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Upcoming July Events

We will be closed for July 4th, so make sure to get your shopping done early! Saturday, July 12th, we will be hosting a Farm Tour of Solstice Seeds and Heartland Farms in Hartland, VT. These farms are located right next door to each other. They are offering a guided tour opportunity. The first tour […]

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June News & Programming

 Tuesday, June 3rd, threatened to storm as we gathered around Misha Johnson of Free Verse Farm. He planted our walkway herb garden last year and it is starting to come into its own. Misha told our participants how to design your own herb garden and tips for growing and maintaining the garden. There will be […]

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Warm Weather Product Highlight

Buzz Away Extreme You no longer have to choose between being bite-free or chemical-free. Buzz Away Extreme’s proprietary DEET-free formula of natural ingredients has been proven to offer protection against mosquitoes, ticks, flies and gnats. Made with natural ingredients and essential plant oils including soy, geranium, cedarwood, citronella, peppermint, eucalyptus and lemongrass.   Green Toys […]

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Hemp History Week: June 2-8

What is Hemp? Hemp is the distinct oilseed and fiber varieties of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant that has been cultivated worldwide for over 10,000 years. It is important to note that hemp has no drug value. Hemp seed contains little to no measurable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol […]

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Upcoming Events: June

June 2 through June 8 is Hemp History Week. On Wednesday, June 4th come hear from Robb Kidd of Rural Vermont. He will host a hemp info forum in the gathering room from 5:30 to 7:45. Swing by on Friday, June 6th for our First Friday event. Members of the Board of Directors will be in attendance […]

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VCGN Grow-It! Workshop

The White River Community Garden is slowly coming to life as more and more plots are being covered with compost mulch. In preparation for the full bloom of spring, the UVFC Education and Outreach team attended the VCGN Grow-it! Workshop in Woodstock. The Vermont Community Garden Network is an organization that works to connect community […]

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Why do you buy Fair Trade?

May 10th was World Fair Trade Day. Fair Trade is one of those categories important to us, right up there with Local, Non-GMO Verified and Organic. Below are some companies who are doing their best to tread lightly. Equal Exchange Following the Cooperative Model “In 1986, Equal Exchange was founded to challenge the existing trade model, which […]

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World Fair Trade Day! Saturday May 10th!

Join us this May 10 as we celebrate World Fair Trade Day. When you choose a product from committed fair trade brands like Alaffia, Alter Eco, Canaan Fair Trade, Divine Chocolate, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct Co-operative, Guayaki Yerba Mate and Maggie’s Organics, each fair trade product you choose supports: Long-term direct […]

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Book of the Month!

NEW! Check out our Book of the Month! Did you know that we have a library of sustainable living resources? It’s right upstairs! And in honor of all the great books we have available we’re highlighting a new book each month, with a Book Club discussion for anyone interested. April’s book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle […]

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