It’s Eggnog Season!

It’s Eggnog Season!

Every year, it miraculously appears in the dairy case. Some folks wait 12 months for this moment, others walk right on by. It’s the return of eggnog, the holiday drink that boasts a devoted fan base across New England – and likely has as many non-fans as ‘nog lovers. Eggnog has a curious history: In …

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Meet the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year!

Meet the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year!

Always a Challenge    Karie Atherton recalls the memorable summer she worked on a Wisconsin dairy farm. The 20-year-old had answered a want ad, was interviewed over the phone, and soon found herself at Blue Star Dairy in Middleton, working alongside two brothers and their three sons, along with lots of other hired hands.  Each noon, the work stopped and …

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Meet the 2018 CT Dairy Farm of the Year!

Meet the 2018 CT Dairy Farm of the Year!

Pulling Together    Dairy farmer Erica Hermonot’s family can look back at 100 years on the same plot of land and recognize that Fairholm Farm’s continued success is due to the power of pulling together.  Erica, her husband, Jon, and her parents, Todd and Diane Morin have been farming for four generations in Woodstock. This year they have something …

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Sustainable, Attainable Nutrition: New Hampshire Eat Local Month!

Sustainable, Attainable Nutrition: New Hampshire Eat Local Month!

Imagine a diet that is protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems. What foods would be included? What about one that is also culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair, affordable, nutritionally adequate, safe, healthy, and all the while optimizing natural and human resources?    Would dairy be on your list? If you said yes, you have been paying attention to our …

For the Love of Cheese—Pizza

For the Love of Cheese—Pizza

When it’s time to celebrate, kick back, or just enjoy friends and family, pizza is the life of the party.  But the star of a slice of pizza is the cheese.  Creamy, salty, warm, and stretchy each cheesy bite brings a smile to everyone’s face.  According to Statista, there were 75,243 pizza restaurants in the …

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Road Trip Snack Guide

Road Trip Snack Guide

Family road trips are memory making moments! But be sure they are happy memories by minimizing melt downs with your back-seat passengers. As a dietitian, I have always focused on food to help keep my family on an even keel during a road trip (considering we were going to spend so much time in a …

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