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Global Village Foods: Uniting the World with African Flavors

It takes a village. When it comes to building a strong, robust local food system, few things ring truer than this expression—and our friends Melvin and Damaris Hall, the owners and co-founders of Global Village Foods (Windsor, VT), understand the notion wholeheartedly. A village stands for much more than its literal definition—it’s about the many different staples and traditions that bring people together and build communities...

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Artisan Goat Soaps and Creams by Sage Meadow Farm!

The McCoys began Sage Meadow Farm in pursuit of their shared lifelong dream of owning a goat farm. With the advent of goat soaps and the technology to produce them, they were not only able to realize that dream but even make it into a sustainable business, as well as a valuable source for high-quality, handmade personal care products here in the Valley.

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Cloonybreen Farm: Where Happy Pigs Come First

Simply passing through the gates, up the long, rocky driveway at Cloonybreen Farm, and it’s easy to feel as if you have crossed into an entirely new and marvelous world. Located on a beautiful and quintessentially “New England” mountainside overlapping the Massachusetts-Connecticut border, not only are its settings picturesque but so too is are the relationships shared between the farmers and the animals who call it home...

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Sidehill Farm Jam: A Return to our Roots

Sidehill Farm was established in the 1970s by a small Vermont family with a rich and vibrant history of jam-making prowess. By creating one of the very first specialty food companies in the state, the Naylors would go on to become true pioneers in the fostering of a healthy local food system—and they have multiple generations of experience and knowledge in artisanal jam-making to back them up...

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New at the Co-op: Hillside Harvest

Born in a small town in the Red Hills high above Kingston, Kamaal Jarrett grew up surrounded by one of the world’s most renowned and distinctive food cultures. He spent many of his formative years living near the famous “Hip Strip,” where roadside vendors and small food markets sold succulent jerk dishes with Caribbean rubs and spices that helped comprise the flavors of his youth. After moving to Milton, Massachusetts with his parents a few years later, he discovered a profound love for food...

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