US (VT): How Vermont farmers will feed local demand this winter

Consumer demand is driving farmers to grow and sell more produce, even as the days grow shorter and colder.

It's the day before Thanksgiving at Walker Farm in Dummerston; the final day of the season and the employees are saying goodbye to their regular customers.

This used to be the time of year farm co-owner Jack Manix would be winding down, and looking forward to at least a month or two away from the long days of farm labor.

But Manix says a growing interest in local food, and advances in technology and storage techniques, have allowed him to extend the year at Walker Farm.

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