The VPR Café is a weekly feature that's all about Vermont food and the people who grow it, prepare it and love it.
VPR Cafe: Changing Of The Guard At Half Pint Farm
Ownership of a vegetable farm in Burlington's Intervale has recently changed hands. Although small, Half Pint Farm provides many area restaurants with fresh produce and is known for its colorful stand at The Burlington Farmers Market. While new owners, Emily and Sean Mitchell, continue to provide what customers have come to expect, they've also added some new veggies.
VPR Cafe: New Digs For Distillery And Its Honey-Based Beverages
A Vermont distillery recently moved operations from The Northeast Kingdom to the capitol city and its new location is as sweet as the honey infused in its spirits. Caledonia Spirits , previously in Hardwick, now has a beautiful, new space in Montpelier which also includes a bar and store.
VPR Cafe: You Pick The Price At Chez Mami's Taco Truck
Somewhere on Route 2 at the intersection of rock 'n roll, good intentions and culinary whimsy, is a taco truck making a small difference in the world. No menu, no fixed prices and live music!
VPR Cafe: Vermont Vino Au Naturel
It has taken a while for Vermont wines to get noticed, and the crawl for the state's winemakers has been slow and steady. However, even sub-genres are now being recognized; in particular, natural wine.
VPR Cafe: Animal Welfare Certifications Lead To Grant For South Hero Farm
When it comes to food, we see lots of labels like "all natural," "free range" and others that have no legal definition, are unverified or meaningless. But Health Hero Farm in South Hero is, in fact, certified 100 percent grass-fed and animal welfare approved, and recently received a grant to promote why those certifications matter.
VPR Cafe: Eating On The Cheap
Cheap eats aren't always the best options when it comes to nutrition; however, restaurants do indeed exist where you can find a good, solid, quality meal that's affordable. Those descriptors are part of the criteria for the Seven Days food feature, "Dining on a Dime." In this podcast, we'll hear about some of their recent picks for grabbing a decent bite.