There’s an old camp game in which the kids call out “What time is it, Mr. Fox?” The person who is the “fox” calls out a time. The group gets to take that many steps but each individual can decide if they take big steps or little steps. When they get close, the Fox calls...
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At Aunt Dot’s Place, a local food shelf in Essex, we don’t let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. Volunteers pick up produce weekly from local grocery stores, and then sort out the bad apples, potatoes, oranges, assorted veggies, berries, etc. which they throw into green compost buckets.Chris from Mullamore Farms in Jeffersonville picks...
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Supposedly Marie Anoinette, the Queen Consort married to Louis XVI during the time of the French Revolution, said of the poor during a time of hunger “Let them eat cake” which was literally “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”. Brioche was an expensive cake-type bread made with flour, butter, and eggs. There is no evidence that...
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Did you know that there are 20,000 food insecure people in Chittenden County? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, this means that 20,000 people in our area “sometimes run out of money to buy food or run out of food before they get money.” In other words, they are “unable to consistently access or afford food”.Two...
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Some people think that the word “April” was based on the Latin word that meant “to open”, referring to the opening of buds and leaves. What if this April, you opened your heart to the needs of the working poor in Essex, people who are trying to make it on minimum wage, and sometimes have...
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