I just finished reading this marvelous story on NPR about Farm to Ballet, the brainchild of dancer and Vermont native Chatch Pregger. The dance performances, held on farms across the state and set to classical ballets like "Swan Lake", are meant to depict the life of a farm from Spring to Fall, the choreography evoking planting, irrigating, harvesting. During the dance the farmer also takes a moment away from the crops to work with the animals and celebrate their contributions. The production ends with a celebratory farm share pick-up scene before the geese fly back for winter. What a wonderful thing to celebrate farming this way, and also bring ballet to such an unlikely setting. The last shows will be this weekend in Barnard and Essex Junction. Read more about the project.
Just love this video from Pizza Pi VI, the floating pizza parlor anchored off the coast of St. Thomas in Christmas Cove. Founded by couple Alexander and Tara Bouis who spent the last eight years crewing charter cats in the islands (she as the chef, he as the captain), Pizza Pi takes the food truck concept to the water. Customers can tie up their boats along side or call in their order via VHF Radio or the phone, then swing by to pick up their pizza via dinghy. For a flavor combo you'll likely only find in the islands, order the "Rasta Mon," topped with red coconut curry sauce, flaked coconut, snap peas, red bell peppers and fresh mango.