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Maple Cube by Tonewood

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A Vermont company gives maple syrup a delicious makeover $17.00

Done right, harvesting maple sap is sustainable in eternity. The trees stay standing, producing sap generation after generation, without the "help" of agri-chemicals. And what goodness they produce! Raw, natural maple syrup is one of food's greatest pleasures. Now, Vermont's Tonewood has expanded maple's applications to include delectable sweeteners like wafers, cubes, creams and flakes. The 7oz......read more

Advanced Builder Blocks

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Vermont artisans transform local, sustainable timber into 78-piece building block set $96.00

In an age when babies are using iPads, it's nice to have toys around that harken back to a simpler, less digital era. This timeless builder block set is a perfect example. Handmade by artisans in Middlebury, Vermont, the 78-piece set helps encourage budding imaginations with varied blocks all sized in multiples of 1". The wooden blocks are crafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested......read more

Vermont Approves GMO Labelling Law

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Trailblazing bill is expected to face major legal challenges

In a major victory for consumers who say they have a right to know what's in their food, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin last Thursday signed a bill that puts the state on the path to be the first to require labelling of genetically modified foods. The law would take effect in two years. Shumlin also announced an online fundraiser to battle expected legal challenges from the food industry, including......read more

Top 10 Environmental Watch List

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Vermont Law School's ranking of the biggest environmental issues of 2010.

Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center just launched its first annual Top Ten Environmental Watch List, outlining the most important environmental law and policy issues of 2010, and how they may continue to play out in the new year. According to the list, the most important event of 2010 was the inability of Congress to enact federal climate change legislation. This was a massive blow to......read more

Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chair by Vermont Wood Studios

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Colorful 'Polywood' seating made from over 90 percent recycled content $270.00

With spring around the corner, we're starting to envision mellow sunny afternoons by the water, ensconced in a chair with a drink in hand. Vermont Wood Studios' classic folding Adirondack Chair is the perfect outdoor seating for warm weather inactivity. Made of recycled plastic Polywood, the maintenance-free chairs have the look and durability of wood minus the headache of refinishing and upkeep.......read more

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co.

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Kitchen utensils and boards hand-carved from sustainably harvested woods. $16.00

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co. is the brainchild of wood carver Jordan Marvin, who handcrafts rustic kitchen wares from local, sustainably harvested hardwoods like cherry, maple, black walnut and apple. The range includes spoons, spatulas, ladles, salad sets, serving sets and bread and cheese boards, all of which are food-safe and sealed with a light layer of mineral oil. The......read more

Chris Cohen "Optimist High"

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Breezy backyard summer vibes from a Californian transplant in Vermont

Chris Cohen's solo debut Overgrown Path was one of the highlights of 2012, full of bucolic, lopsided pop songs he recorded by himself in a cabin in Vermont. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cohen previously played with a number of high profile indie acts (Deerhoof, Haunted Grafitti, Cass McCombs) before moving east to write and record the album. In the breezy, melancholy "Optimist High,"......read more

Vermont Sail Freight Project

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Anchors away! This boat is sailing the Hudson with fifteen tons of groceries

The Vermont Sail Freight Project is up and running, delivering fresh farm-to-table goods over 300 miles down the Champlain-Hudson waterway to Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, and points between. In April the project reached its $15,000 Kickstarter goal and founding farmer Erik Andrus set to work building a 39-foot sail barge named Ceres (after the Roman goddess of agriculture). Farm advocacy group......read more

Timber Tree Hooks

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Natural homewares by Vermont's Live Wire Farm $40.00

These Timber Tree Hooks from Live Wire Farm offer a nice natural accent to the home. Each is handmade by Live Wire's John Robohm, who sources maple, beech, cherry and other hardwoods locally around his hometown of Jacksonville, Vermont. The hooks, which can also be used as shelf supports, come shaped and sanded, with pre-drilled mounting holes (screws included)....read more

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