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4/24/18 5:00pm - 7/2/18 5:00pm

Open Farm Week: Farm Registration

Farmers: Open Farm Week is a great way to engage with customers and your community. At this point, we want to make sure that you have the week on your calendars so you can start planning. Remember, you can choose any day during the week to host an event, or have events on multiple days. Registration for farm participation is open now on the new DigInVT.com and will run until July 2nd - note that the deadline to request scholarships and TA is May 15th.

5/5/18 9:00am - 12:00pm

17th Annual Fruit Tree & Perennial Sale at Scott Farm Orchard

Come early for the best selection of quality bare root trees & potted perennials!

5/14 - 19, 18

Craft Distilling as a Profession: The Vermont Experience

Vermont is one of the leaders in the nationwide boom in microdistilling. This training brings students into direct contact with a variety of processes involved in building, operating, and working in a distillery and the distilling industry.

5/14/18 8:30am - 5/23/18 4:30pm

Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese

Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese is an intensive program for aspiring and practicing cheesemakers. Offered in partnership with the Cellars at Jasper Hill and led by world-renowned master cheesemaker and educator Ivan Larcher, this course provides experienced cheesemakers with the practical and scientific knowledge to perfect small-scale artisan cheeses.

5/17/18 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Starting a business and looking for money: How does it work? Stories from the field

Stories from Vermont entrepreneurs at various stages of development; options for support; and approaches to local impact investing. Entrepreneur panel to include Kiss the Cow Farm & Luce Farm.

5/19 - 20, 18

Sausage and Smoking

This training will cover the two primary methods of producing meat value-added products: sausage making and smoking.

5/20/18 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Family Cow

This class will help you navigate the new and exciting world of owning and caring for your family cow.

5/21/18 1:00pm - 3:30pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This 3SquaresVT training is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP/food stamps), how it works in Vermont, how it supports VT farmers and grocers, and how to help people who might be eligible learn about the program. You do not have to work directly with low-income Vermonters or do application assistance to benefit from this training. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our largest nutrition assistance program! Learn more and register at Hunger Free Vermont's website: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/adult-nutrition/.

5/23/18 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

NRCS will host the USDA State Tech Committee Meeting on May 23

5/24 - 26, 18

Forgotten Foods: A Wild Approach to Reimagined Foods from the Field, Farm and Forest

Investigate topics of food waste and food insecurity while learning how to craft creative dishes from wildcrafted and gleaned foods. Food activist and culinary maven, Ren Weiner joins ethnobotanist Laura Beebe to lead this eye opening adventure into the world of forgotten foods from the field, farm, and forest.

5/24/18 10:00am - 12:30pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This 3SquaresVT training is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP/food stamps), how it works in Vermont, how it supports VT farmers and grocers, and how to help people who might be eligible learn about the program. You do not have to work directly with low-income Vermonters or do application assistance to benefit from this training. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our largest nutrition assistance program! Learn more and register at Hunger Free Vermont's website: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/adult-nutrition/.

5/24/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Spring Tonic Medicine Making & Herb Walk

Participants will help gather and process some of the herbs into classic tonic recipes traditionally featured in the spring.

5/26/18 5:00pm - 8:00pm

3rd Annual Fish Chowder Championship

Are you a home-grown kitchen whiz who can own the room with your fish chowder recipe? Are you an up-and-coming chef wanting to prove your merit on the scene? Does your restaurant have a hot new spin on fish chowder? Prove it at the 3rd annual Fish Chowder Championship. You might even win a $50-$500 cash prize! The competition is Saturday, May 26, at River Walk Park in Winooski. *All fish must be from Vermont waters—no exceptions. All other ingredients will be judged with preference given to locally sourced (VT-grown and raised) ingredients.*

5/29/18 9:30am - 12:00pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This 3SquaresVT training is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP/food stamps), how it works in Vermont, how it supports VT farmers and grocers, and how to help people who might be eligible learn about the program. You do not have to work directly with low-income Vermonters or do application assistance to benefit from this training. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our largest nutrition assistance program! Learn more and register at Hunger Free Vermont's website: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/adult-nutrition/.

5/30/18 10:00am - 3:00pm

Guided Tours of Rudyard Kipling's Estate & Rhododendron Display on Scott Farm

Scott Farm is not only home to 125+ varieties of heirloom apples, but to Naulakha, former home of Nobel Prize winning author Rudyard Kipling, one of 4 authentically-restored historic rentals surround the farm. Take a guided tour of Kipling's home and see the 100 yard rhododendron tunnel in bloom!

5/30/18 1:00pm - 3:30pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This 3SquaresVT training is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP/food stamps), how it works in Vermont, how it supports VT farmers and grocers, and how to help people who might be eligible learn about the program. You do not have to work directly with low-income Vermonters or do application assistance to benefit from this training. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our largest nutrition assistance program! Learn more and register at Hunger Free Vermont's website: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/adult-nutrition/.

5/31 - 6/1/18

Slow Living Summit: The Future of Farm & Food Entrepreneurship

The Future of Farm & Food Entrepreneurship Thursday, May 31st – Friday, June 1st, 2018 Downtown, Brattleboro, Vermont

5/31/18 1:00pm

3SquaresVT Basic Training

This 3SquaresVT training is for anyone who wants to learn more about 3SquaresVT (known nationally as SNAP/food stamps), how it works in Vermont, how it supports VT farmers and grocers, and how to help people who might be eligible learn about the program. You do not have to work directly with low-income Vermonters or do application assistance to benefit from this training. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our largest nutrition assistance program! Learn more and register at Hunger Free Vermont's website: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/adult-nutrition/.

6/1 - 2, 18

Nourish Vermont

Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health.

6/1/18 8:30am - 5:30pm

Beyond the Farmers Market: Women who are thinking big about their small businesses

Calling all women entrepreneurs … Join us for a one day seminar hosted by some of Vermont’s most well-poised women in business.

6/1/18 5:00pm - 6/4/18 4:00pm

Strolling of the Heifers Parade & Expo

A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous, agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. Come down to Brattleboro’s historic Main Street on Saturday, June 2!

6/1/18 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wildcrafting Gathering at Shelburne Farms

Interested in learning how identify wild edibles? Join Chef Richard Witting of Firefly Catering to identify and harvest wild edibles in the fields and forests on and near Shelburne Farms.