67 Merchant's Row
RUTLAND COUNTY: PLANNING FOR GROWTH IN OUR REGION'S FOOD SYSTEM
WHERE: Opera House conference room (59-67 Merchants Row, 3rd floor, Rutland)
WHEN: 2-4 pm
WHO: We invite all of Rutland County farm and food contributors, partners and collaborators.
Get updates about the Rutland Regional Planning Commission's agricultural chapter, weigh in with your perspectives and ideas, identify opportunities and challenges as well as ask questions and learn from each other.
RUTLAND AREA FOOD PRODUCERS: CREATING A COMMITTED CUSTOMER BASE
WHERE: Vermont Farmers Food Center (251 West Street, Rutland)
WHEN: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
WHO: We invite all food producers in the Rutland area to actively participate in this facilitated forum, along with all others interested in the challenges and successes of customer engagement for local farms and food producers.
Join us for a diverse panel of producers who will share their experiences, challenges and successes in growing their committed customer bases. Get the results of RAFFL's recent consumer survey and identify ways to build our local markets.
PANEL: Mari Omland (Green Mountain Girls Farm); Bonnie Kelsey (All the Best Local); Chad Fox (Thomas Dairy); staff from Maple Wind Farm and Fat Toad Farm awaiting confirmation.
FARMER & FRIENDS MIXER
WHERE: Hop 'n Moose (41 Center St. Rutland)
WHEN: 7 pm
WHO: If you love food, farms and community, you are invited!
Slake your thirst, shake off the winter blues and join us for casual gathering immediately following the last forum, to network and celebrate our vibrant farm and food scene.