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11/13 - 14, 18

Sausage and Smoking

This training will cover the two primary methods of producing meat value-added products: sausage making and smoking.

11/28/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

Using ingredients grown on Shelburne Farms, prepare Fire Cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables.

12/4/18 10:00am - 3:00pm

Increasing Efficiency Using Lean Techniques with Ellen Polishuk

Increasing profitability is gained through upping efficiency. But, what does that actually look like on a farm? Come and learn about getting more production with less work by implementing various tools and techniques, including those gleaned from lean farm principles. Topics covered will include: recognizing & reducing waste, maximizing labor input, work flow, organization & decluttering, and “planfulness.”


APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR VENDORS: Buy Local Market during Consumer Night at Vermont Farm Show

Call for vendors for the 8th Annual Winter Buy Local Market to be held during Consumer Night at The Vermont Farm Show on January 30, 2019. The Buy Local Market will present consumers with an ideal opportunity to taste, learn, and buy Vermont agricultural products from across our state in one convenient location. Applications due December 21, 2018.

1/17/19 6:00pm - 5/10/19 7:00pm

UVM Extension Master Gardener Course

Learn to create a healthy, sustainable home landscape & grow your own food! Become a volunteer and teach others environmentally friendly, research-based practices. Course offered online, statewide, non-credit.

1/21 - 25, 19

Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts.

1/30/19 4:00pm - 7:00pm

8th Annual Buy Local Market during Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show

The Winter Buy Local Market begins at 4:00 p.m. and provides Vermont producers the opportunity to engage with customers through local food sales, sampling, and conversation. It also offers customers a unique opportunity to learn about new products and purchase goods from around the state. At the market you’ll find over 50 farmers and producers of local cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables, milk, maple syrup, honey, jams, culinary oils, wine, beer, spirits, wool, jewelry, candles and other handmade crafts as well as ready-to-eat prepared foods such as bacon hot dogs and ice cream cones—the best products Vermont has to offer all under one roof.

2/3/19 4:00pm - 2/9/19 2:00pm

Livestock Profitability School in Vermont

Looking for pasture-based livestock farmers serious about the profitability of their business. Are you ready to look at your livestock business with a fresh perspective, challenge some things you currently do and have the time to explore need ideas? If so, we are bringing the leading livestock profitability business school to Burlington, Vermont.