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Summer Issue of Local Banquet Now Available

In the current summer issue of Local Banquet, we interview our new lieutenant governor, David Zuckerman, who is not only a successful politician but also the first farmer to serve as lieutenant governor in more than 50 years, David gives us an insight into where things may be headed for our farming communities as we move forward under a new administration. We also take a close look at the large anaerobic digester (Big Bertha) at Vermont Technical College and how nutrient management helps to closes the loop in the sustainable food system. In another article we examine how the folks at All Souls Tortilleria are working with UVM to develop a white corn suitable for growing in Vermont which they can use in the production of their tortillas.

Also in this issue: the plight of the Butternut tree in Vermont and the efforts to help; an article on rare sheep breeds in the state; and a first hand account of the Everyday Chef program run by RAFFL in the Rutland area.

Read the summer 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.