Prioritizing Convenience: The Future of Farms?

The past couple of weeks at Fisher Brothers Farm I have spent a majority of my time developing a web page for the farms newest feature, their “Drive-through Service.” When Bob and Becky (the owners of the farm) first came to me with this idea, they emphasized their desire for convenience. They recognized the busy,…

Exploring Intervale: Food Hub and Community Space

Last Friday our FoodWorks class visited the Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont. It was a beautiful day after several days of rain that week. Our tour guide gave us the history of Intervale, explaining how it was previously used as a dumping ground yet for the city. Yet in 1986 a man named Will Rapp initiated…

Seeing Hardwick

This week our Exploring Food Systems class took a trip to Hardwick, Vermont after reading The Town That Food Saved by Ben Hewitt, a novel about the food system specific to Hardwick and the local model they have created over the past years. Our first stop on the trip was Pete’s Greens. It was interesting…

A Summer at Fisher Brothers Farm

This summer I decided to trade in the beaches of Rhode Island for the green mountains of Vermont. I go to Middlebury College and my friends and I had talked all year about the prospect of spending a summer in Middlebury and getting the full Vermont summer experience. It’s definitely a plus going to school in such…