Facebook petition asking Green Mountain College to spare the school’s beloved oxen team from slaughter has racked up more than 30,000 signatures from all over the world. But school officials say they won’t change
The popularity of the localvore movement is seen as a return to an earlier era, but there are fascinating differences between today’s emphasis on locally produced food and the farm traditions of the past.
Interest and demand is
on the rise for meat raised in our region, but some experts say there’s
a limit to how much meat we can produce if the capacity of our regional
slaughterhouses doesn’t keep up. Also, a comparison of how Vermont and New Hampshire are handling budget woes.
We’re celebrating the fourth of July with
food and music. We’ll talk with a UVM professor who’s written a book
about how regional food is rich in taste and value. And we’re treated to
a performance by the Vermont bluegrass group Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite
Plowboys – they have a new album out.