Love of Dairy Farming Leads to Lifelong Career

Love of Dairy Farming Leads to Lifelong Career

There’s a saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  It rings true for Gary Wheelock, the recently retired CEO of New England Dairy & Food Council and New England Dairy Promotion Board.  We asked Gary what made his 27 years of service so special and why he believes so …

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How Farmers are Saving our Soil & Water

How Farmers are Saving our Soil & Water

Soil health is crucial to the health of our water and food supply. Our global population is expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050! How will we grow all that food? With the help of farmers. Lots of environmental groups are fighting to save our soil and water.  You may not think of dairy …

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Maple Syrup Biscuits – A Classic Vermont Dessert

Maple Syrup Biscuits – A Classic Vermont Dessert

Maple desserts are a staple in a Vermonter’s diet. As a kid, we would often have maple biscuits. It doesn’t sound that exciting, but it really is. This isn’t a savory maple flavored biscuit, but instead it’s a sweet biscuit with gooey maple syrup running all over it. It’s definitely for dessert, not dinner! The recipe …

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Great Finds at Winter Farmers Markets

Great Finds at Winter Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets aren’t just for summer. There are some tasty foods at winter farmers markets too, and when you shop at them you’re supporting a local farmer. Double win! Here’s a list of some of the winter farmers markets in New England by state, and some great finds (and dairy farms present) at each. Massachusetts: Boston …

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Join us for Breakfast on the Farm!

Join us for Breakfast on the Farm!

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm is an awesome day of free food and free activities on a dairy farm! Here’s a look at what you’ll experience at the next Breakfast on the Farm on Saturday, August 27 at Green Mountain Dairy Farm in Sheldon, Vermont. A free breakfast of pancakes with real Vermont maple syrup, …

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Vermont Maple Creemee 101

Vermont Maple Creemee 101

During the summer, there are hundreds of ice cream stands to visit and flavors to try throughout New England. For those of us from Vermont, the quest to find the perfect maple creemee is a summer-long mission, even obsession. If you live in Vermont and don’t express your love of creemees, you may risk being …

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