As we come to the close of the year, we are reflecting on the challenges and success of the last growing season. It was a wonderful year in the Champlain Islands- with the bustling Champlain Islands Farmers' Markets; farm stands overloaded with fresh vegetables and fruits, locally raised meat, raw milk, local yarns and more; farm dinners and tasting events; pick-your-own apples, raspberries, and blueberries; bike tours; open studios and galleries; musical events; and great food being served by our local restaurants. We are grateful for the partnerships that have been created and fostered through the work of the Lake Champlain Islands Agriculture Network, and are excited to look forward to 2015 together. Thank you to our community, our amazing partners, our hard-working farmers, our innovative food entrepreneurs, our volunteers, our teachers, and the amazing land we all live on here in the Islands. Cheers to a great year!