Dr. Samantha Mosier recently returned from a trip to Vermont and Montreal where she was continuing research on sustainable food and agriculture policy. While in Vermont, she visited Ben and Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, VT twice, ate nationally ranked apple cider donuts from Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and enjoyed food and brews from Prohibition Pig, which specializing in local, sustainable food.
She also had the pleasure of visiting Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT. The farm is a 1,400 acre non-profit working farms that educates the public and school children on sustainable agriculture including the use of manure for agriculture.
Heading across the border, she enjoyed a scaled-up version of poutine, toured and ate at Jean-Talon market, and visited Mount Royal Mount Royal Sustainability
Dr. Mosier completed her trip with a tour of the Biosphere. The Biosphere, once the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, is an environmental museum. Dr. Mosier enjoyed running on the hamster wheel to generate energy and burn off the calories from the poutine.
*Poutine – According to Wikipedia, “a Canadian dish, originating in the province of Quebec, made with french fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce.” Gravy like? This could explain a few things about Dr. David Romano.