Explore a Corn Maze and Support a Local Farmer!

Explore a Corn Maze and Support a Local Farmer!

Corn mazes are a fall tradition in New England and give local dairy farmers a chance to welcome you to the farm as fall winds down and preparations begin for winter. Even better, it’s a great way to support your local farmer. And make sure you squeeze in a corn maze by Columbus Day because after …

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24 Hours on a Dairy Farm

24 Hours on a Dairy Farm

Dairy farming is a round the clock job, 365 days a year. Ever wonder what 24 hours on a dairy farm is like? Here’s a peek into a day in the life at Gilead Brook Farm in Bethel, VT (also known as the Wright Family Farm).   Rise and Shine 4:45 am It’s about half …

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Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Need a dessert that will “wow” the crowd at your 4th of July BBQ? Look no further than this award-winning and patriotic banana-cream pie. A few years ago, I entered this pie in a contest in my town for the 4th of July. The only rule was that you needed to include strawberry as an …

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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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