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2/1 - 14, 16

City Market's We ♥ Local Parnsips Recipe Contest

We’re all about celebrating the under-appreciated parsnip this winter, and what better way than to challenge you to a local parsnip recipe contest?

2/4/16 9:00am - 11:00am

Middlebury Regional Grower Meeting, Hosted by ACORN

All Addison County farmers and growers are invited! Learn about new market opportunities, discuss potential collaboration ideas, network and more!

2/5/16 4:00pm - 8:30pm

In Good Taste

Sample LOCAL creative culinary delights, handcrafted beer, wine and delicious spirits.

2/11/16 8:30am - 10:30am

Alternative Financing Resources For Your Business - FREE Workshop

How do you know you have the right kind of funding for your business needs?

2/11/16 9:00am - 2/12/16 5:00pm

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of ‘The Art of Natural Cheesemaking’, David Asher.

2/11/16 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Information Session

Register for Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Information Session Webinar on February 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST at http://bit.ly/webinar0216.

2/13 - 15, 16

NOFA Vermont's 34th Annual Winter Conference: Our Soil Our Health

The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join us—and 1,200 of your fellow organic food enthusiasts —for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building.

2/16/16 8:00am - 2/17/16 5:00pm

"Innovation Engineering Experience" for VT Working Lands Companies

Spend two days Working on Your Business and Taking Action on Ideas for more profitable new Products or Services, new Business Models, new Marketing Messages or new Processes.

2/16/16 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Barry Estabrook: Of Hogs and Humans

Barry Estabrook, James Beard Award-winning journalist, author, and former contributing editor at Gourmet Magazine, speaks at the University of Vermont.

2/22/16 8:00am - 2/24/16 4:00am

Artificial Insemination of Dairy Cattle & Reproductive Management - Short Course

This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

2/22/16 8:00am - 4:30pm

Vermont Climate Economy Summit: Ideas to Action

The Vermont Council on Rural Development is leading the VT Climate Change Economy Initiative with the premise that confronting climate change through innovative economic development can be a competitive strategy, one that will build national reputation, create jobs, and attract youth and entrepreneurism.

2/22/16 9:00am - 4:00pm

Winter Greenhouse Growing Cold Climates

This course looks at innovative, cutting edge practices being used to grow year-round in cold climates like Vermont. The course is perfect for commercial growers, gardeners, and novice entrepreneurs.

2/22/16 9:00am - 2/28/16 4:00pm

Meat Cutting Certificate: Butchering Basics (Short Course)

This 7 day course will send you on your way toward being a successful butcher! This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech

2/23/16 8:00am - 4:00pm

Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference

The 17th Annual Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference provides an opportunity to network with members of the dairy industry as well as hear from speakers on a variety of topics including genomics and technology, navigating sustainability, how to attract and retain the best employees, and more.

2/23/16 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Vermont Food Investors Network/Milk Money Vermont Investors Event

Milk Money Vermont and Vermont Food Investors Network are co-hosting an event for anyone who wants to learn more about investing local and supporting our Vermont entrepreneurs. Join us for an evening of education and networking.

2/24/16

Rural Vermont Hosts Small Farm Advocacy Day at the Statehouse

The legislative session is getting underway, and now is the time to stand up and speak out about the issues impacting your farm or your table! Join Rural Vermont at Small Farm Advocacy Days to get briefed on food & farm issues, gain some "tricks of the trade" for effective advocacy, and have the opportunity to meet with your legislators.

2/24/16

8th Annual Taste of the Kingdom

Join us for a celebration of local eats, drinks, and neighborly neighbors.

2/24/16 9:00am - 2/25/16 4:00pm

Best Practices for Greenhouse Production (Short Course)

Students will walk away with the skills needed to efficiently and effectively log greenhouse health information and implement management practices. This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech

2/24/16 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Free Employment Law Workshop and Internship Fair for Farms and Small Businesses at Sterling College

Farms and small businesses are often interested in hiring employees and interns, but can get confused as to how to stay compliant with state and federal laws and regulations. To address these concerns, Sterling College is hosting a free employment law workshop. The workshop is tailored to farms and food-based businesses who are new to hiring employees, but any small business is welcome to attend.

2/25/16 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Innovative Collaborations in the Hospitality Sector to Increase Food Recovery

The webinar will hear from three speakers that work in the hospitality and/or restaurant space who will share their insights on successful collaborations and approaches promoting sustainable food management, food recovery for donation, and the unique partnerships they have built in their communities.

2/26/16 8:00am - 4:00pm

Nutrition Concepts for the Everyday Cattle Feeder (Short Course)

feeding strategies that maximize milk component production This course is offered by Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems, Vermont Tech.

2/26/16 10:30am - 3:30pm

Transferring the Farm Workshop

A Workshop to Help Farm Families Minimize Farm Business Succession Risk by Addressing Estate Planning, Business Structures, and Developing Plans to Move Your Farm to the Next Generation.

2/28/16 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Free Movie: Vanishing of the Bees

This 2009 documentary investigates a worldwide collapsing of honeybee colonies. We're showing the film as part of a food and agricultural movie series co-hosted by the Morrisville Food Co-op & Salvation Farms. Bring your own low-back seats, pillows, and snacks!