With the arrival of holidays and winter, many of us who have limited income are feeling the squeeze financially. Here’s a way to stretch your budget: Get 3SquaresVT!
If you’re eligible you’ll get a payment card (it looks like a credit card) to use at grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets and food co-ops. If everyone in the household is 65+, the 3SquaresVT benefits may be deposited directly into a bank account. Seniors also may use medical expenses as adjustment to income, which may help you qualify.
This year, the Beard household is having a big, whiskey-soaked fruitcake. In years past I’ve made small fruitcakes, one pounders that were tasty and spirited, but this year it’s a bundt cake. The small loaf is gone too fast!
We were a store-bought, tea-totalling fruitcake family growing up. Nobody liked them, and nobody ate them. When I began making them my opinion of fruitcake changed. I went to all lengths, soaking brown paper and wrapping it tightly, tying in cheesecloth and keeping in a pot, baking in a Bain Marie. To my relief, I’ve found that regular baking techniques work just fine. A standard spice cake recipe with alcohol-soaked fruit bakes up perfectly. I continue “feeding” the cake every other day until serving.
Hiphiphooray! Look what’s happening!
Greetings Winter Farmers’ Market Fans!<
Despite what the thermometer might say, Winter Market season is here! Join us at the River Garden this Saturday from 10 to 2 as we kick off the 9th season of the market. Follow many of your favorites from the summer market and find some new faces indoors in a warm and dry location every week through March.
I was really excited to learn that Green Mountain Flour has started delivering bread to the Brattleboro Food Coop. Green Mountain Flour’s flour (is that redundant?) has been available at the coop for a while now, but not their bread.
It will be really nice not to have to go all the way up to Windsor to get great bread made from flour that was grown locally and milled just in time for each bake.
For your local eating pleasure we have extended dates for the Wednesday Farmers’ Market: OPEN TOMORROW! 10- 2 downtown by the Coop.
Please come visit and support the delicious hard work of Lost Barn Farm, Deer Ridge Farm, and Anon’s Thai. There’s both yummy storage crops and fresh greens for your cozy fall meals.
Saturday Market: LAST MARKET October 25th. Outside on Rte 9, West Brattleboro, 9-2, Rain or Shine!
If anyone is missing a CSA delivery it is sitting in my back porch at the corner of Myrtle and Cedar. It arrived yesterday afternoon and I would hate to see it spoil. I raise my own veggies, so i do not need it,
What is a dosa?
Dosa is a fermented lentil and rice crepe that millions of Indians eat every day. Now you can enjoy them without leaving the state of Vermont.
Dosa Kitchen serves from-scratch dosas with a a rotating menu of curries. Our meat is free-range, and we always have a vegan option. All our food is gluten free and we support our local farms.
Join local author Leda Scheintaub as she launches her new cookbook just out from Rizzoli, .
Learn how to incorporate ferments into your everyday cooking and enjoy a free sampling of ferment-centered localvore foods from , the South Indian food truck dedicated to our favorite ferment, the dosa (fermented rice and lentil crepe). Signed copies of the book will be available.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Chris Matherly, the mushroom hunter, will not be able to attend this workshop. Instead, meet mushroom expert David William Fischer at Brooks Memorial Library on Thursday, September 11, at 5 p.m. in the meeting room. Fischer, an internationally-known mycologist and ecologist, authored the classic books Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America and Mushrooms of Northeastern North America.
He has been a featured guest on NPR’s “Science Friday” program and his stunning mushroom photography has been spotlighted in numerous books and magazines. His web site — AmericanMushrooms.com — is a leading source of mushroom information. Fischer’s presentation will discuss edible wild mushrooms and plants in the Brattleboro area, with a 45-minute slideshow on how to safely find, identify and prepare common, delicious species. After his presentation, Fischer will be on hand to answer questions — you can bring your mushrooms for him to identify — and will have autographed copies of his books available.
Join Dosa Kitchen: South Indian Soul Food truck, this Friday, 9/5, for our first Gallery Walk!
139 Main Street, down the alley toward the Hooker-Dunham theater
On the menu are the classic masala dosa and tandoori-style free range chicken dosa, and everyone’s favorite mango lassi.
Come enjoy localvore-style Indian food from our new bistro seating overlooking the river.
Saturday and through the season weather permitting, Dosa Kitchen, 139 Main Street (down the alley) in Brattleboro will be open 12-8 (Tuesday through Friday we’re open 12-3). Come enjoy localvore-style Indian food from our new bistro seating overlooking the river.
Saturday we’ll be offering a free-range tandoori-style chicken and the classic masala (potato) dosa. If you’d like to get onto Dosa Kitchen’s mailing list to learn about upcoming specials and our winter pickup/takeout menu, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most of the time predatory capitalists are surrounded by security personnel and handlers. Journalists are never allowed access to these people unless it is assured that they will serve up softballs and continue the public deception — that black is actually white.
Occasionally though the castle walls get breached and important figures are asked real questions and face real accusations.
This SATURDAY (8/16) we will be extending our hours from noon till 8 pm. Come join us for alfresco dinner with a view of the river!
139 Main Street, down the alley toward the Hooker-Dunham theater
(regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 3)
Stop by the Wednesday Market tomorrow (10-2, downtown by the Brattleboro Food Co-op)! For a very limited time we -still- have Harvest Health coupons for EBT customers. Double your money up to $10 per market visit and bring home some of the best local harvest. EBT and Harvest Health can purchase produce, preserves, breads, and food to take home (they can’t buy hot lunch). On deck from our farmers:
Fresh blueberries and raspberries
The Brattleboro Farmers Market, open Saturdays 9-2 on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro, and on Wednesdays by the Brattleboro Coop from 10-2, welcomes EBT to participate in the Harvest Health Coupon matching program. Come to market and spend EBT dollars and get *free* matching coupons– double your money up to $10 per market visit!
It seems like the Wednesday Farmers Market located on the Whetstone Path near the co-op is slowly disappearing. Of course it has always been a smaller market that the big Saturday one but today it was really surprising. There were only 2 small farms there-both selling very limited types of produce. No berries to be found anywhere. There was the flower man; a bakery with a few tasty looking morsels. the always popular Thai food truck (with a very long line); there may have been someone selling honey but that was it. Definitely not worth the trip if you weren’t planning on going to the co -op (where I was able to find local blueberries).
Consider meandering up the West River Valley and into Grafton today for the 2nd Annual Grafton Food Festival.
All kinds of happenings under their party tents starting with a Jr Iron Chef competition at 10:30 followed by cooking demonstrations all day long. More than 20 vendors will be sampling and selling their wares including several local food producers. There will be a petting zoo and ‘interactive hula-hooping/hoop dance demonstration’ to entertain the young ones. Today’s festivities run from 10am – 6pm.
Tomorrow’s schedule involves a cooking demonstration by Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito and a farmers’ market on the inn grounds.
The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market announces the arrival of Harvest Health Coupons for EBT customers! Use your EBT card at the manager’s booth at market and get free matching value in coupons- up to $10, per visit.
The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market will have Harvest Health Coupons while supplies last, at both Saturday and Wednesday locations. Use these coupons to stretch your EBT dollars, which can buy fresh berries and vegetables of all kinds, maple syrup, jams, and honey, eggs and meat, fresh breads and granola to take home (EBT and Harvest Health CANNOT purchase hot lunches).
The Wednesday Farmers’ Market is back downtown by the Brattleboro Food Coop! 10-2 every Wednesday, our farmers (plus Bijou Bakes and Anon’s Thai Cuisine) offer the freshest locally-grown produce and prepared lunches and baked goods. EBT and debit are welcome; come by for some convenient, farmer-direct shopping–mid-week!
Good nutrition is a key factor in lifelong health, but many senior citizens are cutting back on their food budgets as expenses rise. To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food.
The benefits come on an EBT card that looks like a debit or credit card; there are no “food stamps” anymore. If everyone in the household is 65 or older or gets SSI, then the benefits may be distributed as cash, deposited directly into the family’s bank account.