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Food and Drink

Go to a restaurant that embraces the farm-to-table ethos, and you’ll likely encounter a menu (or chalkboard) singing the provenance of various animals and vegetables in the kitchen’s coffers. Rarely, though, does a restaurant mention – let alone herald – the origins of its microgreens. Jeremy Witt and Matthew Latham of Vertical Fresh Farms aim to change that. The bro…

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When her youngest child graduated high school, it effectively ended Liz Neadow’s tenure as home school teacher. Consequently, choices confronted the long-time stay-at-home mother. Among them, what would she do with her new-found freedom? And what would should do with the menagerie of farm animals her kids had amassed over their collective 20 years in 4-H? For Neadow, who…

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Asked to explain why his family’s Alden farm is held in such high esteem, Ben Oles pulled a dozen carrots from the earth he tends with his father, Dan, and mother, Jane. As the carrots dangled from his hand like jewel-toned stalactites, he gestured to the dirt they collected.  “See how the soil clumps together? That’s stickiness, which is good,” he said. “It’s not falli…

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Raising lamb for the table is the end game at Stillwater Farm in Boston, New York. But for owners Jay and Margaret Braymiller, respecting life is paramount. That includes maintaining the corporal integrity of the animals that call Stillwater home. Tending to the flock of market-bound lambs, as well as the sheep, chickens and potbelly pig that Jay, Margaret and their dau…