Orly Munzing

Zuckerman: The leader we need

Voting has begun for the August primary, and I'm supporting David Zuckerman for governor.

For more than two decades, I have been actively involved in the local food movement. I have worked with farmers, local businesses, tourist organizations, and marketing teams to create connections that build our rural economy while creating opportunities for those who want to farm and grow healthy food right here in Vermont.

I have met and worked with David, our current lieutenant governor, on many initiatives, and he is the leader we need to further expand these connections.

In June, I joined him for a roundtable conversation on the future of agriculture here in Vermont. Roger Allbee, former Vermont secretary of agriculture, and Clark Hinsdale, former president of the Vermont Farm Bureau, were also part of this discussion.

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Culinary workers get careers off on the right foot with help from the community

As reported in The Commons, 11 people aspiring to culinary careers successfully completed the Strolling of the Heifers Farm-to-Plate apprenticeship program and are about to begin new jobs at local food businesses. We would like to be sure that all of the partners who made this possible are given...

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Strolling of the Heifers grateful for massive effort

Strolling of the Heifers appreciates the help of a very energetic crew of Green Mountain RSVP volunteers, some from the Samuel Elliot Apartments and some from Melrose Terrace, who gathered on Oct. 25 to help fold, stuff, address, and stamp almost 4,000 mailing pieces for our annual mailings to...

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Stroll is pleased to be affiliated with WRCC

In the summers of 2009 and 2010, Strolling of the Heifers conducted successful summer programs that placed young people in six-week full-time internships on southeast Vermont farms. These programs benefited farmers and youth alike: they provided much-needed summertime help for farmers, and they provided the participating youth with an introduction to farming as a career, a paying summer position in a difficult jobs market, and coaching on employment skills, money management, and personal responsibility. We're very pleased that this program...

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