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10/4/17 11:00am - 2:00pm

Fall Foliage Buy Local Market

With the success of the Summer Buy Local Markets, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture is pleased to introduce a second opportunity in Montpelier to experience the diversity, quality and freshness of the Capital City weekend farmers’ market on a weekday. Join us again to celebrate local foods and agricultural goods on the Statehouse Lawn, this time during peak fall foliage season!

10/5/17

Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

Compost Technical Services is excited to announce it will be hosting the 2017 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training, presented by the VT Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). Through this workshop, participants will receive a Compost Operator Certificate, which meets the requirements of ANR for small, medium and large compost facility site operators. Current or future compost site operators will be certified to manage composting facilities handling food scraps or mortalities in Vermont.

10/7/17 11:30am - 1:00pm

RAFFL's Everyday Chef Canning Workshop: Relish

Learn how to make this classic condiment using all local vegetables! Participants will sterilize jars, prep the vegetables and make the relish to can. Everyone will take home a jar, and one lucky person will win a door prize of the relish ingredients! $5 per adult/Seniors over 55 and kids 12 and under FREE

10/8/17 9:00am - 5:00pm

15th Annual Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm Orchard--Talks & Tastings with Orchardist Zeke Goodband

Celebrate heirloom apples at Scott Farm-- fresh, baked and squeezed!

10/8/17 10:00am - 3:00pm

15th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm

Fall Family Fun on the Farm! Celebrate everything pumpkin-- from horse-drawn rides to the pumpkin patch, cider pressing, live music, storytelling, and kids crafts to lots of farm fresh food.

10/8/17 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Rally to Keep the Soil in Organic

Save the date to join fellow organic farmers, eaters, and movement leaders at the Intervale Center (180 Intervale Rd) in Burlington on Sunday, October 8th! Help us send a message to the National Organic Program (NOP) that hydroponics and products from animal confinement operations have no place in organic farming.

10/9 - 13, 17

Essential Principles of Cheesemaking

This five-day training is a practical and comprehensive technical guide to cheese technology and the principles governing the quality of cheese. During this intensive, participants will learn the fundamentals of cheese making, quality control practices, and useful considerations in starting a small-scale cheese making business

10/10/17 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mindful Eating Workshop Series

Let's change the way we relate to eating and enjoy our food. Practice breathing exercises, gain mindfulness tools, and learn how to heal common digestive issues with food and herbs. Leave feeling grounded and nourished.

10/11/17 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Extending the Season: Webinar & Viewing Parties

Looking for ways to extend the harvest at your community or school garden? Learn from Charlie Nardozzi and Vermont garden leaders how to manage season extension in a community and school garden setting through VCGN’s Fall Grow It! Webinar. Participate in the webinar from home or gather with fellow community-based gardeners at a Viewing Party near you. For a more information, a list of viewing parties and online registration go to: http://vcgn.org/what-we-do/growit/.

10/14 - 15, 17

Introduction to Hard Cider Making

Hard Cider is the fastest growing segment of the alcohol beverage industry, but it has a long and storied history in the U.S. and abroad. In this course, we will examine the tradition, science, and craft of hard cider making at The Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury, Vermont.

10/14/17

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

10/14/17 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Reinventing the Wheel

Meet the authors Bronwen and Francis Percival, and discuss their newest book, Reinventing the Wheel.

10/15/17 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Rally to Keep the Soil in Organic

Save the date to join fellow organic farmers, eaters, and movement leaders on Sunday, October 15th on the green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire! Help us send a message to the National Organic Program (NOP) that hydroponics and products from animal confinement operations have no place in organic farming.

10/17/17 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mindful Eating Workshop

Are you ready to re-define your relationship to food and eating? Let's work together to change the way we eat and savor our food. We will practice breathing exercises, learn mindfulness techniques, understand how to heal common digestive issues with food and herbs, and leave feeling grounded and nourished.

10/20/17 9:00am - 4:00pm

2017 Vermont Financing Working Landscapes Conference

This all-day conference will include a panel discussion with financial lenders as well as focusing on the question, “What does your business want to be when it grows up?” Afternoon breakout sessions will follow the structure of the business lifecycle (development, startup, growth, expansion, succession), providing attendees resources and programs at each level of the cycle.

10/21 - 11/21/17

Maple Installations

Update your sap-collecting system and maximize your sugar-bush production

10/21 - 22, 17

Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like

A two-day solutions focused convening at Vermont Law School for leaders and community members engaged in accelerating a localizing movement in our region. For details and registration, go to; https://www.localizeit2017.com

10/21/17 10:00am - 1:00pm

Heirloom Apple Pie Workshop at Scott Farm Orchard

Make an heirloom apple pie on the farm where the apples are grown!

10/21/17 10:00am - 4:00pm

Gardening In The Off Season

How Do You Successfully Garden in the Off Season?

10/23 - 27, 17

Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration

10/24/17 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mindful Eating Workshop

Are you ready to re-define your relationship to food and eating? Let's work together to change the way we eat and savor our food. We will practice breathing exercises, learn mindfulness techniques, understand how to heal common digestive issues with food and herbs, and leave feeling grounded and nourished.

10/24/17 5:30pm - 7:30pm

VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by Black River Produce

Join us as we Get-Together in Springfield for an evening of networking and education. In addition to networking, guests will have a chance to peek behind the scenes at Black River Produce and learn about the company's efforts in environmental sustainability, how they remain rooted in Vermont, and the importance of supporting Vermont's local agricultural community.

10/24/17 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rural Vermont's 2017 Annual Meeting & Celebration

Rural Vermont hosts its 2017 Annual Meeting & Celebration on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-9 pm at the Tunbridge Town Hall, located at 227 VT Rte 110. Join friends and neighbors for a potluck supper, board elections, raffles featuring goodies from Johnny’s Seeds, Upper Pass Brewery, and area farmers, plus “Digging In: What’s Next for Rural Vermont”. The event is family-friendly, free to attend, open to all, and BYOB. More info and Board candidate bios at www.ruralvermont.org or (802) 223-7222.

10/25 - 27, 17

Maple Equipment Selection & Maintenance

What equipment is best for you and your maple operation? Are you upgrading? As the maple industry evolves and changes, there are numerous equipment decisions to make.

10/26 - 27, 17

7th Annual Farm to Plate Network 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.

10/28/17 6:00pm - 8:30pm

10th Annual On-the-Farm Heirloom Apple Harvest Dinner at Scott Farm

Enjoy a 5-course dinner showcasing heirloom apples, heirloom cider, and local foods in the Apple Barn at Scott Farm!

11/1/17 8:30am - 3:30pm

Vermont Specialty Food Association Fall Meeting

Our featured Luncheon speaker will be Greg Lofts, Deputy Food Editor of Martha Stewart Living Magazine

11/1/17 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Michael Moss, author of Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Moss will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 George D. Aiken Lecture Series on Nov. 1 at the UVM Ira Allen Chapel.