People lick their fingers to open produce bags at the grocery store? Ick. I do a variant of this trick in Dished: Grocery worker shows how to open a produce bag when wearing a mask (VIDEO). “The easiest way to open the pesky bags is to lick your fingers so the two sides don’t stick together. With mandatory mask orders in effect across the country, the task has become impossible. It’s also not the best course of action when a virus that spreads through respiratory droplets is circulating.”
The state of Vermont has launched a new online database of farm stands. “A new on-line directory of Vermont farm stands is now available on the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) website to help facilitate connections between the producers and consumers of local Vermont products, and to support Vermont shoppers in making informed decisions about their food purchases. Utilizing recent data collected in a 2015 farm stand survey conducted by the VAAFM’s Food System team, the new farm stand directory will allow consumers to search for farm stands by name, location, season, product, organic/non-organic certification, pick your own, and EBT availability. The new directory also includes a map feature that will allow consumers to search for farm stands in a particular area.” Looks like there are about 100 farm stands scattered over Vermont.