We just celebrated the fifth anniversary of Vermont Open Farm Week and what a week it was! Farmers throughout the state worked tirelessly to provide guests with incredible, accessible experiences - and the response was fantastic!
Visitors came from near and far to find some on-farm fun. Whether farms hosted a dinner, workshop, tour, or tasting - each event was successful in bringing people closer to Vermont's working landscape and offered a unique glance into Vermont's diverse agricultural communities. You can make every week an Open Farm Week! Use DigInVT.com to find farms open to the public and farm and food events across Vermont.
The Open Farm Week organizing committee was lucky enough to visit some first-time participant farms and a few of our old favorites.
We spoke with Across the Fence about Vermont Open Farm Week.
Vermont Tourism showed us the range of farms that opened their doors to visitors this year.
There were so many events and farms that folks could visit. Below are some of our favorite photos of the week.
The fuzzy llamas at Agape Hill Farm in Hardwick were ready to go for their Llama Walks.
The weather was perfect at Lavender Essentials of Vermont for their Lavender 5k.
Silloway Maple brought out the kids for the pancake breakfast and of course, the petting zoo.
We loved our visit to Homestead Hops in South Starksboro. Beer samples, perfect weather and a gorgeous location, it doesn't get better than that.
Open Farm Week is a collaborative statewide agritourism project organized by members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network including City Market, DigInVT.com, Shelburne Farms and Farm‐Based Education, NOFA‐VT, University of Vermont Extension, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Vermont Fresh Network and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. DigInVT.com is an online agritourism platform, run by a partnership of local nonprofit organizations, and virtual home to Open Farm Week. Vermont Open Farm Week is made possible by the generous support of its Premiere Sponsor, City Market/Onion River Coop & Media Sponsor, Front Porch Forum.
A huge thanks to participating farms, the Open Farm Week organizing team and generous sponsors for making the week a success.