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Spring issue of Local Banquet now available

In the current issue of Local Banquet, learn about three innovative projects and businesses in Vermont: Rich Earth Institute and its attempt to study human urine as potential fertilizer; the establishment of a Vermont chapter of the Farmer-Veteran Coalition; and VT Dinners, a new business that turns local food into frozen meals for sale at stores.

Also in this issue: how solar panels are proliferating on agricultural land; an essay on how we perceive industrial agriculture in Vermont; and the debate over whether hydroponic farms should be allowed organic certification.

Read the Spring issue online, at, or keep an eye out for Vermont's Local Banquet at food co-ops, winter farmers' markets, and select restaurants today! 

Vermont's Local Banquet Magazine is a quarterly publication that illuminates the connections between local food and Vermont communities. Our stories, interviews, and essays reveal how Vermont residents are building their local food systems, how farmers are faring in a time of great opportunity and challenge, and how Vermont's agricultural landscape is changing as the localvore movement shapes what is grown and raised here.