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1/30 - 2/12/17

We ♥ Local Cornmeal Recipe Contest

City Market, Onion River Co-op is all about celebrating local cornmeal this winter, and what better way than to challenge you to a local cornmeal recipe contest? Did you know, cornmeal can be used for so much more than just cornbread? Get creative (experiment with savory and sweet!) and you could win fabulous prizes! Enter your recipe between January 30 – February 12 for your chance to win. The top 3 recipes will be sampled and voted on by the public in the store on Friday, February 24 and at the Burlington Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, February 25.

1/30/17 7:30am - 2/3/17 5:00pm

The Art and Science of Brewing

Icons in the craft brewing revolution, Anders Kissmeyer and Jan Paul, are coming to Sterling College to teach the "The Art and Science of Brewing". The class will allow ample one-on-one time with these acclaimed brewmasters and entrepreneurs, and will prepare both ambitious home-brewers and aspiring craft beer impresarios to radically rethink their beers.

1/31 - 2/2/17

Vermont Farm Show

For agricultural professionals and rural homeowners, the Vermont Farm Show is still the best opportunity to meet with vendors, preview products and machinery, attend trade association meetings, seminars and network within the greater agricultural community all under the same roof.

2/2/17 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Local Motive: Part 3 Distribution

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

2/4/17 11:30am - 1:30pm

Grow Your Own Bread Baking Workshop

Bread baking workshop with Charlie Emers of Patchwork Bakery

2/7/17 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Information Session

Register for the Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Information Session Webinar on February 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM: http://bit.ly/scbgpwebinar17.

2/9/17 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Local Motive: Part 4 Farm to Institution

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

2/16/17 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Local Motive: Part 5 The Consumer

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

2/18/17 8:30am - 2/20/17 4:00pm

NOFA-VT 35th Annual Winter Conference

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has attracted two international giants in the food and farming world to speak at the 35th annual winter conference on February 18-20 at University of Vermont. Dr. Fernando Funes Monzote, of Cuba, and Dr. Vandana Shiva, of India, will both bring a message of resilience, hope, and the power of people to make slow—but radical—change.

2/21/17

Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference

The 2017 Vermont Dairy Producer’s Conference is scheduled for February 21, 2017 at the Sheraton-Burlington Conference Center

2/22/17 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

The USDA State Technical Committee (STC) provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to NRCS. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations. The next meeting is March 22 at the NRCS State Office. The meeting is open to the public

2/22/17 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Dish: Vermont Culinary Traditions

Vermont is nationally known for its strong food and farm heritage, dating back thousands of years. In this Dish discussion, we’ll explore the ways that our production of dairy products, maple syrup, and fruits and vegetables are similar to earlier times, as well as some recent innovations that are quite different. We’ll dive into Vermont’s culinary traditions to learn about the way people cooked and ate over the centuries, from indigenous Abenaki to European settlers. We’ll also learn what Vermonters are doing today to keep that culinary history alive, and how they are forging new traditions.

2/22/17 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Groundswell: Community Conversations about Land Use, Livelihood, Food, and the Future of Vermont

At Groundswell, Rural Vermont will present a vision and encourage dialogue about a just transition to a regenerative agriculture in Vermont that meets the needs of farmer, eater, soil, environment, and community alike. The community conversation will be punctuated by a light dinner, live music by Doug Perkins, and social time. Farmer and childcare stipends available. Join Rural Vermont, local host Lindsay Harris of Mountain Home Farm, friends and neighbors at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Feb 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm. RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org.

2/23/17 9:00am - 2:30pm

A Day of Dialogue for Vermont Brewers of All Sizes

State agencies are teaming up to ensure that Vermont brewers continue to brew up delicious beer and strong business this year instead of unwanted environmental violations.

2/23/17 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Local Motive: Part 6 Waste

Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn't always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.

2/25/17 9:30am - 3:00pm

From the Ground Up: Farm, Food , Community

Second day long convening at Manchester Community Library to provide the Northshire Food Shed with updates and to work on community asset mapping. Keynotes from Jake Claro, VSJF and author Philip Ackerman-Leist. Organized by MCLibrary, Northshire Grows and Someday Farm.

3/1/17 6:00pm - 8:00pm

9th Annual Taste of the Kingdom

Please join Green Mountain Farm-to-School for a fun evening of sampling custom-created, seasonally inspired small plates prepared by the Northeast Kingdom's top chefs, as well as a selection of fine, local desserts, wine, craft beer, spirits, and cider.