Kingdom's Bounty: A Sustainable, Eclectic, Edible Guide to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

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This guide to the wildest and woolliest parts of Vermont introduces the energetic, committed, ideas-a-popping people that are bringing the Kingdom into a new era of glory, with a starting philosophy of preserving a community's rural identity and lifestyle, green spaces, and rich food culture, with delicious dairy, fine cheeses, gourmet beers, syrups, honeys, and much more.

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Overview

This guide to the wildest and woolliest parts of Vermont introduces the energetic, committed, ideas-a-popping people that are bringing the Kingdom into a new era of glory, with a starting philosophy of preserving a community's rural identity and lifestyle, green spaces, and rich food culture, with delicious dairy, fine cheeses, gourmet beers, syrups, honeys, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884167423
  • Publisher: Umbrage Editions
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,403,351
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben: Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming and alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" and Time magazine described him as "the world's best green journalist. In 2009 he led the organization of 350.org , which coordinated what Foreign Policy magazine called "the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind," with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. The magazine named him to its inaugural list of the 100 most important global thinkers, and MSN named him one of the dozen most influential men of 2009.

McKibben is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine.

McKibben's books include eaarth, The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, Maybe One, Wandering Home, and many more.

McKibben has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He has honorary degrees from Green Mountain College, Unity College, Lebanon Valley College and Sterling College.

McKibben currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie, who was born in 1993, in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.
Bethany Dunbar: Bethany M. Dunbar of West Glover is co-editor of The Chronicle, the weekly newspaper of Orleans County, Vermont. She has contributed to New England Country Folks, Burlington Free Press, Vermont Business Magazine, and other Vermont publications. She is current President of the Vermont Press Association and has produced political debates and forums and served as moderator for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce televised Republican primary debate in 2006. Awards for her articles, photographs and editorials include First Place Editorial Writer from the New England Press Association; two NEPA awards for photographs; and Third Place Reporting on Religious Issues from the New England Press Association.
Nan Richardson: Nan Richardson has worked as an editor, writer, and curator for over twenty years, on nearly two hundred book titles. She has written for a variety of periodicals including The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Boston Review of Books, Stern, Granta, The Massachusetts Review, Allure, Interview, Art News, Artforum, Art & Auction, Art and Antiques, Art in America, Journal of Art, and Mother Jones. She is the former editor of Aperture and has lectured and taught widely on photography and bookmaking.

Richardson has also curated a number of photographic exhibitions, often in conjunction with publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Table of Contents

The Keys to the Kingdom Nan Richardson 8

Introduction Bill McKibben 11

On Finding Food That Satisfies Bethany M. Dunbar 12

Guided Tours Beer, Ice Cider, and Cheese 16

September Foliage 17

March Maple and Ski 18

August Farm 19

Features Bonnieview 20

Butterworks Farm 22

Chapuis 24

Claire's Restaurant 28

Couture's 30

Deep Mountain Maple 32

Echo Hill 36

Eden Ice Cider 38

Emergo 40

Farmers' Markets 44

Farm and Forest 46

Four Winds Farm 48

Good Life 50

Highland Cattle 56

Hill Farmstead 58

Jasper Hill 60

Jay Peak 62

Kingdom Creamery 64

Lazy Lady 66

The Meyer Family Business 68

Mountain Foot 72

Mountain View 74

Orleans and Caledonia County Fairs 78

Parker Pie 80

Pea & View 82

Pete's Greens 86

Ploughgate Creamery 88

Quimby Country 90

Rabbit Hill Inn 92

Tamarlane and Freighthouse 96

Taylor's Maple 98

Too Little Farm 104

Listings 111

Seasonal Highlights 112

Geology 121

Websites 124

Bios & Acknowledgments 127

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