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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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Introducing Venture Vermont: A Vermont Travel Guide

It is no secret that many of our readers and guests may only visit Vermont in the winter time. However, have you ever visited us in the summer, to witness the beauty of the Green Mountains in all its green glory? This summer, starting June 18, join us on the journey to Venture Vermont and explore Southern Vermont’s best summer activity spots, all within a short distance to … Continue reading Introducing Venture Vermont: A Vermont Travel Guide

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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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A Vinaigrette that screams “Summer!”

By Myra Foster With four Farmer’s Markets in my path each week, there’s no challenge to meeting my daily quota of vegetables without ever cracking a V8. Ruby lettuce. Baby turnips. Chioggia beets – they look like candy canes and roast up ever so sweet. Fava beans, elusive but so worth the hunt. Toss it all together with Chef Alex Shinn’s Wanderlust vinaigrette, pour a … Continue reading A Vinaigrette that screams “Summer!”