Category: Locavore

A locavore is someone who tries to eat as much of their diet as possible from food grown near where they live. Generally, locavores shop for produce at farmers markets, farm stands, food co-ops and through community supported agriculture (CSA’s). Being a locavore means your diet changes somewhat seasonally, depending on what produce is able to grow in your region at any given time.

Downtown Rutland tradeshow

Downtown Rutland tradeshow

I’m so thankful to Vermont Environmental Consortium for holding their fall tradeshow in downtown Rutland!  What an awesome decision.  The show was held in the Opera House space formerly occupied by GMP’s Energy Innovation Center.  Vendor spaces for the tradeshow sold out, and a great crowd of people showed up for the event. I was …

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Great things are here: GMP EIC

Great things are here: GMP EIC

Today we welcomed the opening of Green Mountain Power’s new Energy Innovation Center (GMP EIC) on Merchants Row.  They lovingly took a dilapidated, highly visible building and turned it into a wonder of modern technology.  It was so crowded at the event that I didn’t get to see all of the interesting displays, but I …

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Take the pledge: shop Rutland, Vermont

Take the pledge: shop Rutland, Vermont

The holiday season is upon us.  With Thanksgiving still several weeks away, we will now be constantly bombarded with advertising aimed at separating us from our money.  My advice is to ignore all the flash and promises of Walmart, Amazon.com and the big box stores.  Instead, set your sights on unique gifts from local shops …

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Local food

Local food

Today I went to the second weekend of the winter farmers’ market in Rutland.  It was fabulous!  I bought some huge kale from Radical Roots Farm, some green tomatoes from another local farm, applesauce from Yoder Farm that probably contained apples from about 100 yards from my house, and rice – YES RICE – that …

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The best neighborhood in Rutland

The best neighborhood in Rutland

Yesterday I walked around what will soon be the best neighborhood in Rutland – the Northwest neighborhood.  It was the perfect day for a walk – sunny and a balmy 48 degrees.  I had the great company of my friend Elizabeth, and we toured almost the entire neighborhood.  I was struck by some of the …

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Rutland Rising

Rutland Rising

We can all feel it… the little stirs of progress.  One by one, little by little, Rutland is coming up.  We’re all watching with cautious optimism, but there’s more we can do.  There’s something ALL of us can do. Stop shopping on Amazon.com and at Walmart. The internet is a wonderful thing.  It allows us …

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