While flying as a fighter pilot in the Vermont Air National Guard, Sam Cutting III found Dakin Farm in 1960 and moved his family into the original farm house built in 1792. At that time, the farm included a small roadside stand which was called “Dakin Farm Maple Market” named after Timothy Dakin and his descendents who owned Dakin Farm until 1940.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Feb. 28 that Vermont communities, families and businesses received $148 million in USDA Rural Development (RD) grants, loans and loan guarantees in federal fiscal year 2013.
More women entering farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistic Service released preliminary findings from the 2012 census Feb. 20.
Local farmers met in Middlebury recently to share breakfast and agricultural news.
DR Power line maker seeks 30 new, seasonal employees
Country Home Products will hosting a job fair at its Vergennes location Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feb. 15-24 marks National FFA Week across this great land.
Donner Carr, Wayne Clark and Dave Bearor served a hearty breakfast of local foods during an annual Bourdeau Brothers Customer Appreciation Breakfast...
On Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., the annual Farmers’ Night program presented by the Vermont Historical Society will feature “Oh You Twenty-Sixth Division,” sheet music written and published in Vermont by Fritz Buchner.
Following a public hearing in the Vermont State House Chamber the night before, members of the Senate Agriculture Committee met this morning to review proposed changes to H.112, the GMO Labeling Bill.
Rural Vermont has released the 2013-14 Report on raw milk production and sales. For the fifth year since the passage of Act 62, which enables the direct sale of raw milk by farmers to consumers, Rural Vermont has presented to the legislature an overview of how the current law is working for farmers and the economic impact of raw milk sales.
The North East State Foresters Association (NEFA) and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation have released a report detailing The Economic Importance of Vermont’s Forest-based Economy. The report highlights the various sectors of Vermont’s economy that depend on wood, forests, and trees.
Each year, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) holds a two- or three-day Winter Conference, featuring dozens of workshops on vegetable, fruit, and livestock farming, marketing, and business – plus gardening, cooking, community-building, and more. This year’s conference will be held Feb. 15-16, with four day-long intensive workshops on Monday, Feb. 17.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s famed Taste of Rutland dinner will take place on Tuesday, March 11. Numerous area restaurants contribute their signature dishes to make this annual get-together a delectable success.
On Feb. 25, the Middlebury Select Board will consider a proposal by land developer Middle Road Ventures of Addison County to use part of the nearly vanished roadway of Old Middle Road as a lot for its upscale South Ridge housing development.
New Market Press, publisher of the Eagle, welcomes hundreds of new readers in the Bristol area starting with the Feb. 1 newsprint edition.