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Vermont’s Fat Toad Farm Wins $25,000 FedEx Grant

It’s a sweet victory for caramel-makers Fat Toad Farm: a $25,000 grant from FedEx.On Tuesday, FedEx announced the Brookfield, Vermont-based small business is the winner of the second-annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. The 7-year-old family-run business makes fresh-off-the-farm goat’s milk caramel sauce, similar to dolce de leche.The contest , which kicked off in early January, required small businesses to get as many votes as possible. Fat Toad Farm co-owner Judith Irving says she harnessed the power of social media to increase votes.“I shared it on our Facebook and Twitter, and friends of friends’ Facebooks,” says Irving. “My mother voted a lot!”From there, Irving says Fat Toad made it to the next round, which narrowed the competition to 100 small businesses. For that level of competition, Irving says the Fat Toad team wrote an essay on community involvement. They are founding members of a local co-op focused on sustainable farming, and they also help recent-immigrant farmers ...

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  1. 'Toad Smoking' Uses Venom From Angry Amphibian to Get High

    Law enforcement authorities have discovered that people are willing to go to great lengths to get high, including a troubling new method that features a frightened t...

  2. New Bar Promotion: Bag a Toad , Drink a Beer

    Australia's not just a land of 'roos. It's also a country where an oil can of Foster's and a toad go hand in hand.Just bring a cane toad into Tom Hedley's Red Beret ...

  3. Man, Toad Arrested in Drug Bust

    Missouri police made a peculiar drug bust this week when they caught a man with a toad he allegedly used to get high, KMBC-TV in Kansas City reported Tuesday.David T...

  4. Brand-New Lizard, Toad , Opossum Found in Brazil

    A legless lizard, knobby horned toad and mini-woodpecker have come out of hiding in Brazil, where scientists recently spotted the basket of probable new species.With...

  5. Scientists Find 'Devil Toad' Fossil

    A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago — intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fo...

  6. New York on Alert After Toad Venom Aphrodisiac Kills Man

    Health officials are warning New Yorkers to stay away from an illegal aphrodisiac made from toad venom after the product apparently killed a man.The city's poison co...

  7. Thief on Motorcycle Tripped Up by Toad

    Stop that thief. Ribbit.Australian police say a motorcyclist they were chasing north of Brisbane went flying after he struck a cane toad and lost control of the bike...

  8. Chinese toad found in candlestick in shipment to South Africa to settle in animal sanctuary

    They say cats have nine lives. Now a Chinese toad has joined that reputed club of wily survivors.South Africans are marveling at the endurance of a toad that got tra...

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    Impact of weather and ocean depths

  10. Flight 370 plunging into Indian Ocean a premature claim?

    British company provided satellite data that led to new developments

  11. Flight 370: How to find a plane miles beneath the ocean

    Advanced technology could aid the search for the missing plane

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    Potential ping from plane's black box has searchers hopeful

  2. Bizarre sighting: Toad swallows a bat whole

    What's the matter, bat got your tongue?A park ranger in northwest Peru got a surprise when he encountered a toad with something in its mouth. This something happened...

  3. Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin split-up

    The Hollywood and Vine panel weighs in on Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Elliot.

  4. Toad Suckers: Not Just an Urban Myth

    Humans will do pretty much anything. As evidence of this truth, look at toad sucking. This is not a metaphor. Toad sucking is a real activity, not an urban myth. It ...

  5. Beaked Frog and Ruby-Eyed Toad Discovered in Columbia

    A trio of amphibians -- including a toad with ruby eyes, another with a long beak and a penchant for taking cover on dead leaves, and a frog sporting "racing stripes...

  6. Dog Dies After Encounter With Toxic 'Bufo' Toad

    Curiosity killed the… dog? Residents in South Florida are being warned to keep their pets away from the toxic Bufo toad, found in many backyards.Mary Ann Lethbridge ...

  7. Australia Recruiting Tourists as Toad Killers

    Tourists will have the chance to take part in toad-killing safaris, under a shock new plan to lure tourists to Australia , The Northern Territory News reported in it...

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