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3/3/20 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Food Connects 2020 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!

3/11/20 12:30am - 6:00am

Saffron Farm Tour

Saffron is a high value crop that is now being cultivated in Vermont. Growers are getting $25-50 per gram. Come see saffron production in the field and in high tunnels.

3/11/20 8:30am - 12:00pm

ACORN Winter Workshop Series: Cost of Production Workshop For Farmers & Food Manufacturers

Understanding your costs of production guides you to profitability and more informed decision making. Calley Hastings of Fat Toad Farm will share her personal insights growing her farm-based business. In this small group workshop, participants will go through the steps of analyzing costs and calculating what it costs to produce a unit of product.


Saffron: Perfecting Production & Market Opportunities

The North American Center for Saffron Research and Development at the University of Vermont (UVM) is hosting the 4th annual workshop on Saffron production and marketing on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Burlington, VT. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, with a retail price of over $5,000/lb. It is made from the stigmas of a fall-blooming crocus flower (Crocus sativus), and is used as a culinary spice, coloring agent and medicinal herb. Saffron is a high-value crop that could significantly strengthen sustainable agriculture, and preserve the rural working landscapes of North America. Both on-site and on-line registration is available.

3/12/20 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Hemp Happy Hour

Calling all hemp growers! ACORN wants to hear how your 2019 hemp growing season went. This will be a casual debrief session in a supportive environment. We know 2019 was a huge year; share the good, the bad, and the ugly with other growers. From planting through to processing, let's hear how you did and how you are going to move forward.

3/12/20 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Use it Up! Save Money & Time by Reducing Food Waste

A FREE hands-on workshop about meal planning, demystifying expiration dates, and low-waste cooking.

3/14/20 9:00am - 3:30pm

Jr Iron Chef VT Competition

Jr Iron Chef VT is a statewide culinary competition organized by Vermont FEED challenging teams of middle and high school students to engage in improving their own health and the health of their community by creating nutritious, local dishes to inspire school meal programs.

3/15/20 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Nightshade Kitchen presents The Western Den, Olivia Barton and Bear's Tapestry

We present this event with the belief that a piece of music is enriched when accompanied by a fine meal, that food is similarly enriched when accompanied by a song. The chefs spoon is stirred with the same care and calculation with which the fingers strum a chord, by which the hand pats the back. Finally, this event is made possible and affordable through resources gathered from our community, the voluntary hard work and support of ordinary people and the respect of all guests.

3/18/20 9:00am - 12:00pm

How to Make Your Company More Credit Worthy & How to Prepare a Budget

Marketing and finances are the two most crucial aspects for success or failure in any business. Come to this workshop and learn some important takeaways on the latter.

3/21/20 10:00am - 3/22/20 6:00pm

Open Maple Sugarhouse at Silloway Maple

Bring the family for our 2020 Annual Open Maple Sugarhouse - maple treats, tours, hayrides, and farm animals!

3/21/20 10:00am - 3/22/20 1:00pm

Maple Open House Weekend at Shelburne Farms

Join us at Shelburne Farms to explore the sugarbush with free programming for all ages!

3/21/20 10:00am - 12:00pm

Beginner's Guide to Planning the Vegetable Garden

Map out the vegetable garden of your dreams at this Red Wagon Plants workshop.

3/24/20 9:00am - 5:30pm

2020 Grain Growers Conference - "Revitalizing a Local Grains Community"

Get to know what local opportunities are available for grain growers by meeting local buyers in the region. Additional conference sessions will include: sensory analysis, tasting panels, producing seed, no-till in organic systems, UVM research results, and much more! Don't forget the hands-on baking sessions, which will include Baking Theory, Old World Grains, and Baking Bread for Busy Farmers.

3/25/20 10:00am - 1:00pm

Rural Vermont Presents: Small Farm Action Day

Come out for a crash course in citizen advocacy and make your voice heard! March Small Farm Action Day is co-hosted by NOFA-VT. Farmer stipends available.

3/25/20 10:00am - 4:00pm

Connecticut River Valley Crops & Soils Meeting (Springfield)

Come learn about how farms consider alternative revenue streams, growing small grains, Risk Management, updates from the payment for ecosystem services working group - and stay for recertification in custom manure application from 3-4.

3/28/20 9:00am - 5:00pm

Apple Tree Pruning and Grafting Workshops

Come out to Walden Heights Orchard for a full day of Apple workshops on March 28th.

3/28/20 10:00am - 12:00pm

Beginner's Guide to Planning the Medicinal Herb Garden - video conference

Ready to start or expand your herb garden? Curious about the medicinal properties of the plants you already love to grow? Join herbalist, gardener and Red Wagon Plants employee Sophie Cassel in a video conference as we dive into planning, planting, and using herbs all season long.

3/29/20 9:00am - 12:30pm

On-Farm-Slaughter Workshop at Wild Roots Farm

This is an educational workshop on the slaughter and processing of two goats guided by Mary Lake. Mary Lake is a professional itinerant slaughterer, butcher and sheep shearer who lives in Tunbridge.