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10 October, 2017 - by DigInVT

Tis' the APPLE season!

No apple tastes better than the one you pick yourself on a crisp autumn day. Get out and enjoy the apple season - it's one of Vermont's finest! Here are some apple-tastic events to get you started.

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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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26 April, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network Staff

Fresh off the Farm - Spring-Dug Parsnips

Bright green sprouts, shoots and baby greens may be the first local produce you look for in spring, but the true first harvest (after maple, of course) has been ripening and sweetening in the ground all winter. The extreme temperatures of our northern Vermont winters convert the starches in the parsnips to sugar and allow the parsnips' flavor to mellow. The result is a magically sweet, tender root. Christa from Jericho Settlers Farm says they even smell great, "after we've washed a batch and put them in the walk-in cooler the cooler smells sweet for several days."

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15 March, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Visit Silloway Maple Farm in Randolph

Maple Open House Weekend, and any time Bette Lambert of Silloway Maple Farm can welcome visitors to the sugarhouse in Randolph, Vermont is a favorite experience. "I love our way of life so much, farming and sugaring, I'm eager to share it with other people!" Hospitality is Bette's forte. Throughout the winter and spring season, maple is not the only harvest at Silloway. Bette can be found harvesting clean fresh snow after each storm to fill many trough coolers. Why snow? Bette collects the flakes to make sure she can offer authentic sugar on snow to their visitors year-round!     

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15 March, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Rest your Head at the Norwich Inn for Maple Open House Weekend

Established in 1797, the Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vermont is a historic Vermont property rich with tradition and many stories within its walls. The Inn was the first to welcome a US president to dinner! James Monroe visited the Inn's Tavern in 1817 and (rumor has it) the tavern operated in secret during Vermont's prohibition in the 1920s. Since then, the Inn has added modern comforts and efficiencies - they are a Green Hotel and committed to local as a long-time member of the Vermont Fresh Network - while keeping their historic charm. 

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13 March, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Sweet Stays! Maple Season Deals at Vermont Inns and B&Bs

It's the sweetest season here in the Green Mountain State, and sugar houses across Vermont are getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to their businesses. More than 70 sugarhouses will open their doors to the public on March 25th and 26th for sap tapping, demonstrations, sugar bush tours, maple doughnut dining, sugar-on-snow and so much more!

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9 March, 2017 - by Dakin Farm

Maple Info: What's Up with the Grading?

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March 25th and 26th is Maple Open House weekend all around Vermont. The Vermont Sugar Makers Association coordinates this event, and you can see the list of the open sugar houses here. Our events page is filling with special maple-themed events that will be taking place. Leading up to the weekend, we're posting some informational articles about maple syrup in Vermont. . . first up, the changes in maple grading - in a post originally published by Dakin Farm.

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9 March, 2017 - by Jen Williams, Vermont Arts Council

Springtime in Vermont means Maple & Murals, Sugarhouses & Sculptures

This article was originally published by our friends at the Vermont Arts Council.

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2 March, 2017 - by Charlie Nardozzi

Gardening Thoughts from Charlie Nardozzi

In spite of the temperature swing back to wintertime after a few weeks of spring, it’s still the moment to start thinking about gardening. Our calendar is filling with gardening classes and workshops, and the Vermont Flower Show is this weekend. Vermont farmers will be planting seeds indoors not just for their own crops, but to sell as starts in the first Farmers’ Markets of spring. Some of us got into the spirit of gardening for 2017 a few weeks ago in the homesteader track of the NOFA-VT conference. Charlie Nardozzi is an author, speaker, commentator and workshop leader who has been educating us about gardening for years - and to encourage garden dreaming we’re bringing you excerpts from his most recent newsletter. You can read the full newsletter and see where Charlie is speaking next at his website: http://gardeningwithcharlie.com/

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14 February, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Cider Week!

Celebrate Vermont Cider! During Vermont Cider Week, February 24th - March 5th, Vermonters and visitors can find tastings, pairing dinners and cider festivities happening throughout the state. Check out the following events and visit Vermont Cider Week's website for more information about events.

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