Green Mountain Creamery

Tucked away on Route 5 in Brattleboro, Vermont Commonwealth Dairy produces Green Mountain Creamery Greek yogurt and has many connections to the local, national and global dairy industry. These connections were very clear when I met with Plant Manager Mike Hassay and Green Mountain Creamery Brand Manager Ann Pratt. From the local Vermont milk they process to their international global partnership with a German company Ehrmann, it is quite a

Making and Using Local Herbal Medicines

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Make and Use Local Herbal Medicines

The body’s defense system is only as dependable as the support it gets. When you take care of yourself your family benefits and is healthier. Local plant medicine, like local food, is an excellent way to support overall health for you and your family. Learn how you can use plant medicines to prevent illness, restore wellness, and even nourish your mind and body in this informative presentation. Historically, people throughout the world have used plants and nature’s allies to prevent illness and effectively help the healing process. Join Cindy Hebbard in an outdoor classroom (weather permitting) for practical talk about identifying and using powerful local herbal remedies.

Cooperatives in a Collaborative Economy

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We all have our own ways to officially welcome summer. There are the Memorial-Day-weekend folks, the last-day-of-school folks, and the day-the-pool-opens folks. And let’s not forget the Strolling of the Heifers weekend, this year paired again with the Slow Living Summit. Our Co-op once more represented proudly with our crackerjack Shopping Cart Precision Drill Team, an amazingly athletic and complex labor of love at which the rest of us can only marvel.

Wilcox Ice Cream

Ice cream is an age-old treat that dates back to the second century, when snow was flavored with sweeteners such as honey. In the United States this delicious treat first hit the market in the late 1700’s and was mostly enjoyed by the elite class until the 1800’s. In the 1800’s ice cream became more prevalent, however there were no freezers so it had to be enjoyed quite fast. Tough life, eh? In present day, ice cream is made all around the world, but few ice cream makers