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Venture Vermont: West River Farmer’s Market

August 3-9, 2015 is Vermont Open Farms Week. What better way to celebrate locally grown fresh fare than at the farmers market in our own backyard? When May 23 – October 10, 2015 | Every Saturday from 9am-1pm Directions Intersection of Rt.11 and Rt. 100 in Londonderry, VT. See map here. When you arrive, you can park at the Mill House Tavern restaurant right on … Continue reading Venture Vermont: West River Farmer’s Market

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The Green Apron Competes to be the Better Burger

How do you like your burger? Meat? Veggie? Lettuce, tomato, onion? Blended with mushrooms? …Wait… What was that last one? Hamburger meat blended together with mushrooms. Hmm, that sounds interesting. Well, as part of a new health initiative, the chefs at Stratton’s Green Apron will be hard at work this summer putting their culinary artistry to the test by competing in the James Beard Foundation Better … Continue reading The Green Apron Competes to be the Better Burger

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Go ahead. Play with your food.

By Myra Foster Every day is different as our farms and gardens deliver a rolling cast of flavors and colors. Of fruits and vegetables. Today it’s favas, bright green in their giant pods and nothing at all like those beige beans you find in the supermarket. Even if you are no Silence of the Lambs fan, you must try fresh fava beans during their ever-so-brief … Continue reading Go ahead. Play with your food.

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“Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State”

By Lucyann Murray Stratton Food and Beverage Achieves “Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State” Designation A number of initiatives have been cooking behind the scenes this winter in Stratton Mountain Food & Beverage. While striving for quality and consistency, an element of sustainability has been incorporated through local sourcing of food, conscious sourcing of non-food products, energy efficient measures, and waste diversion away from … Continue reading “Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State”

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The Maple Syrup Season

By Kelsey Boyce The original North American sweetener, the sweet nectar of the gods, liquid gold for your tastebuds. Whatever you like to call it, Maple Syrup is a North American tradition in both creation and consumption. Oral stories vary from Native American and First Nations peoples on the discovery that the clear liquid from tapping maple trees could be boiled to become a sweet … Continue reading The Maple Syrup Season

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The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

By Lauren Suriani Who doesn’t love a good meal, especially when it’s delicious? Last night the marketing team at Stratton got a chance to try out the new restaurant located in the Stratton Village, The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern (formally Organic Pizza Company). If you were around at all this summer, you may have noticed some commotion in the village and a lot of … Continue reading The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern