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3/2/19 9:00am - 5:30pm

Real Organic Project Full Day Symposium at Dartmouth

Calling all farmers and eaters! Enjoy a day of TED-style talks from some of best organic farmers in the country! With the many challenges and opportunities facing organic farmers today, hear passionate speakers from across the fields of farming, policy, science, and activism offer their takeaways and ideas for action. Our keynote speakers are Eliot Coleman and author Anne Biklé. Eliot will describe 50 years of organic farming at Four Seasons Farm and why real organic is important to all of us. Anne will talk about the powerful connection between soil health and human health. Seventeen speakers will describe how they farm and why they are participating in the Real Organic Project.

3/5/19 8:30am - 3:00pm

8th Annual Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Show in Boston

Local Food Trade Show Showcases the Region’s Best Local Food Seeking to go wholesale or expand into retail? Sign up for a vendor spot. The 2019 Local Food and Specialty Crop Trade Show is designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in the New England region. This event is FREE for specialty crop producers.

3/7/19 9:00am - 3:00pm

Biochar Meetup: Exploring Biochar’s Potential as an Innovative Wood Product

Please join the Vermont Forest Industry Network and the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Board Forestry Committee on March 7 in Hardwick at a Meet Up to explore biochar’s potential as an innovative wood product.

3/13/19 8:30am - 12:30pm

ACORN Winter Workshop: Grower to Grower: Meeting Market Demand for Organic Corn

The Vermont Tortilla Company of Shelburne is growing new markets in the region and expanding production. They are now looking for Champlain Valley farmers who can supply them with certified organic dent corn and are offering $700 per ton cleaned and delivered.

3/13/19 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Windham Grows Community Table

Have a food-related challenge that you need some help addressing in your community or in your business? Looking to network with other movers and shakers in the vibrant food economy? Want feedback on a new product idea? You're invited to the Community Table, a roundtable discussion for those who embrace sustainability, entrepreneurship, and community as a means to promote local food and food businesses to grow locally.

3/14/19 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

The State Technical Committee provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to NRCS. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.The meeting is open to the public.

3/16/19 9:00am - 12:00pm

Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Grower

Join Scott Farm's Orchardist Zeke Goodband from for our annual Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers.

3/19/19 8:00am - 5:45pm

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

UVM Extension in partnership with the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is hosting a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course in Middlebury on March 19, 2019.

3/23/19 9:00am - 12:00pm

Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers

Join Scott Farm's Orchardist Zeke Goodband for our annual Pruning & Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers.

3/23/19 10:00am - 2:00pm

Red Wagon Plants Pre-Season Open House

Come visit the warm and plant filled greenhouses while winter lingers and mud season settles. We will have lovely herbs and pansies and houseplants and succulents for you to take home. Some of our seeds will be out, you can visit the new classroom space and see the improvements we have made to our retail greenhouses. We will be having our one day only promotion on gift cards (an extra 10% added to cards over $100 in value) and we will help you sign up for workshops and events. Lots is planned for 2019, and we are eager to share it all with you. Red Wagon owner, Julie Rubaud, will take you on a tour of the greenhouses at noon. Free!

3/23/19 10:00am - 2:00pm

Vodka & Pancakes

Sample newly distilled maple vodka during Open Sugarhouse Weekend!

3/25/19 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Hunger Free Vermont's 3SquaresVT Basic Training: White River Junction

3SquaresVT, our nation's first response to hunger, helps an average of 74,000 Vermonters a month put food on their table every day, and many more are eligible. This free training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, and share experiences and best practices with colleagues from your region.

3/27/19 9:00am - 11:30am

Hunger Free Vermont's 3SquaresVT Basic Training: Barre

3SquaresVT, our nation's first response to hunger, helps an average of 74,000 Vermonters a month put food on their table every day, and many more are eligible. This free training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, and share experiences and best practices with colleagues from your region.

3/27/19 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Food Connects Local Food Trade Show

Join us for our annual Local Food Trade Show! Buyers working in schools, hospitals, retail, restaurants, and other institutions will have the opportunity to sample local products, meet regional food producers, and learn how easy it is to access the bounty of the area. We hope to see you there!

3/28/19 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Use it Up! Save Money, Time, and the Environment by Reducing Food Waste

Want to prepare healthy meals, reduce food waste and save time and money? Just by making small changes in your cooking habits, you can do all these things and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

3/29/19 10:00am - 12:30pm

Hunger Free Vermont's 3SquaresVT Basic Training: St. Johnsbury

3SquaresVT, our nation's first response to hunger, helps an average of 74,000 Vermonters a month put food on their table every day, and many more are eligible. This free training will offer an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of 3SquaresVT eligibility, deductions, benefits and the application process, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, enhance outreach skills, and share experiences and best practices with colleagues from your region.

3/30/19 10:00am - 11:30am

Next Level Seminar: Master the Unusual Vegetables

Have you been stumped by artichokes, cardoons, celery, celeriac, cauliflower, leeks, onions? In this workshop, Red Wagon owner, Julie Rubaud, will take you through the steps you need to successfully grow these slightly tricky crops so that you can expand your gardening knowledge and repertoire. We will go over planting, mulching, soil and water needs, row covers, spacing, and specific tips and tricks so that you can try something new this year, and ensure a good rate of success.

3/30/19 11:00am - 2:00pm

Faces of Dairy: Conversations with Vermont Farmers

Rural Vermont Presents: Faces of Dairy: Conversations with Vermont Farmers Saturday, March 30th from 11am-2pm at the Dairy Center, Enosburg Falls Moderated by renowned Agronomist Heather Darby Free & open to the public