Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Here are a few reasons why dairy farms are part …

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Make Your Own Milk Steamers

Make Your Own Milk Steamers

Some of us love a tall glass of milk with dinner and who could eat chocolate cake without a glass of ice cold milk? But then there is that steamy side of milk we just can’t resist. Lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate – how would we ever get through winter without them? Milk steamers are another …

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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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