Agritourism

The Agritourism Task Force formed in 2013 to advance Vermont’s culinary and agriculture tourism industry and communicate Vermont’s agricultural story. The task force includes both statewide and sub-state regional organizations. The task force developed its main purposes and objectives, which include: 

  • Serve as a resource for agriculture businesses interested in developing agritourism assets 
  • Function as a community of practice -- a space for practitioners to share, communicate, and offer opportunities for professional development 
  • Identify initiatives to advance the work of Farm to Plate through consumer education and agritourism
  • Develop a referral network for those involved in agritourism 
  • Conduct some strategic planning for the agritourism industry 
  • Coordinate with the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing on how we market Vermont
  • Interact and connect with Agriculture and Culinary Tourism Council and assist with Dig In Vermont website outreach 

Activities

Farmer Registration is Open for Open Farm Week 2019!

The planning has begun for our 5th annual Vermont Open Farm Week and hope that you will join us! This year’s Open Farm Week will take place August 9 - 15. Please save the date! Registration for farm participation is open will run until July 1st.

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Agritourism Workshop Series

Experience agritourism at some of Vermont’s premiere destinations. Whether you are new to agritourism or have years of experience, you are invited to join farmers as well as agricultural, tourism, and insurance professionals for farm tours and discussion about what works and what doesn’t. Topics will include safety, liability, marketing, and more. Resources and follow-up technical assistance will be available.

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