Tag: Vermont

Meet Jordan Finkelstein, Vermont Sail Freight Project’s First Mate

In August, we spoke with Erik Andrus to learn about his mission as project director at the Vermont Sail Freight Project. First mate Jordan Finkelstein, a recent Binghamton grad, came on board earlier this year to help build Ceres, their handmade boat. We spoke with him to learn more about his interest and work with the Vermont Sail Freight Project.

“Vermont Sail Freight” Project Hoists Anchor

At the end of September, Erik Andrus will take his handmade sailing barge on a 10-day journey down the Hudson River to deliver Vermont potatoes, apples, maple syrup and the like to hungry New Yorkers, an event that will be remarkable only because this is 2013.

Here’s to Apples: Ice Cider and Vermont’s Second Annual Ice Wine Festival

When Eleanor and Albert Leger’s kids went off to college, the duo bought a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and set about making a relatively new drink: ice cider. Unlike it’s cousins ice wine and applejack, ice cider has been around fewer than two decades. The sweet, apple-based drink was invented in Canada, where frigid temperatures make easy work of freezing the apple juice that serves as the base for the cider.