Farm to Table

Edible Green Mountains - Winter 2014

I created photographs for two articles in the Winter issue of Edible Green Mountains. The interesting and adventurous Urban Moonshine company in Burlington, maker of organic bitters & tonics, as well the equally compelling Dunc's Mill Rum in Barton, Vermont.

I really enjoyed meeting the masterminds behind both of these Vermont entrepreneurial endeavors, Jovial King and Duncan Holaday.

I love the flavors of the Maple and Joy Tonic bitters, (and their use as a digestif or in a cocktail) and Dunc's delicious Maple Rum.

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October Getaway in Stowe, Vermont

Rhode Island Monthly’s October Getaways issue features Stowe, Vermont with several of my photographs. Here are some great suggestions for your fall foliage travel plans. rim_oct2013_cover_500px

The cover is a collage, featuring two of mine: the girl in the red tee-shirt at Shaw’s General Store in Stowe, and Chef Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood.

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Shaw’s General Store and Kristen Piper with some Vermont products.

nsp_130822_004_hen_webChef Eric Warnstedt and Hen of the Woods’ fare: Cheeseplate: Jasper Hill “Bayley Hazen Blue” (cow), Sage Farm Dairy “Sterling”( Goat), Woodcock Farm “Summer Snow” (sheep); Fresh Tracks Farm Rabbit leg and loin, heirlooms beans, buttered parsnips, blackberries and blackberry puree; Goat’s milk dumplings, Pete’s Greens cipollini, locally foraged chanterelle, Jericho Settler’s Farm cherry tomatoes, Pete’s arugula, preserved tomatoes; and fresh farm radishes and local butter.nsp_stowe_vt_2013_02_web

Ice-cream aficionados at Ben and Jerry’s, Michaela Meehan enjoying tortilla chips and salsa, and a fresh margarita at Frida’s Taqueira.

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Chef Michael Kloeti of Michael’s on the Hill, and his Herb Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Crispy Polenta, Baby Spinach & Truffle

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The Stowe Rec path, paddling on the pond behind Umiak Outfitters, and Mary Regele, a yoga instructor at Topnotch.

nsp_stowe_vt_2013_69_webReign Vermont bags with owner Bridget Lamell, Stowe Farmer’s Market tomatoes, and the Stowe Visitor's Center.

Burlington's Intervale Farms

I photographed at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington last week when it was 96 degrees.  They were picking  green salad bowl lettuce, a baby lettuce variety, and weeding squash. Despite the high heat and humidity, the farmers, interns and volunteers were working determinedly and with good spirit!

 

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Kim Ward and crew pick baby lettuce: Glenna and Rod Copeland, Katie Richards and Warren Lee

Farm Manager Andy Jones

Katie Horner, an intern with the UVM Farmer Training program, and Alex Dugas, volunteer

Erik Rehman weeding squash

Emily Irwin, and Erik Rehman both work for ICF

Graham Waugh, a native of New Brunswick,Canada, and part of the UVM Farmer Training program

Assistant Farm Manager Becky Maden plowing the fields

Yael Rhodes and Chris Hessey making bouquets at the nearby Stray Cat Flower Farm

Below: The field's bounty today, during the CSA pick-up: tomatoes, zucchini and baby lettuces

Member Robyn Schenck picking her own flowers

Weighing a lettuce share

Nina DeLeone Mazuzan is really happy about the new tomatoes!

 

 

 

Boston Globe Sunday Magazine Farm To Table Feature

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine "Food Issue" features my photos of an Outstanding In The Field dinner I photographed last September at Pete's Greens in Crafstbury, VT.  The chef was Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood restaurant in Waterbury. We were in a lovely field of  buckwheat  dining on  locally sourced produce, meats, wine and spirits.

Check out more photos in my blogpost from September.

Outstanding in the Field Dinner

I photographed a farm dinner at Pete's Greens in Craftsbury recently.  This was an Outstanding in the Field dinner - they are a wonderful group from Santa Cruz, California who organize al fresco events across the United States showcasing local farms, chefs and foods.  I was there to capture the set-up and preparation, and enjoyed the camaraderie and festive atmosphere of a great dinner prepared by chef Eric Warnstedt and others from Hen of the Wood, in Waterbury.  Fine dining in a field of buckwheat on a beautiful evening in Vermont!

 

Farm to Table TV

Last week I was featured on WCAX, one of Burlington's local television newscasts.  They ran a series about Vermont photographers called "Capturing a Moment". My spot showcased my Farm to Table work and included my good friends at Rockville Market Farm in Starksboro.  We started by photographing egg collecting in the free range chicken coop and then we moved on to the kitchen where Keenann prepared an omelet.  I set up a small studio space in their kitchen to create the final image of the plated omelet.

I really enjoyed the experience with Gina Bullard and Joe Carroll of WCAX and the opportunity to share my work!

Mark Bittman Visits the Intervale

Recently Mark Bittman was here in Vermont at the Burlington Intervale to discuss the Farm to Plate movement and the Intervale Food Hub.  I caught him as he donned an Intervale Center cap – he’s a natural!

For those who may not be familiar with Mr. Bittman's work, he is a food columnist for the New York Times and has written several books on cooking and connections between food, health and the environment.

Here are several links to news stories covering his visit:

NY Times - Making Local Food Real

The Intervale Explorer - Giving Thanks for Local Food

Seven Days - Mark Bittman and Bernie Sanders Visit Burlington Intervale

Burlington Free Press - Bittman takes seat at Intervale round table