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11/1 - 2, 18

8th 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.

11/3/18 10:00am - 1:00pm

Holiday Harvest Pie Class at Scott Farm Orchard

Learn to make the quintessential holiday pie with heirloom apples, pears and quince--on the farm where they are grown!

11/5 - 9, 18

Meat Cutting: Butchering Basics

This training will cover all of the basics of whole-animal butchery with both instruction and hands-on demonstration. Participants will learn how to break down beef, pork, chicken, and lamb into primals, subprimals, and case-ready cuts.

11/5/18 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rural Vermont's Annual Meeting & Celebration

Rural Vermont's annual gathering is just around the corner, and this year, they look forward to heading to southern Vermont! Join them at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston for live music, a shared meal, board elections, raffle drawing, social time, and more!

11/7/18 8:30am - 2:00pm

ACORN's Producer, Buyer, Distributor Forum

SAVE THE DATE, Nov 7th: ACORN Forum for Producers, Buyers, Distributors & Food Hubs! Farmers, value-added food producers, buyers, distributors and advocates for business growth attend this unique event. Peer to peer learning and sharing makes this unlike any gathering you may attend. Perfect for farmers seeking new outlets, buyers looking to meet demand, distributors helping companies find new market opportunities.

11/7/18 8:30am - 4:30pm

Vermont Specialty Food Association Fall Annual Meeting

Attendees will connect to a network of other Vermont food producers who share the vision of promoting Vermont's specialty foods. Our luncheon speaker this year will be Gesine Bullock-Prado!

11/8/18 8:00am - 5:30pm

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

This training is for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

11/8/18 8:30am - 4:00pm

Growing the Working Landscape

Registration Open! Join us for a day of discovering your food and farm business' model of success.

11/8/18 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Local Economy Leader Judy Wicks to Speak in Burlington

Join the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) and VSECU for an evening with author, activist and entrepreneur, Judy Wicks, who will share her thoughts on the importance of being a Localist.

11/12/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Upper Valley Farmer Mixer

Upper Valley Farmers! Do your chores early, leave the spreadsheets behind, and come celebrate the successful 2018 season with Vital Communities.

11/13 - 14, 18

Sausage and Smoking

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

11/14/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Marketing Webinar: Website planning for food and farms

For many customers, a business' website is what makes the first impression - something particularly true for businesses that draw customers from beyond their local area. This Vermont Fresh Network webinar with Flavor Plate co-founder Holly Machanic will help you think through the impression your website makes.

11/14/18 4:30pm - 6:30pm

ACORN's Annual Meeting at Otter Creek Brewing

Share in ACORN's great work with updates on last weeks' Producer Buyer Forum, The 2019 "Farmacy Project" -a fresh local produce prescription share program, our work with pre-schools, and of course our winter workshop series. Lite fare is provided, cash bar at Otter Creek Brewing.

11/28/18 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Government Regulations and Policies in Agriculture - Farmer and Policymaker Perspectives

Come hear research results from a recent study of farmer perspectives on regulations followed by a panel discussion with farmers and policymakers.

11/28/18 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

Using ingredients grown on Shelburne Farms, prepare Fire Cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables.