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9/30 - 10/6/19

Exploring Food in Your Backyard: Grow it. Hunt it. Find It.

Libraries across the state will be hosting "Exploring Food in Your Backyard" events from September 30 through October 6. Find an event near you at

9/30/19 8:00am - 11/22/19 5:00pm

The Real Cost of Food Online Course

The Real Cost of Food offers participants an opportunity to learn about the many social and environmental impacts associated with food production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Participants will engage with an array of audio, video, and written media, participate in discussion forums, and engage in an online Q&A session with Vermont-based instructor Eric Garza via Zoom each week. This online class begins on Monday, September 30, and will run for 8 consecutive weeks.

10/2/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

Using ingredients grown here on Shelburne Farms we will prepare fire cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables while learning about the many herbs that can help keep us healthy through the winter months.

10/6/19 10:00am - 11:00am

Heirloom Orchard Stroll at Scott Farm

Join orchardist Zeke Goodband for an entertaining and informative behind-the-scenes stroll through the heirloom orchard. Learn about bee hotels and the history and ecology of the orchard.

10/6/19 10:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Making Hard Cider at Scott Farm

Learn how to make your own hard cider with Jason MacArthur of Whetstone Ciderworks!.

10/6/19 10:00am - 2:00pm

Farm to Medicine Cabinet Intensive Workshop with Katherine Elmer & Nick Cavanaugh

The “weed walk” at Shelburne Farms will introduce participants to medicinal plants commonly found on different parts of the Vermont farm landscape and invites participants to incorporate nature-based local medicine into their lives. Learn basic skills for botanical identification and gather and process some of the herbs into classic medicinal remedies to take home.

10/10/19 9:30am - 3:30pm

3SquaresVT Outreach & Policy Conference

Please join Hunger Free Vermont and partners from across the state for the 2019 3SquaresVT Statewide Outreach and Policy Conference!

10/13/19 9:00am - 4:00pm

17th Annual Heirloom Apple Days at Scott Farm Orchard

Celebrate heirloom apples—fresh, baked and squeezed! Family activities offered Oct 13 and 14!

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!

10/13/19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pasture Walk & Pumpkin Picking at Ben's Pumpkins in East Hardwick, VT

Join Snug Valley Farm for an afternoon pasture walk (12-1 p.m.) followed by pumpkin picking at Ben's Pumpkins at 824 Pumpkin Lane in East Hardwick, VT! The farm store will also be open so visitors can stock up on grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork.

10/14/19 9:00am - 4:00pm

17th Annual Heirloom Apple Days at Scott Farm Orchard

Celebrate heirloom apples—fresh, baked and squeezed! Free admission with lots of family oriented activities!

10/15/19 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Art & Science of Herbal Tea with Spoonful Herbals - Autumn Edition

Celebrate and savor the earthy flavors of autumn with Spoonful Herbals and “Afternoon Teatime” at Shelburne Farms' historic Inn.

10/16/19 8:30am - 2:00pm

2019 Producer Buyer Forum: Rewards & Risks of Growth

The 4th Annual Producer, Buyer and Distributor Forum brings together producers, buyers and distributors working to increase regional food sales and distribution.

10/16/19 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 USDA NRCS. All meetings are open to the public.

10/17/19 4:00pm - 10/19/19 9:00pm


The September 20 Global Strike was amazing, but it’s just a start as we work to mobilize a global movement!

10/18/19 9:00am - 12:00pm

On-Farm Slaughter Workshop with Itinerant Slaughterer Mary Lake

This is an educational workshop about the slaughter of two pigs and the legal requirements for On-Farm Slaughter.

10/21/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Upper Valley Farmer Climate Network Kickoff

The climate is changing, let's get cracking!

10/22/19 11:00am - 10/24/19 1:00pm

National Farm Viability Conference

The National Farm Viability Conference is focused on strengthening farm sustainability, building stronger and more resilient local food systems and supporting the long term profitability of farming and agri-entrepreneurs from start-ups to generational businesses.

10/24/19 10:00am - 4:00pm

Today's Farmers, Tomorrow's Watershed Contractors

Vermont Farmers equipping ourselves to grow deep-soil wealth and security for all Vermonters.

10/24/19 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Essex County Farmer's Forum: Building a Producer Social Network

Join for an evening to connect with other farmers in the region to create a network, and learn from experts about marketing your farm.

10/26/19 6:00pm - 8:00pm

12th Annual Apple Harvest Dinner at Scott Farm Orchard

An apple lover's delight, this on-farm harvest dinner features heirloom apples, heirloom cider and vegetables grown at Scott Farm, and served by the staff.


2019 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

This webinar, followed by a daylong workshop is focused on operator competency in compost management and regulatory compliance, and includes a dynamic combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises.

11/1/19 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Salvation Farms Aid

Live Vermont musicians featured at silent auction and benefit concert for Salvation Farms!