Tea time


by Sally Colby

Lori Baker is an engineer by trade but wanted a career change. When she and her husband Bob were ready to pursue their dream of farming, they started with a somewhat unusual crop.

When the Bakers,

Value-added hemp


by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

“Our main goal,” Travis Samuels said, “is in the processing of industrial hemp for hurd and fiber.” Samuels and his cousin Brandon McFarlane are co-owners of ZION Growers, based in St. Johnsbury, VT. Samuels gave an