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For three lively, food-filled days between March 17 and 19, the sixth annual FamilyFarmed EXPO brought together sustainable food movement leaders, good food advocates and others to promote locally grown and responsibly produced food. Presented by FamilyFarmed.org, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of good food, the EXPO, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), was a combined trade show, conference and food festival celebrating the local food movement. Known as the Midwest’s premier good food event, it featured renowned speakers, networking opportunities, workshops, demonstrations and delicious local food from small...
Philly has the Let Freedom Ring bell-ringing ceremony and Boston goes all out with Harborfest, but New England's true patriots and parade fanatics head to Warren, Vermont, for the best July 4th spectacular around. Warren takes patriotism and parades pretty seriously. Named after the first American to fall at Bunker Hill, the little town on the Mad River swells from about 1,700 year-round residents to three times that number on the morning of Independence Day. Since the 4th falls on a Sunday this year, Sunday morning church service has been moved to Saturday. The parade is an eclectic mix of marching bands, honking fire trucks, waving politicians and homegrown floats—all blessed by an Air...
Combine exercise with healthy, locally grown food and you have a good start on a healthy lifestyle. Everyone can join in learning what this means in practice by visiting Woodstock, Vermont, on Saturday, June 5, for "Trek to Taste," an event that combines outdoor exercise with enjoying a variety of seasonal, local foods. According to Peter Allison, Trek to Taste's coordinator, the event has grown from its origins several years ago as a series of walks designed to showcase the network of 30-some miles of hiking trails around Woodstock to one that showcases a host of local farmers, food producers and food products. Last year, some 400 people participated in various treks and tastes. This year...
Talk about an action-packed weekend! Between the NOFA Conference, the Olympics, several winter farmers' markets, Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year, you'll have to work hard to squeeze in 15 minutes of bird watching for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Walk-ins are welcome at the 28th Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont's Winter Conference February 13 to 15. Register at UVM's Billings Center (by the Ira Allen Chapel) beginning at 7 am on Saturday. Don't forget the NOFAvore Party (6 to 9 pm) and Young Farmer Mixer Saturday night (8 to 10 pm) at the Firehouse Gallery at 135 Church Street. Limited tickets will be available at the door. More Regional Events (All events take...
It's a snowy Christmas in Vermont with more of the white stuff on the way. Snow coverage is still a bit thin at the lower elevations but higher up there's plenty for skiing, riding, sledding and snowshoeing. A sleigh ride is the perfect way to get the whole family outside to enjoy the snow. Pull on your boots, grab Grandma and Baby Teddy and head out to: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne Sleigh rides daily (except Christmas Day) through January 3. Meet at the Welcome Center. Call 802.985.8442 for information; ask about stargazing sleigh rides too. Mountain Valley Farm, 1719 Common Road, Waitsfield Horse-drawn sleigh rides are booked through Saturday, but there are openings from...