17: Nancy & Walter Warner of The Potlicker Kitchen

Nancy Warner was, in her words, so addicted to canning and making jam, that her obsession grew from a home-jamming setup to a commercial kitchen serving supermarkets and specialty grocery stores across the country. Join us for a mouth-watering conversation about beer jellies and more traditional flavors, and get...

16: Kate MacLean, Longest Acres Farm

Kate and her husband Nick of Longest Acres Farm in Chelsea have a familiar farmer story. Tired of working in office jobs, they visited Kate’s farming cousin in the country and fell in love with the lifestyle of hard work, fresh air, and a direct connection with animals and...

14: Neil FitzGerald, Homebrewer

Neil FitzGerald started out in his homebrew pursuits the way many people do: with recipes and techniques he learned among friends. After a couple of decades, he decided to upgrade to all-grain brewing in a dedicated kitchen in his basement. We discuss Neil’s evolution as a homebrewer and his...

12: Ben DeFlorio, Photographer

Ben DeFlorio is a self-trained photographer who grew up in central Vermont. Although he slid into a career as a photographer gradually, Ben has honed his craft and his personal style over the past five years, and is now in high demand for weddings, senior and professional portraits, as...

11: Jessamyn West, Moss enthusiast

Librarian Jessamyn West is many things: a community technologist, an author, a sought-after speaker for library and technology conferences, a university instructor. In other words, she helps people use technology to access information and solve problems. In this episode, we discuss Jessamyn’s offline hobbies: taking walks in the woods,...

10: Bent Hill Brewery – Unusual flavors, uncompromising taste

Mike Czok brings unusual flavor combinations to the Vermont beer scene. From coconut chili porter to cherry graham cracker and blood orange IPA, Mike’s not afraid to step boldly into experimental territory in his quest for great-tasting beer. But shock value isn’t what he’s after. As Mike says in...

9: Becca Webb of Two Potters – Tradition, beauty, and function

Becca and Nathan have formed a strong partnership in their pottery business. It’s not just in their roles as married co-owners, but also by involving friends and neighbors in the complex and taxing process of wood firing a 30-foot kiln. Join me and Becca for a conversation about this...