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CSA: Creating a Resilient Local Economy and Food SystemGreen Energy Times – March 1, 2023
Written by Eva Barta, Marketing Assistant — Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between community members and farmers to share in the bounty and the risks of farming. The roots of the popular CSA model, used by farms around the world, can be traced back to the beginnings of commercial agriculture.
‘Roller coaster’ growing season for Vermont farmersWCAX – July 9, 2021
BRADFORD, Vt. (WCAX) - “A bit of a roller coaster.” That is how farmers are describing this year’s growing crop in Vermont. The hot weather took its toll on the strawberry crop but, when it comes to local food, there is more than one reason to celebrate.
Cedar Circle teams up with local seed-savers to restore rare cabbageSidenote – April 26, 2021
The alarming loss of diversity in vegetables and other crops is prompting gardeners to start saving their own seeds, especially of rarer heirloom varieties.
Cedar Circle Farm Introduces Nature Journal ProgramVally News – April 24, 2020
Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center has started a Nature Journal Club for kids to keep them engaged with the outside world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thetford farm grows saffron for second season in a rowVermont Digger – November 17, 2019
As a thick cloud cover dispersed over Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford one morning late last month, Marnie Williamson took a break from planting bulbs to check on her newest crop. Slim leaves resembling ordinary blades of grass were the only vegetation sprouting up in most of the holes she’d cut in the landscape fabric.
The Best or the WurstValley News – June 1, 2017
Students in a cooking class for middle schoolers at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, Vt., try sauerkraut served by education program assistant Andie Hession, left, after preparing a batch of their own for fermentation Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Cedar Circle Farm Program Exposes Children to the SoilValley News – August 2, 2016
By Nora Doyle-Burr, Valley News Staff Writer
Published August 02, 2016
It was a familiar summer camp scene. With morning dew on the grass, parents dropped off children between the ages of 6 and 10, leaving them with fresh-faced counselors for the day.
But this camp was a little different. The drop-off location was Cedar Circle Farm, an organic vegetable farm in East Thetford. Families said their goodbyes in front of a red barn on Pavillion Road. Nearby, a row of golden sunflowers shone in the morning light.
Dr. Vandana Shiva visits VermontKate Duesterberg – November 25, 2014
In early November, Cedar Circle Farm had the privilege of hosting the internationally renowned environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva. We had met Dr. Shiva several times before at conferences and meetings that focus on organic agriculture’s contribution to reversing climate chaos.
While in New York at the Peoples’ Climate March in September, she offered to spend a few days with us here in Vermont to help support the grassroots’ efforts on GMO labeling. In addition to a visit to Cedar Circle Farm, Dr. Shiva spoke in Burlington and at the Vermont Law School.
The video posted here is her speech in Burlington. The topic was Food System Transformation and Reversing the Climate Crisis: How Vermont’s GMO labeling law is part of the solution.
And here’s her talk at the Vermont Law School, co-organized with our pals at the VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.
Get inspired: both of Dr. Vandana Shiva’s talks are worth checking out!
Passing our new GMO labeling was a huge success, but it is by no means over. The new law is being challenged in court by the big food industry. Your continued support in this fight is essential. You can keep up to date on all the latest developments by visiting the Vermont Right to Know GMOs coalition online.
Organic Matters VideoNOFA-VT and Vermont Organic Farmers – July 24, 2014
Short film from NOFA-VT and Vermont Organic Farmers, called Organic Matters, featuring Cedar Circle Farm and other Vermont farmers telling their stories – about why organic matters to them, to their land, and to their customers.
Organic Matters from NOFAVT on Vimeo.
Strawberry Fields and WeatherValley News – June 7, 2014
At Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, the bulk of the strawberry patches are covered in blossoms, said Cat Buxton, who manages the education programs at the farm. Like other farms, Buxton said she expects to have pick-your-own strawberries available by late June.