Vermont http://www.kunc.org en Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables http://www.kunc.org/post/got-my-goat-vermont-farms-put-fresh-meat-refugee-tables It's easy to find goat milk and goat cheese in Vermont. Goat meat, not so much.<p>That's frustrating for the refugees, immigrants and others who've settled in the state who are accustomed to eating fresh goat meat. Though it's not so common in the U.S., it's a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets.<p>But there's a movement afoot to meet the demand for goat meat throughout New England.<p>A project called the Vermont Goat Collaborative is providing new Americans with the opportunity to raise and sell goats to members of their community. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:08:00 +0000 55794 at http://www.kunc.org Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet? http://www.kunc.org/post/any-other-name-does-vermonts-maple-syrup-taste-sweet At Green's Sugarhouse in Poultney, Vt., visitors are gathered around four squeeze bottles of maple syrup, sampling the each under brand-new labels.<p>Vermont recently replaced its syrup grading system and now uses new names that make different syrups sound more like wine or expensive coffee.<p>Gone is the former system, with names like "Fancy," "Grade A Dark Amber" and "Grade B." The new labels give both the color — "Golden," "Amber" or "Dark" — and a flavor description: "Delicate," "Rich," "Robust" or "Strong."<p>Green's is holding a tasting to help get customers familiar with the new system, Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:32:00 +0000 55041 at http://www.kunc.org By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet? Sap Discovery Could Turn Syrup-Making Upside Down http://www.kunc.org/post/sap-discovery-could-turn-syrup-making-upside-down Last year researchers at the University of Vermont announced something that could change the way we think about Vermont — or at least how it produces its famous maple syrup.<p>The time-honored method calls for inserting a tap near the bottom of a tall, mature maple tree. At the end of February, the tree thaws, and <em>voila</em>: Sap starts flowing out the spigot at the bottom.<p>But in 2010, these researchers were testing ways to gather sap from mature trees when they noticed something unusual.<p>One of the trees was missing most of its top, but the sap was still flowing. And flowing. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 16:27:00 +0000 53808 at http://www.kunc.org Sap Discovery Could Turn Syrup-Making Upside Down In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes http://www.kunc.org/post/vermont-wild-game-church-supper-feeds-multitudes The wild-game supper has traditionally been a way for rural America to share the harvest before winter sets in. Food historians trace the ritual back to Colonial times, when families had to hunt in order to eat well, and some providers were better shots than others.<p>In fact, you could think of Thanksgiving in Plymouth as the first neighborhood potluck. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Charlotte Albright 52345 at http://www.kunc.org In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging http://www.kunc.org/post/you-borrow-some-libraries-have-go-begging More than 90 percent of Americans say public libraries are important to their communities, according to the Pew Research Center. But the way that love translates into actual financial support varies hugely from state to state.<p>Vermont, for instance, brags that it has more libraries per capita than any other U.S. state. Some of them are remarkably quaint. In Ludlow, one library is a white clapboard Victorian, slightly frayed, ringed by lilies and sitting by the side of a brook.<p>"It's very small," says Julia Baldwin, a volunteer with the local Ladies' Aid society. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:07:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 48511 at http://www.kunc.org For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging