14 August, 2017 - by DigInVT - Staff

Vermont Open Farm Week

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Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 14-20, 2017 taking place at farms across Vermont! 

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Plan your schedule for this year's Vermont Open Farm Week - get to know the places where your food comes from and the people that make it all happen. Enjoy a range of events from on-farm dinners to workshops and tours that will be uniquely crafted at every farm. Whether you stay close to home or travel to unknown corners of Vermont, you're sure to have a fantastic experience!

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25 July, 2017 - by Vera Simon-Nobes

Date Night on the Farm

Nothing says love like the freshest food and a beautiful landscape. This August, bring your sweetheart on a rural adventure to a farm where producers and chefs come together to create outstanding meals. There's still time to book your dinners during Vermont Open Farm Week!

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20 July, 2017 - by Jasmyn Druge

Unique Workshops for Open Farm Week 2017

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Want to learn something new? Open Farm Week 2017 is home to some amazing workshops that could either help you perfect a skill or break you out of your comfort zone and discover a new passion! 

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On-farm meals are a great way to experience a farm and the food they grow or the animals they raise. Enjoy a fantastic meal with people from the community who appreciate local food just like you while getting to know the farmers. There are a few on-farm meals during Open Farm Week 2017, so make it a point to go to one near (or far away from) you!

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20 July, 2017 - by Jasmyn Druge

Kid Friendly Open Farm Week 2017 Events

There are over 80 Open Farm Week 2017 events, so choosing which ones will work for your little ones can be daunting. With that in mind, we made it easy to find the kid friendly events statewide for you and your family because it's never too early to teach your kids where their food comes from!

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18 July, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Plate Cheese Like a Pro

Though it's unofficial, July is the cheesiest month of the year - the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival takes over Shelburne Farms on August 16th and ushers in a string of national and worldwide cheese competitions where Vermont producers win big. Of course, we don't need fancy awards to know that Vermont cheese is exceptional, but it's nice to share our knowledge with the world. Naturally, Vermont chefs also know a thing or two about our state pride and you can find gourmet cheese lists and boards in restaurants across the state. Here are some pro tips, pics, and [virtual] tastes of their cheese boards.

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Two of the summer's most anticipated food and beverage events happen within one week of each other! On July 16th the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival comes to Shelburne Farms bringing Vermont's world-famous cheesemakers together under one roof (or tent, rather) to sample hundreds of new and classic styles surrounded by beverage and specialty food artisans to complement. The following weekend, July 21st and 22nd, is the Vermont Brewers Festival in Burlington where thousands of beer lovers pilgrimage to the craft beer mecca that is the Green Mountain State. 

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20 June, 2017 - by Jasmyn Druge

Pick-Your-Own Locations

There's no better way to truly appreciate the freshness of Vermont berries than going and picking them yourself. Below is a list split up by county to encourage you to go pick-your-own this season! Be sure to always call the farm ahead to verify their pick-your-own hours.

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16 June, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

The Farm to Fork Experience - Sandiwood Farm

29 years ago Bob and Sara were married on the land that is now Sandiwood Farm. Boasting incredible 360 views, breathtaking sunsets and beautiful moonrises they knew this was the place they would build their home-farm and raise their family. The farm produces maple, produce, cut flowers and also operates as a one of a kind event venue where you can dine in a greenhouse surrounded by the same fresh produce that goes into your meal.

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