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Vermont-Based Böswellness Uplifts African Communities That Supply Frankincense and Myrrh

Vermont-Based Böswellness Uplifts African Communities That Supply Frankincense and Myrrh

By KEN PICARD | photo credit LUKE AWTRY During the season of giving, no holiday gifts are more traditional than frankincense and myrrh. A Vermont-based company produces essential oils made ...
‘Mister Chris and Friends,’ Slow TV for Children on Vermont PBS

‘Mister Chris and Friends,’ Slow TV for Children on Vermont PBS

By KEN PICARD | COURTESY OF VERMONT PBS The scene opens with the sun rising over the Green Mountains on a typical Vermont family farm, where brown dairy cows graze and happy pigs munch ...
Master Sommelier David Keck Puts Down Roots in a Vermont Vineyard

Master Sommelier David Keck Puts Down Roots in a Vermont Vineyard

By KIM MACQUEEN | photo credit GLENN RUSSELL Only 269 individuals in the world have earned the globally established title of master sommelier. One hundred seventy-two of them are American, and
Glass Action: A Burlington Startup Aims to Turn Recyclables Into Building Material

Glass Action: A Burlington Startup Aims to Turn Recyclables Into Building Material

By MOLLY WALSH Burlington entrepreneur Rob Conboy has high hopes for the object in the palm of his hand. The gray nugget he held on a recent afternoon looked like a stone but weighed no more ...
Chester boutique consolidates and expands during Covid-19 crisis

Chester boutique consolidates and expands during Covid-19 crisis

By Amanda Kuhnert  “Covid-19 made us re-evaluate what was important to us and what we really wanted to be doing,” said Jessie Alon, co-owner of DaVallia Gallery & Boutique in Chester, Vt. ...
Clear Water Filtration, Warren

Clear Water Filtration, Warren

It’s tempting to rest on your laurels, especially when you’ve been in business for over 35 years. But complacency isn’t what enabled Jim Parker, founder of Warren-based Clear Water Filtration, to
Pandemic Helps Life Coach Narrow Her Business Focus

Pandemic Helps Life Coach Narrow Her Business Focus

By Amanda Kuhnert Last summer Michelle Wiegers, a life coach based in Bennington, Vt., offered 30 hours of free coaching to 20 people suffering with chronic pain. “When COVID hit, I really ...
Producer Spotlight: Basin Farm

Producer Spotlight: Basin Farm

Author: Laura Carbonneau  The winter months in New England can sometimes be a challenge when trying to source produce locally. The harsh, northern climate makes for a shorter growing season.
Producer Spotlight: Parish Hill Creamery

Producer Spotlight: Parish Hill Creamery

Author: Laura Carbonneau When we think of Vermont-made foods, dairy immediately comes to mind. And in what better form than delicious, raw-milk, hand-made cheese. That’s where Parish Hill ...
Producer Spotlight: Grateful Greens

Producer Spotlight: Grateful Greens

Author: Laura Carbonneau  Meet one of our newest producers—Grateful Greens! Based in Brattleboro, VT, Grateful Greens is a new business that approaches farming differently. With an ...
Producer Spotlight: Scott Farm Orchard

Producer Spotlight: Scott Farm Orchard

Author: Laura Carbonneau If you’re traveling along Kipling Road in Dummerston, VT you may happen upon Scott Farm Orchard. The picturesque views of the orchard and farm buildings seem to take
Producer Spotlight: Grafton Village Cheese

Producer Spotlight: Grafton Village Cheese

Author: Laura Carbonneau Nestled in the quiet towns of Grafton and Brattleboro, Vermont, Grafton Village Cheese is a longstanding business within our community. Founded in 1892 by a ...