Simple Pleasures

Grafton Village Cheese

Cheese making has long been a part of Vermont life. In 1892, the Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company was founded by dairy farmers who would turn their surplus milk into cheese. After fire destroyed the facility in 1912, the Windham Foundation restored the company and...

New England Legends

Just in time for Halloween, Legend Hunter Jeff Belanger is back, with a look at some of New England’s most eccentric residents… including one who thought he could weigh a man’s...

Enfield, MA Bicentennial

In 1938 the people of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott, Massachusetts—and several nearby villages—were forced to leave their homes, farms and businesses to allow the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir to provide clean water for the growing city of Boston. The...

Making It Here: Atkins Farms Country Market

What started as thirteen Macintosh apple trees more than 100 years ago has grown into a full-service, one-stop shopping destination. Not only is Atkins Farms Country Market in South Amherst known for locally grown apples and produce, it’s also known for friendly...

CISA: Appalachian Naturals

Tomatoes are just one of the many local agricultural products Appalachian Naturals uses in their sauces, dips, mustards and salsas. The Company, located in Goshen, is committed to being a small part of how consumers can eat locally year round, without compromising...

Making It Here: Chapley Gardens

Since the late 70’s, Chapley Gardens has been a small oasis in Deerfield, housing an exotic array of plants in their water gardens for their loyal customers. Producer Tony Dunne and Videographer Mark Langevin stopped by the gardens this past summer for a tour from...

CISA: Dairy Farms

Do you know how many gallons of milk a cow produces in one day or perhaps how many pounds of milk are needed to make one pound of cheese? With June being National Dairy month, CISA Executive Director Phil Korman visits two local dairy farms to talk with the farmers...

Making It Here: Behrens Boards

Nick & Kory Behrens grew up around wood; their father is a woodworker and builds custom homes. The brothers took that foundation and turned it into a business, Behrens Boards, hand-crafting kitchen cutting boards in the basement of their parents’ home. The pair...