont Extension food safet … (read more)

Poetry: After Thanksgiving

Not enough mud to say it’s mud season yet. That’s in March, April   and May. Just enough for the deer to leave a good impression.   On the dirt road. Among the spent shells. And someone   else’s glistening boot tracks. The turkeys slip here,   too, losing … (read more)