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9/22/16 6:15pm - 10/13/16 9:00pm

Vermont Master Composter Course

LEARN BASICS OF COMPOSTING THROUGH VERMONT MASTER COMPOSTER COURSE

10/2 - 7, 16

Road Scholar Service Learning Trip: Farming and Feeding Vermont

Help Vermont improve access to healthy local food on this impactful service program. Take part in projects at community gardens, farms or non-profits and hear from agricultural experts.

10/2/16

Champlain Orchards Pickin' Party: Round 3

Pickin' apples and pickin' instruments! Live music and pick-your-own at the orchard.

10/4/16 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Grow It! Workshop for Garden Leaders -- Rutland

Learn and share your own stories about compost management in school and community gardens.

10/4/16 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fall Community Composting Forum -- Rutland

Let's talk about community composting!

10/5/16 2:00pm - 10/26/16 4:00pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This October Hunger Free Vermont is hosting a series of 3SquaresVT Basic Trainings across the state. 3SquaresVT, the largest federal nutrition program, provides benefits to approximately 80,000 Vermonters. This training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, network with colleagues from your region, and participate in focused discussions with seasoned advocates. Trainings are two hours long, free, and open to anyone who works with low-income Vermonters.

10/5/16 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Grow It! Workshop for Garden Leaders -- Bakersfield

Learn and share your own stories about compost management in school and community gardens.

10/5/16 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fall Community Composting Forum -- Bakersfield

Let's talk about community composting!

10/8/16

Champlain Orchards Harvest Fest

Sixteenth annual harvest fest at Champlain Orchards: all farming families eat for free!

10/9/16 9:00am - 11:30am

Harvest Run/Walk for Sustainability

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 5th annual 1K/5K down in the Intervale! Romp through farm fields and dirt roads in this family-friendly event to support place-based learning at the Sustainability Academy.

10/9/16 9:00am - 5:00pm

14th Annual Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Orchard

Scott Farm Orchard hosts its annual celebration of heirloom apples, fresh, baked and squeezed! Taste some of our 120 varieties as our orchardist, Zeke, talks about the enlightening history of these unique fruits. Sample hard cider, pick your own apples, and enjoy wood-fired pizza for lunch.

10/9/16 9:00am - 11:30am

5th Annual Harvest Run/Walk for Sustainability

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 5th annual 1K/5K down in the Intervale! Romp through farm fields and dirt roads in this family-friendly event to support place-based learning at the Sustainability Academy.

10/9/16 10:00am - 3:00pm

14th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm

Fall family fun on the farm! Ongoing horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin picking, local music, cider pressing, an organic “Good Food” concession, raffle to benefit NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program, and more!

10/9/16 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cabot Creamery Open Farm Sunday

The farm families who own Cabot Creamery Cooperative are opening their gates to you on Sunday October 9, 2016 to show their appreciation for your support. Each participating farm has planned different activities, such as hayrides, scavenger hunts and games for kids from 11am-2pm. You'll meet neighbors, farm critters and the farmers responsible for the World’s Best Cheddar. And the best part? Sampling Cabot's awarding-winning cheeses!

10/11/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Business and Budget Clinic at UVM Extension office in Berlin (1-866-860-1382)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/12/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in St. Johnsbury (1-800-545-8920)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/12/16 10:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Newport (1-866-260-5561)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/12/16 1:45pm - 3:45pm

Sun to Cheese Tour at Shelburne Farms

Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out!

10/15/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Vermont Land Trust Annual Celebration 2016

The Northeast Kingdom is home to more than 206,000 acres of conserved farms and forestland. Join us for the day to explore a few these special places and learn about cultivating the connection to land from our keynote speaker, Kenneth Holbrook.

10/15/16 9:00am - 10/16/16 4:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO HARD CIDER MAKING

Short intensive and hands on offered by Vermont Tech's Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems

10/16/16

Basic Tractor Skills for Aspiring Women Farmers

Learn ​how ​to ​drive ​and ​operate ​a ​tractor ​safely. ​You'll ​get ​hands-on ​practice ​with ​other ​women ​in ​safe ​operation, ​driving, ​and ​reversing ​around ​corners. ​ ​You'll ​be ​taught ​with ​women ​farm ​owners ​as ​your ​mentors ​so ​that ​you ​gain ​experience ​if ​you ​plan ​to ​work ​on ​a ​farm ​or ​manage ​land ​in ​the ​future. ​ ​

10/16/16 9:00am - 4:00pm

Fermentation Festival

4th Annual Vermont Fermentation Festival October 16th 9am-4pm Green Mountain College in Poultney Tickets $15 at the door, $12 to preregister

10/17/16 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Grow It! Workshop for Garden Leaders -- Orleans

Learn and share your own stories about compost management in school and community gardens.

10/17/16 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fall Community Composting Forum -- Orleans

Let's talk about community composting!

10/18/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Morrisville (1-866-260-5603)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/18/16 9:30am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Middlebury (1-800-956-1125)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet with farmers one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/18/16 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Grow It! Workshop for Garden Leaders -- Woodstock

Learn and share your own stories about compost management in school and community gardens.

10/18/16 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fall Community Composting Forum -- Woodstock

Let's talk about community composting!

10/19/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Business and Budget Clinic at UVM Extension office in Berlin (1-866-860-1382)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/19/16 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Addison County Candidates Forum: Come Talk about Local Food and Farming

This forum brings together farmers, food producers and consumers from Addison County with candidates from their districts running for elected office in November.

10/20/16 9:00am - 10/21/16 1:30pm

Farm to Plate Annual Gathering

The Farm to Plate Annual Gathering is the one time each year when the entire Farm to Plate Network comes together to reflect on what has been accomplished and plan for the challenges that lie ahead implementing Vermont’s food system plan.

10/20/16 10:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in St. Albans (1-800-639-2130)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/22/16

Financing the Working Landscape - FREE CONFERENCE

Come to a FREE day-long conference on the financing opportunities available to businesses and partnerships producing and conserving our state's working lands. Explore grants, loans and other programs that can leverage your business' capital to achieve your mission in producing forest products, farm produce, and value-added food products. Join the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) and Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)

10/23/16 9:00am - 3:30pm

Improving Tractor Skills for Women

Learn how to build your skills and confidence operating a tractor safely and efficiently. You'll get hands-on practice with other women in driving and hitching up implements. You'll be taught with women farm owners as your mentors so that you gain experience to plan ahead for successful farm operation and management.

10/25/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Business and Budget Clinic at UVM Extension office in Bennington (1-800-287-1552)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/25/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Fall Look at Cover Crops Field Day: Farr Farms

Whether farms are large or small, conventional or organic, vegetable or livestock, cover crops have a place on the farm. The University of Vermont Extension and collaborating farmers are hosting a week-long series of field days focused on cover crops.

10/26/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Brattleboro (1-800-278-5480)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/26/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Fall Look at Cover Crops Field Day: Foote Brook Farm

Whether farms are large or small, conventional or organic, vegetable or livestock, cover crops have a place on the farm. The University of Vermont Extension and collaborating farmers are hosting a week-long series of field days focused on cover crops.

10/27/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Brattleboro (1-800-278-5480)

UVM Extension farm business educators meet one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/27/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Fall Look at Cover Crops Field Day: Tour of Farms in St. Albans Bay

Whether farms are large or small, conventional or organic, vegetable or livestock, cover crops have a place on the farm. The University of Vermont Extension and collaborating farmers are hosting a week-long series of field days focused on cover crops.

10/28/16 9:00am - 2:30pm

Farm Finance and Budget Clinics at UVM Extension office in Rutland (1-800-281-6977)

UVM Extension farm business educators meeting one-on-one with farmers on their finances.

10/28/16 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A Fall Look at Cover Crops Field Day: Borderview Research Farm

Whether farms are large or small, conventional or organic, vegetable or livestock, cover crops have a place on the farm. The University of Vermont Extension and collaborating farmers are hosting a week-long series of field days focused on cover crops.