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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.

9/3/17 8:30am - 9/4/17 4:30pm

Harvest Preservation Workshop: Tomatoes in January

Learn how to can tomatoes in a boiling water bath and pressure canner to make kitchen-ready purées, sauces, and salsas. Freezing and drying tomatoes will be included.

9/7/17 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner, Lunch & Brunch: Serving Food on Farms

Part one of a three-part agritourism workshop series, this event will discuss on-farm meals! Attendees can stay for an optional farm dinner after the workshop.

9/7/17 5:00pm - 7:00pm

On-Farm Dinner at Sandiwood Farm

Sandiwood Farm offers events, high end meals and casual suppers on their Wolcott Farm. Come experience an on-farm dinner with farmers from around the state!

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

Harvest Preservation Workshop: No Fear Pressure Canning

Pressure canning is needed to preserve low-acid vegetables, meats, broths, and tomato-based sauces with meats and other vegetables. This class will cover everything you need to know about canning foods safely in a pressure canner.

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

Wild Mushroom Foray

Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom foraging?

9/9/17 10:00am - 2:00pm

Introduction to Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops at Scott Farm

Join Master Brewer Thomas Coleman to harvest fresh hops and learn to brew beer on the farm where the hops are grown!

9/10/17

Welding for Women

Welding for Women: It's not just a guy's world - the iron workers' union just announced an eight-month maternity leave for women workers! Come to VTC for a two-day, introductory, hands-on welding course for women only.

9/10/17 8:30am - 9/11/17 4:30pm

Harvest Preservation Workshop: In a Pickle

Preserve a taste of summer in old-fashioned vinegar-brined fermented pickles and krauts. Learn how to preserve them in a boiling water bath and steam canner. Freezer pickles, quick Japanese pickles, and other globe-trotting pickled delights will also be covered.

9/12/17 10:00am - 2:00pm

Organic Dairy Forage Management- Corn Silage & Weed Control

Join farmer Peter Miller, grazing consultant Sarah Flack and UVM Agronomist Dr. Heather Darby as we discuss the installation of their irrigation system, their organic corn silage production, as well as other forages they grow, and how the Millers are using flame weeding tools for weed control.

9/13/17 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Pizza Social at Mighty Food Farm

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

9/15/17 8:00am - 4:00pm

When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal Day

This full-day event offers municipal officials workshops, technical assistance and the opportunity to engage with State staff with our municipal colleagues from across Vermont.

9/16/17 10:00am - 4:00pm

39th Annual Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival

Join us for a full-day celebration of Vermont farm and food traditions!

9/19 - 20, 17

Growing, Processing and Baking with Grains

Experience Vermont’s small, cooperatively operated local grain operations. Learn about the grain industry and the nutrition of grain. Participants will understand the nutritional components and science of grains and baking, and they will have the chance to bake with locally grown, freshly-milled grains at King Arthur Flour’s Baking School: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/baking-school. Stay on a working dairy in quaint Norwich, VT, Norwich Farm Creamery: https://www.facebook.com/Norwichfarmcreamery/

9/20/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Effects of Climate Change on Maple & Dairy in Vermont: 50 Years in the Future

The Craftsbury Land Committee is presenting “The Effects of Climate Change on Maple & Dairy in Vermont: 50 Years in the Future,” at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Leading experts will discuss challenges and opportunities to maple and dairy agriculture in Vermont due to shifts in climate and population growth in the next 50 years. There will be a group discussion following the presentations.

9/22/17 8:00am - 3:00pm

When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal Day

This full-day event offers workshops, technical assistance and the opportunity to engage with State staff and municipal colleagues from across Vermont. Each year we offer a mix of old and new workshops. If you've attended before, you'll have the option of taking a workshop you missed - or trying a new one. State Government Municipal Day is brought to you by the Agency of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Agency of Transportation and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

9/23/17 10:00am - 9/24/17 5:00pm

Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival

Celebrating Vermont's woodworking artisan heritage with farm, forest, furniture and fine woodworking. Explore the farm and forest, and buy made in Vermont wood products.

9/23/17 11:00am - 3:00pm

Pizza Social & Hoe Down with Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont at Wild Roots Farm

Join NOFA-VT and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Vermont for farm-fresh pizza and a hoe down in celebration of Wild Roots Farm! Come and enjoy lunch baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven & live music from 12-2pm, followed by a farm tour.

9/24/17 10:00am - 2:00pm

Introduction to Brewing Beer with Fresh Hops at Scott Farm

Join Master Brewer Thomas Coleman to harvest fresh hops and learn to brew beer on the farm where the hops are grown!

9/24/17 10:00am - 11:00am

Guided Orchard Stroll through Scott Farm Orchard

Join Orchardist Zeke Goodband for a guided stroll through Scott Farm's heirloom apple orchard.

9/24/17 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Festival of Kingston Black: Hard Cider Event at Scott Farm Orchard

In honor of Kingston Black, the "One Apple to Rule them All", five cider makers from four states come together at Scott Farm Orchard to showcase their hard ciders made with this highly prized British heirloom.

9/26/17 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Upper Valley Food Hub Meeting

Would a shared facility push the Upper Valley's food and farm businesses to the next level?

9/27/17

Yogurt, Fermentation and Baking

Experience Vermont’s Small, Family Operated Dairy Farms. Learn about the dairy culture, the economics of dairy and the science behind running a dairy operation. Stay on a working dairy in quaint Norwich, VT, Norwich Farm Creamery: https://www.facebook.com/Norwichfarmcreamery/. Spend a day at King Arthur Flour baking with yogurt, learning about fermentation and their baking facility: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/baking-school

9/27/17 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Farm Smarter Not Harder- Harvest Efficiency for Carrot & Beet Crops

Learn about the work that NOFA-VT is doing on cost of production for vegetable growers. While this workshop will focus on harvest efficiency of carrot and beet crops, we will also discuss step by step methods for determining cost of production for any crop, so growers can focus on their most lucrative crops and make improvements to increase profitability. We’ll tour Jericho Settlers Farm with consultant Richard Wiswall, taking a look at the equipment they use and how they maximize efficiency harvesting these root crops.

9/29 - 10/1/17

Draft Animal - Power Field Days

This three day educational event celebrates the use of draft animals: horses, ponies, oxen, and mules, in modern day farming and logging in New England and New York

10/1/17 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Making Hard Cider at Scott Farm Orchard

See how to make artisanal hard cider with Whetstone Ciderwork's Jason MacAuthur on the farm where the apples are grown!

10/1/17 10:00am - 11:00am

Guided Orchard Stroll at Scott Farm

Join Orchardist Zeke Goodband for a guided stroll through Scott Farm's heirloom apple orchard!