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New Maple Syrup Grades

New Grades Come to Vermont For years, Vermont maple syrup has been divided into one of four grades based on color and flavor.  As consumer preference has changed over the past century, so too has the grading system evolved to provide a more accurate description based on consumer preference.  The names of each grade, however, […]

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Did you know…? Dairy Alternatives

Did you know…? DAIRY ALTERNATIVES! There are almost as many dairy alternatives as there are reasons to avoid dairy. But how do you know which to choose? We’ve picked the most common of the dairy alternatives we carry and laid them out for you to compare.   SOYMILK The most popular plant-based milk, soy milk […]

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Frontier Co-op Products Recall

On March 16, 2015 Frontier Co-op voluntarily recalled several products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand, due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products. The product in question was […]

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March 18th is National Agriculture Day

National Agriculture Day March 18th Have you heard? The Agriculture Council of America has declared March 18th as National Agriculture Day! We like the sound of that! But wait… why is it supported by Monsanto, Walmart, and Syngenta?  The agriculture they support is very different than the agriculture we support. So the question arises: What […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thursday, March 19th at 6pm Garden Panel Forum Upstairs at the Co-op   Please join us for this free forum, open to the Upper Valley community. Please register in-store, or call 802-295-5804 or email info@uppervalleyfood.coop More and more people are looking for ways to grow their own food. The Upper Valley Food Co-op has invited four […]

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It’s CSA Season!

It’s that time of year again! Spring is almost here and the farms have their CSA flyers up! What is a CSA you ask? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. You’ll pick up your share once a week […]

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Book Review: Goat Song

Goat Song by Brad Kessler Goat Song is more than a window into the world of goat herding, it’s a door. While full of many of the technical details of raising goats and turning their milk into delicious cheese, this book is written with poetic prose that draws you in with every word. Brad Kessler […]

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Excerpt from Upcoming Newsletter

The following piece, written by Cat Buxton, will soon be published in our upcoming newsletter.   I am writing from the Falkland Islands, a farming and fisheries community just 700 miles from Antarctica. It is summer here, which is like our spring weather. I worked in a garden today! The people here have settled from […]

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Let’s Talk About Dairy

At the Upper Valley Food Co-op we have a number of Local Dairy Suppliers. Which one do you like best? Strafford Organic Creamery Local & Organic Strafford, VT (20 miles) The Strafford Organic Creamery is a one-farm, one-family operation dedicated to sustainable agriculture and making the best milk and ice cream on the planet. Earl […]

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Brain Buzz! March 6 at 5pm

What’s the Buzz?!?! UVFC has the opportunity to team with Dartmouth Graduate Students in offering a forum to discuss various research topics. These students will share their expertise and offer the diverse Upper Valley Community a chance to reflect and exchange understanding. Students hope to better appreciate impacts their research threads may lead to.                                                                                                                                                                […]

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