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Follow organic dairy farmer Jonathan Gates as he reports weekly from his Vermont family farm. Howmars Farm is a certified organic dairy farm, one of many Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative farmer members who supply the milk that goes into making Stonyfield's yogurts and smoothies. The entire family pitches in on this third-generation farm. Check out some of the happenings on his farm and post your comments. Jonathan loves to get feedback from readers.

Watching the maple sugaring process up close

In this video from Jonathan Gates, taken in early April, we get to see how the sap from his large stand of sugar maples gets turned into the wonderful maple syrup for which Vermont is known.  Here the storage tank is emptying into the pan where the sap will be tested for sweetness and boiled down into syrup.

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