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At first glance, Hardwick seems a typical Vermont town. Main Street turns into Mill Street as it follows the curves of the Lamoille River. Stolid public buildings hint at its granite-quarrying past. Ford pickups and Subarus jockey for street parking and people dash into stores to grab a paper or a cup of coffee. Yet when you skim through the Hardwick Chamber of Commerce directory, you begin to suspect there's something happening here. Listed are not one, but two bakeries in this town of 3,200 people. The several ag/farm members list a wide variety of products including worms, soy foods, cheese, seeds, berries and vegetables galore. There's also a healthy handful of nonprofit organizations...
Some Vermonters will be TIVO-ing next Tuesday's Olympic curling and hockey coverage so they can head to Montpelier to hear the latest from Ed Smith, Vermont's gardening champion. For more than a decade, Smith's Vegetable Gardener's Bible has inspired countless gardeners to follow his W-O-R-D to produce bountiful harvests of organic vegetables using the Wide rows, Organic methods, Raised beds, Deep soil method. Gardener and author Ed Smith will be at Bear Pond Books to sign the just-released revised and updated second edition of his VG Bible, which includes coverage of 15 additional vegetables, a section on extending the growing season into the winter months and much more. Tuesday, February...
Saturday, December 5 The Shelburne Farmers' Market has moved into the Town Gym for the winter. It will be open this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm today, as well as on January 2, February 13, March 6 and April 3. As part of its popular Festival of Trees Celebration, Bennington Museum is hosting a holiday brunch prepared by one of the area's top chefs. There is one seating at 11 am. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Call 802.447.1571 to make your reservation. For more information contact: info@benningtonmuseum.org Come lend a hand to raise the pizza oven's dome at the soon-to-open American Flatbread in Portland, Oregon. Or just drop by to say hello and enjoy some refreshments at...