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4/3/14 9:00am - 4:00pm

8th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Pay Dirt: Organics Diversion Goes Mainstream

4/3/14 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Revolutionary Chef and Restaurateur Alice Waters to Speak at Sterling College

UPDATE Due to overwhelming demand, the Alice Waters lecture at Sterling College on April 3 is now completely full. If you haven’t gotten an email from Sterling College with a ticket to the Alice Waters event, there will be no seating available. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope you will join us for more exciting events in the months to come.

4/4/14 8:30am - 12:30pm

Navigating Federal Laws on Farm Labor

Is your farm in compliance with federal payroll requirements? Please join us for this workshop...

4/5/14 9:00am - 3:00pm

8th LEAP Energy Fair

One of the largest energy fairs in Vermont! LEAP's (Local Energy Action Partnerships) mission is to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources, and to engage our community in reducing carbon emissions in Waterbury, Vermont and the surrounding area.

4/6/14 9:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction To Sheep Management

This is a class for beginners that will cover all aspects of sheep and goat production. If you are thinking of getting into the sheep or goat business, or have recently taken the plunge and now know what questions to ask, this class is for you. Go to Vtsheepandgoat.org for details about this and other classes in the series.

4/7/14 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Revolutionizing the Lunch Line: How institutions are reimagining their food systems

In the fourth and final Campus Food and Energy Seminar, our panelists will discuss sustainability trends they are seeing across institutions.

4/7/14 4:00pm - 7:00pm

2014 Spring Grow It! Workshop

Aldrich Public Library

4/7/14 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Debating Localvorism

An exciting debate between two environmental enthusiasts at Champlain College and part of the "Food, Glorious Food!" series!

4/9/14 9:00am - 4:00pm

2014 Spring Grow It! Workshop @ Food Connects Farm to School Conference

SIT World Learning

4/9/14 9:00am - 4:00pm

5th Annual Farm to School Conference (Windham County)

Join us for the 5th Annual Farm to School Conference in Windham County!

4/11/14 4:30pm - 7:00pm

An Evening of Artful Eating and Gardening

Meet Ed Behr, author of 50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste and The Art of Eating, and VCGN board member Ellen Ecker Odgen, garden designer and author of the Complete Kitchen Garden, enjoy 50 Foods-inspired refreshments by Sugarsnap, and learn about tablescaping with Gardener’s Supply experts. Delicious refreshments and cash bar.

4/12/14 9:00am - 4/13/14 4:00pm

Made in Vermont Marketplace

The Made in Vermont Marketplace is the only trade show in Vermont that showcases the wide variety of quality products made right here in the Green Mountains. The trade show offers attendees an opportunity to browse and purchase the many fine food, furniture, crafts and products made here in Vermont, as well as meet the talented producers who create them.

4/12/14 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The New Horse-Powered Farm - FREE Talk at Shelburne Farms

Attend this free talk from local draft horse farming expert and author Stephen Leslie at the Shelburne Farms Education Center on Saturday, April 12 @ 6:30pm.

4/16/14 9:00am - 12:00pm

Make the Most of That Smartphone: Using Mobile Devices More Effectively

How to turn your smartphone or tablet into a business asset instead of a distraction.

4/18/14 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sunflowers & Canola to Fuel: Dairy Becomes Biodiesel Production Facility WEBINAR

Are you looking to stabilize rising fuel and energy costs on your farm or homestead? Are you seeking more sustainable sources of energy? Check out this sustainable farm energy virtual tour at Borderview Farm in Alburgh, VT

4/21/14 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sustainable Cook-off Fundraiser at UVM

Chefs from each dining hall on campus partner with a student club and together make one dish per team that showcases the chef’s talents and dedication to sustainable food!

4/24/14 10:00am - 5/4/14 10:00pm

Vermont Restaurant Week!

From April 25-May 4, 2014, 80+ restaurants will offer special, prix-fixe menus showcasing their chefs’ greatest dishes. Those menus will feature three-course dinners (e.g. appetizer, entreé and dessert) priced at $15, $25 or $35 per person. Select restaurants offer discounted lunches that are usually $10 or less. The week also includes a special calendar of special, food-themed events.

4/24/14 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Webinar: On-Farm Slaughter in Vermont

UVM Extension will be hosting a webinar for producers of beef, pigs, sheep and goats to discuss opportunities for on-farm slaughter. Randy Quenneville, Meat Programs Chief with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, will present details on current legislation and exemptions and how producers interested in on-farm slaughter should move forward. The webinar will feature a presentation followed by questions and answers.

4/24/14 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sweet Start Smackdown

2014 Vermont Restaurant Weeks kick-off event where pastry chefs from all over the state compete!

4/25/14 9:00am - 4/27/14 6:00pm

48th Vermont Maple Festival

Come to downtown St. Albans for maple treats, maple learning, and maple fun to celebrate the 48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival!

4/27/14 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Foodie Flick: Tampopo

Come see Tampopo, arguably the finest film by the late master director Juzo Itami, uses an unconventional story structure to celebrate, question, and marvel at all things gustatory. If you ever wanted to know how to make the perfect bowl of ramen, or what you should eat when you’re trapped in a yakuza shootout, Tampopo can help. It is also guaranteed to make you hungry.

4/29/14 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Culinary Pub Quiz

Compete for prizes in seven rounds of foodie trivia hosted by Seven Days and Top Hat Entertainment!

4/30/14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Farm to Bottle

Join a pair of drinks producers — and the farmers that supply them — as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of Vermont’s growing beer, wine, cider and spirits industries!