A-Maizing Local Sweet Corn!

  The summer delicacy of locally grown sweet corn is something most Upper Valley residents eagerly anticipate. Try grilling your corn this season to add some zip to your summer menu. Watch this Bon Appetit cooking video to learn some tricks to great grilled corn on the cob. You can also enjoy a bit of […]

Learning Collaborative Tour #2 – Winter Moon Farm

This post is the second in a series of essays by Vital Communities intern, Nicolle Moore, about her summer participation in the Farm Worker Learning Collaborative. It is hard to imagine a more perfect place to be a kid than among the endless fields of grass, kind animals, winding roads and wooded paths of a […]

Chickens of Summer

Summer is the season for delicious, fresh, locally raised chicken. Here’s a great recipe for grilling your locally grown whole broiler chicken. Grilled Chicken Under a Brick CHICKEN 1 T. fresh lemon juice 1 T. kosher salt 1 t. sweet smoked paprika 1 t. dried oregano 1 t. granulated garlic 1/2 t. crushed red pepper […]

Polenta with Tomatoes and Kale

If you’ve never heard of it before, polenta is basically a fancy corn mush that is very similar to the southern staple known as grits. Made with inexpensive, household corn meal, polenta is a great example of how easy it is to cook with grains.  It doesn’t take long to prepare and even better yet, […]

Tomatillo Salsa

Here is another one of Randal Smathers’ ingenious VerMex menu items. Why do I say ingenious? Because when I was tying up and pruning my tomato plants the other week, a long overdue task at this point in the season, I knocked off a ton of unripe, green tomatoes in the process. Although this is […]

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