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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!

7/2/19 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Susan Staley at Shelburne Farms

This “weed walk” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of Vermont’s working lands, deepen your appreciation of the local food movement, and introduce you to nature-based, local medicine as part of a resilient food system.

7/10/19 11:00am - 5:00pm

Woodchip Barnyard Tour of Snug Valley Farm and Shire Beef

Did your barnyard take a hit this spring? Looking for a cost-effective solution to keep your animals dry and cozy? Beef or Dairy cattle – woodchip heavy use areas might be a good fit for your farm. Join VGFA for a tour of two woodchip barnyards that were constructed in 2018.

7/11/19

'Farmer of the Year'. Independent Feature Film by Vermont Filmmakers coming to Derby Line, Vermont

An aging farmer struggles to maintain his youth by road-tripping across the country with his granddaughter in a '73 Winnebago. Contains themes of farming, aging, aging farmers, transition, farm succession and family. 15% of the proceeds benefit Vermont Land Trust.

7/11/19 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social: De La Bruere Organic Dairy (Essex)

Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of De La Bruere Organic Dairy!

7/12/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

'Farmer of the Year'. Independent Feature Film by Vermont Filmmakers coming to Plainfield, Vermont

An aging farmer struggles to maintain his youth by road-tripping across the country with his granddaughter in a '73 Winnebago. Addresses themes of farming, transitions, aging, farming succession and family. 15% of the proceeds benefit Vermont Land Trust.

7/13/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

'Farmer of the Year'. Independent Feature Film by Vermont Filmmakers coming to Enosburg Falls, VT

An aging farmer struggles to maintain his youth by road-tripping across the country with his granddaughter in a '73 Winnebago. Addresses themes of farming, transitions, aging, farming succession, family. 15% of the proceeds benefit Vermont Land Trust.

7/14/19 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Katherine Elmer at Shelburne Farms

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

7/17/19 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Reducing Labor and Costs in Intensive Pasture Poultry Management at Maple Wind Farm

Are you considering growing more birds? Join Bruce Hennessey at Maple Wind Farm’s poultry facility while he shares his experience raising laying hens, meat birds and turkeys; growing from a backyard flock to scaling-up egg washing to processing thousands of birds in a state-inspected on-farm facility.

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!