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September is the cantilevered bridge straddling the seasons, with one side wistfully hanging on to summer and the other side tilting toward fall. September quickens the pulses and kick-starts us out of the languid laziness of late summer inertia. Even though it is the last month that our deciduous trees are leafy green, it teases us with provocative glimpses of the foliage riot to come. Crisp is the word of the month: crisp, cool mornings; crisp, juicy apples and crisp, tight spirals into the end zone (thanks, Tom B). Whether it is back to school, back to business or back...

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August, emoi imports, feta, lemonade, limeades, pesto, summer -

August- It’s the last hurrah of summer and the sultry dog days of heat and humidity. It was 45 years ago this month that a wide-eyed seventeen year old camped out on Max Yasgur’s farm and experienced the spectacle that was Woodstock. Now I’m that white-haired “hippy at heart” trying to keep up with the twenty and thirty-somethings and still groovin’ on the magical mysteries of life! This is the prime produce month when local organic beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, peppers, squash, eggplants and tomatoes are at their peak, ready for the picking in Rob and James’ produce department. August...

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Hydration, Living Earth, Organic -

We will soon be entering the time of the year that the Late July Snack Company refers to as the “sweet spot of summer”. July is our warmest month and a time when adults and children are busy working or playing outside. Whether you are hiking, biking, gardening, landscaping or even just strolling along a beach, the mid-summer heat poses the most serious hydration situation of the year. Water and essential electrolytes lost in perspiration must be replaced or critical health consequences will ensue. We are constantly deluged with ad campaigns for Gatorades, Powerades, and even lemonades with nary a...

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GMO's, Label, Labeling Law, Monsanto, Vermont -

Vermont has always been on the forefront in the pursuit of freedom, independence and justice for its territory and its people. Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys fought for the sovereignty of their land against New York and then against the British Army in the Revolutionary War. Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery in its constitution (in 1777, even before it reached statehood) and also the first state to recognize civil unions and marriage equality. And now, by an overwhelming majority, the Vermont House (114-30) and Senate (26-2) have passed a GMO labeling law that will be...

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Alfalfa, Beans, Blue, Broccoli, Cahill's, Cashel, Cheddar, Clover, Daikon Radish, Eggplant, Erin go Bragh, Farmhouse, Fresh, Grubb, Head-start, High Mowing, Indoors, Irish Chesse, Kerrygold, Lentils, Limerick, March, Mildness, Organic, Peas, Pepper, Porter, Renet, Seeds, Spring, Sprouts, Tipperary, Tomato, Vegetable, Vegetarian, Vintage -

March is a month on the cusp. Not quite winter and not yet spring, March is the bridge between the two seasons. With day light savings and the vernal equinox tipping the scale in sunlight’s favor, March is also a month of hope and promise. The proverbial light is at the end of the tunnel, even if the tunnel passes through a mountain of snow. After a winter hiatus, the pulse of life-affirming sap begins to flow again through the sugar maples and another sugaring season commences. It’s still cold and maybe even snowy, but we know that we have...

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