18% Decline in Food Donations, 3SquaresVT Cuts Spell Perfect Storm for Vermonters in Need

On November 1st, 3SquaresVT, a federal nutrition program that helps families purchase food, will see its benefits cut due to the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. Thousands more people are expected to visit food shelves and meal sites in the coming months as a result.   Meanwhile, the Vermont Foodbank and [...]
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Meatless Monday Featured Fruit: Melon

Photo courtesy of Shannon Palmer
This Meatless Monday, we feature melon, with growing, storage and prep tips, as well as recipes for Cantaloupe Salsa with Crostini and Fruit Salad  from Vermont Fresh: A Fruit and Vegetable Handbook. Background Melons usually fall into two distinct categories: the ever-popular watermelons, and the Cucumis melons (commonly called “musk melons”), which include everything else.  [...]
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