Beyond our quirkier stories, in this issue we also offer articles that illuminate changes within our growing local food system. One article is about regenerative agriculture and the potential it has to improve our Vermont farm fields and waterways. Another article showcases the creativity and ingenuity of people in our Farm to Plate network, profiling Burlington farmer Rob Rock and his innovative farm machinery. And we introduce you to the "Snail of Approval" program of Slow Food Vermont, a loyal Farm to Plate support organization.
You can read Local Banquet online at www.localbanquet.com or pick up a paper copy at most of Vermont's food co-ops and some farmers' markets and restaurants. Enjoy!