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4/3/20 9:00am - 5:00pm

Real Organic Project Symposium: April 3 & 4, 2020 | Dartmouth College |

The Annual Real Organic Project’s Symposium is set for April 3 and 4 at Dartmouth College. Saturday evening's Keynote will be presented by Paul Hawken on Solutions To The Climate Emergency!

4/4/20 10:00am - 2:00pm

CANCELLED: Sneak Peek Open House

The Open House is cancelled, but all our workshops are available via Zoom and we are busy growing your plants, and doing everything possible to keep staff and community health at the forefront of all of our actions. We are adjusting delivery methods as needed. As we figure out new ways of doing things, please know, we are currently growing great plants for your gardens.

4/4/20 11:00am - 4:00pm

Fourth Annual Maple Festival at Hartshorn Farm

Celebrate one of Vermont’s super foods- MAPLE! Take a tour of our authentic working sugar house and watch Dave (5th generation Hartshorn maple sugar maker) and his dad, Paul, and other family members, boil sap and create their award winning maple syrup. Samples will be available, WARM, right out of the maple syrup canner.

4/5/20 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Butter, Yogurt and Cheese Making

Creating delicious & nutritious dairy products in your own kitchen

4/8/20 8:30am - 3:00pm

Food Connects’ Farm to School Conference

Food Connects Farm to School Conference will return this year on April 8. Hosted at the SIT Campus, the conference will bring together teachers, administrators, school nutrition professionals, parents, and other school-based staff for a day of learning, networking and resource sharing.

4/8/20 9:30am - 12:00pm

USDA State Technical Committee Meeting

The USDA State Technical Committee will convene on April 8, 2020, 9:30 at the USDA NRCS State Office in Colchester.

4/8/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

An Online Conversation: COVID-19 Adaptations for Farms with Direct Sales, eCommerce, and Agritourism

As essential businesses, how are farms adapting to the evolving COVID-19 situation with no-contact direct sales, restaurant closures, and farmers markets in flux?

4/10/20 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Virtual Wild Foods Cooking Demo: Trout and Farm Fresh Sides

Join Rooted in Vermont and Vermont Fish & Wildlife for a socially-distant Facebook Live event where they'll be showing off how to whip up an excellent spring time wild food dinner!

4/15 - 30, 20

Online Fruit Tree & Perennial Sale at Scott Farm Orchard through April 30

Looking for top quality bare-root fruit trees and unusual perennials to start or expand your home orchard or garden? Place an online order by April 30, with pick up by appointment at Scott Farm Orchard on May 2 or 3.

4/15/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Getting Started with Online Sales

Join us online or by phone for a conversation with Zac Smith from UVM Extension Farm Viability to provide an overview of how to get started online, following up on his terrific conversation with the UVM Extension Ag. Engineering podcast. Having a website is just one part of the digital ecosystem. This session is intended to be informative about all of the tools that must be in place in order to create a profitable online venture.

4/21/20 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Accepting SNAP/EBT as a Direct Market Farm

With the temporary closure of farmers markets and the increasing number of Vermonters eligible for SNAP benefits, it is more important than ever to be able to process EBT payments

4/29/20 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! Farmer stipends available.

4/29/20 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meat and Dairy Direct Sales: Navigating Regulations, Licenses, and Aggregation Opportunities

Are you a meat or dairy producer in wholesale/bulk markets and are considering a shift into direct sales? Are you selling veggies and thinking about adding meat and dairy products to your direct sales?

4/30/20 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Vermont Wild Kitchen: Wild Turkey and Foraged and Farm Fresh Sides

Join Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Rooted in Vermont in the Vermont Wild Kitchen! With spring turkey season upon us, Nicole Meier and Shane Rogers will demonstrate how to cook up a fabulous meal featuring wild turkey and foraged and farm fresh sides. Tune in through Facebook Live at and bring your questions and appetites!

4/30/20 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Telephone Town Hall on Local Food Systems and Agriculture during COVID-19

Town hall on agriculture and food systems during COVID-19.

5/1/20 12:30pm - 2:00pm

May Day Car Rally

Come out to support essential workers on dairy farms and beyond on International Workers Day!

5/1/20 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Food Systems Friday: Composting for Your Garden in the Time of COVID-19

Composting food wastes makes our food system cyclical. It's a bio-inoculant and fertilizer that improves our garden soil, keeps valuable carbon and nutrients out of the landfill, and saves us money. But what are some innovative ways for gardeners to make compost? What does compost do for plants and our soils? And why is it important to close the food cycle loop?