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7/24/17 8:30am - 8/4/17 4:30pm

Small Batch Brewing

Learn the art and science of brewing from acclaimed brewmasters and get insider access to some of the most exciting craft breweries in the country. Fundamental microbiological concepts, critical safety and legal considerations, and key brewery-focused business development and marketing lessons will be taught. Theory will be balanced with hands-on practice as we apply new knowledge to produce a small-batch beer from scratch using products from the Vermont landscape.

7/31/17 8:30am - 8/4/17 4:30pm

Wholesome Pastry: Whole Grain Pies, Tarts, and Treats

Wholesome pastry? Why, yes! Practice baking savory and sweet pies, tarts, and other pastries incorporating a healthy dose of whole grain and fresh-milled flours to make more nourishing treats. Learn to satisfy both family members who are skeptical about sneaking something healthful into their dessert and customers who avoid highly-processed flours. Bakers will also learn how to source sustainably produced grains.

8/2/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm

3rd Annual Farmer Olympics & Pizza Social

Farmers and farm crews! Use those agricultural talents to go for the gold at this mid-season extravaganza competition. Individual farm teams will show off their finely-honed skills in events ranging from physical to cerebral to plain ridiculous.

8/3/17 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Waterbury Buy Local Market

Join us for a special evening in the town of Waterbury on August 3rd from 3pm - 6:30pm. Farm and food vendors from all across Vermont will be set up on the Horseshoe Lawn in front of the State Complex in Waterbury for a celebration of all things local.

8/3/17 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Summervale with Mister Chris

Summervale is the Intervale Center’s celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! A percentage of proceeds benefit the Intervale Center’s work.

8/4/17

Sensory Evaluation of Cheese

One of the main factors driving consumer choice is the sensory quality of the final product. This one-day training will provide you with the fundamental tools to control and define the sensory quality of cheese, offering basic sensory training to describe and record the sensory characteristics of your cheese, as well as resourceful information and quality control systems to prevent defects in cheese.

8/6/17 8:00am - 4:00pm

10th Annual Tour de Farms

This is THE biking farm tour event of the year! Save $25 by pre-registering by June 30th at https://www.bikereg.com/tourdefarms

8/6/17 9:00am - 12:00pm

Blueberry Sunday at Knoll Farm

On Blueberry Sunday each year, we serve up warm cinnamon buns from our outdoor bread oven, free to anyone who comes to pick berries in our one-acre orchard.

8/6/17 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum Dinner

The 21st annual Vermont Fresh Network Dinner brings together Vermont farmers, chefs, and the dining public to celebrate the bounty of Vermont food on the shore of Lake Champlain.

8/7 - 11, 17

Child Nutrition Summer Institute

Vermont Child Nutrition Programs is pleased to invite you to Summer Institute 2017! This year we are offering over 50 half-day, full-day and multi-day classes! You may register for just one class, a whole day, or multiple days. Topics include farm-to-school, farm-to-preschool, food safety, scratch cooking, school wellness policies and school meals program viability.

8/7/17 8:30am - 8/11/17 4:30pm

Social Permaculture

This five-day Social Permaculture intensive uses permaculture ethics (earth care, people care, fair share), principles, and design language both as a lens to critically explore problems and a creative tool to generate resilient solutions. Students will emerge better equipped to hold transformative spaces, foster resilient, equitable communities, provide generative leadership, and catalyze long-term social change.

8/7/17 8:30am - 8/11/17 4:30pm

New Pastoralism & Innovative Entrepreneurship

Pastoralism prevails! This activated five-day intensive guides students through the process of envisioning and designing regenerative land-based, animal-integrated, and community-centered enterprises. Learn how to move from concept to reality, actualize creative collaborations, and make ancient arts both relevant and profitable in a rapidly changing modern world.

8/7/17 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Produce Safety: Best Practices from Field to Consumer

With the passing of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) there has been concern from growers about compliance, regulations and if they qualify. This workshop is focused towards small to medium size growers and will demystify FSMA, focusing on produce safety planning. We will tour through the Foggy Meadow Farm's SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for practices from field to packing area bringing their CAPS (Community Accreditation for Produce Safety) plan to life.

8/9/17 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Summer Buy Local Market

Coinciding with the United States Department of Agriculture’s 18th annual National Farmers Market Week, the Summer Buy Local Market returns for its third year, bigger and better than ever, to Montpelier on August 9, 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Montpelier residents, visitors and employees are invited for this exceptional opportunity to support Vermont suppliers of local food and agricultural products at a mid-week market on the State House Lawn.

8/10/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Pizza Social at Wild Carrot Farm

Join NOFA-VT for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Wild Carrot Farm! Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour.

8/10/17 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Summervale with The High Breaks

Summervale is the Intervale Center’s celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! A percentage of proceeds benefit the Intervale Center’s work.

8/10/17 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Savoring the Culture, Heritage & Flavor of America’s Preserved Meat w. J. Roberts & J. McCarthy

Cured meats are having their well-deserved renaissance! Jeff Roberts, author of the newly published Salted and Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage and Flavors of America’s Preserved Meats, is collaborating with Farm Executive Chef Jim McCarthy to create a sensory-led evening exploring the history of meat preservation methods.

8/11/17

Welding for Artists

Welding for Artists: Get dirty, make noise, and play with fire - all the things you were told not to do! Join an intensive, one-week, hands-on course covering MIG, TIG, Oxy-fuel, and forge welding at Vermont Technical College.

8/13/17 9:00am - 12:00pm

Blueberry Sunday at Knoll Farm

On Blueberry Sunday each year, we serve up warm cinnamon buns from our outdoor bread oven, free to anyone who comes to pick berries in our one-acre orchard.

8/14 - 20, 17

Vermont Open Farm Week 2017

Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 14-20, 2017 taking place at farms across Vermont!

8/14/17 8:30am - 8/19/17 4:30am

The Art of Fermentation

Connect with traditional foodways across a range of cultures and experience the transformative, health-giving power of beneficial microbes. Learn processes for safely and confidently fermenting an array of vegetable, dairy, and grain products from world-renowned fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz.

8/17/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Pizza Social at Health Hero Farm

Join NOFA-VT for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Health Hero Farm! Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour.

8/17/17 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Summervale with The Brett Hughes and His Honky Tonk Crowd

Summervale is the Intervale Center’s celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! A percentage of proceeds benefit the Intervale Center’s work.

8/18 - 20, 17

Kingdom Farm and Food Days

Visit the Northeast Kingdom for our annual Kingdom Farm and Food Days celebration! August 18 - 20, 2017 (plus a few extra days!) www.kingdomfarmandfood.org

8/19/17 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Farm to Fork Dinner at Hartshorn Organic Farm

Farm to table dinners are like a religion to us here in Vermont, so we felt like it was time for Hartshorn Farm to do our part and share some culinary and farm magic with you. We are now in our second season of farm to table dinners. Do you want a truly local, fresh picked, delicious organic meal on an authentic Vermont farm in our post and beam farm stand? How about narration from farmers, Dave Hartshorn & Amy Todisco, who will inspire, surprise, educate and entertain you?

8/20/17 9:00am - 12:00pm

Blueberry Sunday at Knoll Farm

On Blueberry Sunday each year, we serve up warm cinnamon buns from our outdoor bread oven, free to anyone who comes to pick berries in our one-acre orchard.

8/20/17 10:00am - 1:00pm

Peach Galette Baking Workshop at Scott Farm Orchard

Join "The Queen of Tarts", Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson, to create a delicious peach galette on the farm where the peaches are picked!

8/23/17 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Produce Safety: Best Practices from Field to Consumer

With the passing of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) there has been concern from growers about compliance, regulations and if they qualify. This workshop is focused towards small to medium size growers and will demystify FSMA, focusing on produce safety planning. We will tour through the Root 5 Farm's SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for practices from field to packing area bringing their CAPS (Community Accreditation for Produce Safety) plan to life.

8/24/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Pizza Social at Sunrise Farm

Join NOFA-VT for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Sunrise Farm! Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour.

8/24/17 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Summervale with Steady Betty

Summervale is the Intervale Center’s celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! A percentage of proceeds benefit the Intervale Center’s work.

8/25/17 10:30am - 1:30pm

Soil Health for Profitability & Resilience

Drawing on local expertise and NRCS soil health evaluation tools, this field day will provide local farmers, landowners and service providers information on soil health with a focus on soil organic matter and its effects on climate resiliency and profitability.

8/26/17 9:00am - 3:00pm

Permaculture Design for Your Yard, Homestead & Farm

Join Keith Morris of Prospect Rock Permaculture for a hands-on exploration of whole-system ecological design. In this workshop, Keith will provide a design process that you can apply to your own site regardless of size that includes the importance of perennial tree crops and climate resilience. To see a variety of design scale, we’ll begin at Prospect Rock Permaculture's downtown homestead and apothecary, and then travel down the street to Willow Crossing Farm- Vermont's longest running permaculture research and education site.

8/30/17 10:00am - 2:00pm

Pasture Management- Recovery After a Drought

Join grazing consultant Sarah Flack and UVM Agronomist Dr. Heather Darby as we tour the fields of Beidler Family Farm, an organic dairy, and take a look at the Beidler’s irrigation system, their seed trials of corn, spelt and summer annuals and discuss general grass-fed pasture management and the adaptations they’ve had to make with drought.

8/31/17 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Summervale with Barika

Summervale is the Intervale Center’s celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! A percentage of proceeds benefit the Intervale Center’s work.

8/31/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Pizza Social at Blackwell Roots Farm

Join NOFA-VT for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Blackwell Roots Farm! Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour.

9/1/17 8:30am - 9/2/17 4:30pm

Harvest Preservation Workshop: Preserving Your Fruit

Learn how freeze, can, and dry fruits, as well as make jams and jelly, pie fillings, and fruit leathers to make the summer’s sweetness last all year long.