Meet Jordan Finkelstein, Vermont Sail Freight Project’s First Mate

      In August, we spoke with Erik Andrus to learn about his mission as project director at the Vermont Sail Freight Project. First mate Jordan Finkelstein, a recent Binghamton grad, came on board earlier this year to help build Ceres, their handmade boat. We spoke with him to learn more about his interest and work with the Vermont Sail Freight Project.

      Here’s to Apples: Ice Cider and Vermont’s Second Annual Ice Wine Festival

      When Eleanor and Albert Leger’s kids went off to college, the duo bought a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and set about making a relatively new drink: ice cider. Unlike it’s cousins ice wine and applejack, ice cider has been around fewer than two decades. The sweet, apple-based drink was invented in Canada, where frigid temperatures make easy work of freezing the apple juice that serves as the base for the cider.