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5/6 - 10/3/19

Community Teaching Garden

Join us for a unique garden education program that teaches adults how to grow their own food in a fun, supportive, and cooperative learning environment through weekly lessons and hands-on garden work. Learn to plant, cultivate, harvest and preserve produce and take home as many fresh vegetables as you can grow. Choose a morning or evening class!

7/18/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Green Wind Farm (Fairfield)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Green Wind Farm!

7/24/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Harlow Farm (Westminster)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Harlow Farm!

7/25/19 10:00am - 3:30pm

UVM Extension Crops & Soils Field Day

The UVM Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Annual Field Day is Thursday, July 25 and our theme this year is Twelve Years of Research – But Wait, There’s More! It’s a full day event and will get underway at 10 a.m. sharp with a tour of the farm and many of its research plots and experiments involving perennial grasses, soybeans, small grains, nematode trials, corn and interseeding, hemp, hops and legume trials, among other crops. Trials also test new equipment and crop management strategies. Following a BBQ lunch, in-depth workshops will be offered on cover crops, beans and corn, hemp and hops, and getting started with grazing. Participants also will learn about precision agriculture from Scott Magnan's Custom Service in St. Albans.

7/27/19 8:00am - 1:00pm

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Sprague Ranch

Join us July 27 at Vermont Breakfast on the Farm at Sprague Ranch. It's a unique opportunity to meet the dedicated dairy farmer who care for their animals, protect our land, and produce delicious dairy. Come enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and take a self guided farm tour.

7/27/19 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Vital Signs: Knowing Soil from the Ground Up

How do we know if our management practices are working? Educator and soil enthusiast, Cat Buxton, will lead a hands-on soil health workshop at Wild Water Farm in Quechee.

7/30/19 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Field-to-Fork: WIld Food Cooking Series (Barre)

Whether it’s fresh fish, bear, or deer; Vermont’s streams, lakes and woods are teeming with an abundance of food that is rooted in Vermont – as long as someone knows how to cook it, of course. That’s why Vermont Fish & Wildlife is partnering with Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, this summer to help Vermonters better learn about what foods are available all around them and how to make them into a delicious meal.

7/31/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Wildstone Farm (Pownal)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Wildstone Farm!

8/1/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Small Axe Farm (Barnet)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Small Axe Farm!

8/4/19 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum Dinner 2019

Attend the Vermont Fresh Network's 23rd Annual Forum Dinner! For one special evening in August, farmers and chefs from all across Vermont come together to prepare a sensational meal for you and fellow food enthusiasts. It is a fundraiser for the Vermont Fresh Network — all proceeds go to continuing programming that helps bring more Vermont grown and raised food to the table. Highlights include tasting Vermont artisanal products and beverages, a silent auction, and the grazing dinner by over 20 of the state’s finest chefs.

8/6/19 4:00pm - 8:00pm

5th Annual Farmer Olympics

Farmers and farm crews, use those agricultural talents to go for the gold at this mid-season extravaganza competition!

8/7/19 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Field-to-Fork: Wild Food Cooking Series (Middlebury)

Whether it’s fresh fish, bear, or deer; Vermont’s streams, lakes and woods are teeming with an abundance of food that is rooted in Vermont – as long as someone knows how to cook it, of course. That’s why Vermont Fish & Wildlife is partnering with Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, this summer to help Vermonters better learn about what foods are available all around them and how to make them into a delicious meal.

8/8/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Emma Merritt at Shelburne Farms

Back by popular demand, our Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk Series returns to Shelburne Farms this summer!

8/10/19 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Snug Valley Farm Evening Pasture Walk & Burger Night (East Hardwick)

An evening pasture walk and burger night with Snug Valley Farm to celebrate Vermont Open Farm Week and Kingdom Farm & Food Days.

8/12/19

The 2nd Annual Vermont Community Leadership Summit

Join local leaders working to improve life in their communities at the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s 2nd Annual VT Community Leadership Summit!

8/14/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Meeting Place Pastures (Cornwall)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Meeting Place Pastures!

8/14/19 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Field-to-Fork: Wild Food Cooking Series (Burlington)

Whether it’s fresh fish, bear, or deer; Vermont’s streams, lakes and woods are teeming with an abundance of food that is rooted in Vermont – as long as someone knows how to cook it, of course. That’s why Vermont Fish & Wildlife is partnering with Rooted in Vermont, a program of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, this summer to help Vermonters better learn about what foods are available all around them and how to make them into a delicious meal.

8/15/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: West Farm (Jeffersonville)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of West Farm!

8/17/19 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Edible Landscapes for the Homesteader/Gardener

Ripe fruit, flowers, and healthy soil are a few of the benefits that come when we integrate fruit trees, berry plants and nut trees into our gardens and landscapes.

8/21/19 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Veggie Wash-Pack Getting You Down? Dial-in Best Practices to Improve your Postharvest Efficiency

Are you a commercial produce grower seeking to improve your farm’s postharvest efficiency, profitability, food safety, and quality?

8/28/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: Rogers Farmstead (Berlin)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Rogers Farmstead!

8/29/19 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Pest & Disease Walk for Commercial Growers

Join UVM Extension educator Ann Hazelrigg for a field walk to learn about, identify and discuss solutions for this year’s pests and diseases, including integrated pest management techniques (IPM).

8/30/19 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Medicinal Herb Gardening & Salve-Making

Join Emily French of Sweetgrass Herbals for this hands-on workshop.

8/31/19 10:00am - 1:30pm

Fresh Cheese Making & Heirloom Apple Pairing Workshop with Scott Farm & Rebop Farm

Scott Farm teams up with Rebop Farm to offer a hands-on fresh cheese making workshop paired with heirloom apple tastings. Learn to make butter and ricotta, stretch mozzarella and more!

9/17/19 3:00pm - 9/26/19 6:30pm

Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Diversified Livestock Focus

Join Ashlyn & Abraham McClurg of Rebop Farm, a highly diversified, grass-based livestock farm in Brattleboro, as they share techniques they have used to improve the health of their soils and the productivity of their pastures.

9/17/19 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Power Forward! Strategic Business Growth Planning Course - Center for Women & Enterprise

13 Week Strategic Business Growth Planning Course

9/21/19 8:00am - 4:00pm

ACORN's Tour de Farms

The 12th Annual Tour de Farms will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Vergennes, VT. Mark your calendar! Register early to get the best rate.

9/21/19 8:30am - 4:00pm

Tour de Farms

Support ACORN by riding in this year's Tour de Farms. Choose between 30 and 10-mile routes through the rolling vistas of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh and Charlotte. Visit four to eight farms depending on distance. Sample food along the way.

9/26/19 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Dairy Focus

Join Guy Choiniere of Choiniere Family Farm, a fourth generation, 100% grass-fed dairy farm in northwestern Vermont, as he shares lessons learned over the past 15 years about maximizing soil health while improving animal health and financial stability.

10/1/19 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Exploring Practices & Policies for Improving Soil Health Series: Mixed Vegetable & Cut Flower Focus

Join Spencer & Jennifer Blackwell of Elmer Farm, a certified organic mixed vegetable and flower farm in Middlebury, as they share techniques they have used to improve the health and fertility of their soils, along with the results of those efforts.

10/13/19 10:00am - 3:00pm

17th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Live music, good food, kids' activities, wagon rides, and fun for the whole family!

11/7 - 8, 19

2019 Farm to Plate Annual Gathering

Save the date for the 9th Annual Farm to Plate Gathering!