Rutland year-round farmer’s market a success

Rutland is one of just a few communities in Vermont to have a year-round farmers’ market. The city’s indoor winter market debuted in November and, as VPR’s Nina Keck reports, local organizers are thrilled with its success.

Farmers worry about federal crackdown on immigrant workforce

The 2,000 immigrant workers on Vermont dairy farms have always had a risky job. Many of the dairy workers are here illegally, and they can be deported if caught by federal authorities. But now the farmers who hire them are also worried. Federal officials have vowed to crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegal labor.

VPR Evening News October 8th, 2007

A new report says most elements of the Vermont economy performed strongly during the first quarter of the new fiscal year; Warm weather, beautiful foliage and a three-day weekend added up to big business this weekend; A new state authority says Vermont can meet the goal of bringing broadband to all Vermonters in just over three years; New CEO appointed at Champlain Housing Trust; Rutland gets ready for a year-round Farmer’s Market.