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Date Night: Open Farm Week 2018

Date nights can mean different things to different people. Nothing says love like spending time together while having dinner on the farm, taking a class to learn something new, or going on a behind the scenes tour of an orchard with a cider tasting. This August, bring your sweetheart on a rural adventure to a farm where farmers, producers, and chefs come together to create outstanding experiences. There's still time to make your plans for Vermont Open Farm Week 2018!


Monday, August 13th, 2018

Bread & Butter Farm

Shelburne Mozzarella Making 101

6:00 pm |Join Bread & Butter Farm for the second round of Mozzarella Making during Vermont Open Farm Week! This class is anything but cheesy. No, really, this class is the "whey" to go! All jokes aside, if you're looking to up your cheese game--look no further! During the class, participants will be guided through a recipe for making traditional mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella is a "quick" cheese, meaning participants will get to enjoy tasty samples at the end of the evening! Zero previous experience or knowledge required. This class will take place at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne and will be led by Phoebe Tucker, an educator, artist, and enjoyer of all thing dairy. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 Must register in advance at through City Market

Crossmolina Farm, Corinth

Yoga on the Farm

6:00 pm | Visit the folks at Crossmolina for yoga on the farm! Anne Bergeron will lead the farm-themed class right here on our beautiful farm! $12.

Smokey House Center, Danby

Herbal Farm Medicine

5:30 pm- 7:30 pm | Join Bruce Ketcham along with the Smokey House Center Farm staff in an herbal farm medicine workshop. The basics of foraged plant medicine will be covered with an opportunity to make a salve for farm cracked hands, topical itch spray and/or poultice and rejuvenating tea blend. The emphasis in this workshop is to use the wild plants around the cultivated community farm to make remedies that help with outdoor activities. Cost to Attend is Sliding Scale, $5- $15. No Pre-Registration Required.


Wednesday, August 15th

Trillium Hill Farm, Hinesburg

Trillium Hill Farm Party

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Attend a farm party! There will be farm tours, wood fired pizza with farm produced ingredients and live music! Tickets are $15 - $20. Register at

Free Verse Farm and Apothecary, Chelsea

Herb Farm Tour & Tea Tasting

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Enjoy a sensory tour of the perennial herb beds as well as of the herb drying and processing area. You'll learn about Free Verse Farm and Apothecary's farming practices (including their ethos, planting methods, and tools) and get introduced to the wide variety of herbs that are grown for their ever-growing line of products.

Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm, Hartland

Open House at Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Stop on by to say hi, have a tour of an eco-village, see how they grow shiitake mushrooms, pet an Icelandic lamb or Jersey calf, see the Fjord draft horses, check for eggs in the chicken coop, and taste cheese and maple syrup.  Taco's Tacos from nearby New Hampshire will be on-site with a food truck and delicious tacos for purchase featuring Cedar Mountain Farm beef and veggies.

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro

Cheesemaking in the Farm Kitchen

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Learn how to make butter, ricotta and mozzarella. Stop in for a hands-on cheesemaking class using Rebop's own raw cow milk. Designed to be useful for adventurous home cooks and folks that want to play with milk science!

Smokey House Center, Danby

Blueberry Jam & Potluck

2:00 pm- 7:30 pm | Stop by the u-pick blueberry field, where you'll pick berries from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm and then take them to the conference barn kitchen. Guided by Luna Collins,  you'll learn how to make your very own blueberry jam! An informal mid-summer potluck accompanied by local music will commence post jam-workshop. Come for a part of the afternoon/evening or stay for it all. Potluck and music from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. You must pay for your blueberries by weight at the farmstead. Sliding scale donation is suggested for the blueberry jam making $5-$15.


Thursday, August 16th

Jed's Maple Products, Derby

Paint & Sip

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Join Jed’s Maple for a fun evening painting on Sap bucket covers guided by local artist, Natalie Guillette! It's BYOB but they will have appetizers featuring their maple products. $50 a person. Please register in advance at (802) 766-2700.


Friday, August 17th

Maple Wind Farm, Richmond

Fried Chicken Dinner

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Visit the farm and feast on their delicious fried chicken with organic salads and fixins! Lawn games, local dessert vendor, and possible musical talents to make your evening! Join in for a family-friendly evening. Rain or Shine. Takeouts are available. No dogs, please. Plenty of parking and handicapped accessible. While visiting, take a peek in their chicken brooder. Buy Tickets at Children $12, Adults $20.

Four Springs Farm, Royalton

Yoga in the Field

5:30 pm‐6:15 pm |Join Ashley for an outdoor yoga class at Four Springs Farm! The class will be a slow Hatha flow class meant for all levels, from beginner to experienced yogi.   Enjoy the summer weather while immersed in the sounds of nature. Bring a yoga mat, towel or just practice on the grass!  Please register ahead of time as this is weather dependent – 802 763 7296 Open Farm Week special prices ‐ $5 for farmers, $7.50 all others.

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham

Hard Cidery Tour & Class

4:00 pm | Take a Hard Cidery Tour & Blending Class, Led by head Cidermaker Jeren Stoneman! This is a hands on class, and a tulip glass is included. $20 a person. Visit for more information.

Silloway Maple, Randolph Center

Pancake Supper at the Sugarhouse and Tour

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Enjoy pancakes with our own maple syrup, sausage, and watermelon as well as tours of the sugarhouse and/or a self-guided hike to the sugarwoods to see the sap lines.  There will also be hayrides! Dinner is $8.00 adult, $4.00 child. No registration required.

Tail Feather Farm, Middlebury

Farm Supper & Music

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Visit Tail Feather Farm for an open farm, farm market, petting zoo, farm supper and live music by Erin Cassels-Brown. Prices range from $4 to 18, if participating in farm supper portion. Petting zoo/farm activities are free. No registration is required, but RSVP appreciated.


Saturday, August 18th

Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott

Farm to Fork Grand Buffet with Movie and Mobile Bar

6:00 pm | In conjunction with Open Farm Week & Kingdom Farm & Field Days, Sandiwood Farm is having a family-friendly dinner buffet event with a movie! A unique and tasty buffet with farm grown and other local sides and of course dessert. A great time to gather with friends, family, meet new interesting people while watching an amazing sunset around a fire. This special buffet will also feature a movie. Come for a memorable, old-time Vermont evening, dress for the weather. Tell your friends and family, an authentic culinary on farm event not to be missed! We look forward to hosting you! Non-alcoholic drinks provided. Cash bar by Black Bird Bar Catering. $50 a person reserved in advance, $65 on the farm, special 10 reservations for $450. Children 6-10 $35., 6 and under free. Reserve at

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham

Hard Cidery Tour & Class

2:00 pm | Take a Hard Cidery Tour & Blending Class, Led by head Cidermaker Jeren Stoneman! This is hands-on, and a tulip glass is included. $20 a person. Visit for more information. 

Crossmolina Farm, Corinth

Blythedale Farm Comes to Crossmolina Farm

6:00 pm| Artisanal Cheese comes to Pizza Night! The family down the road makes some of the best cheese in Vermont. Let's put it on pizza! Cheese tasting, special products for sale AND special pizza options! No Registration Required.

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro

Supper on the Farm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Join the folks at Rebop Farm for a lovely evening at their scenic farm. Enjoy a local meal, made from  Rebop farm-raised ingredients. $40, please email to register.


Sunday, August 19th

Huntington River Vineyard, Huntington

Delicious dinner by an outstanding chef paired with our wines!

3:00 pm - Dusk |Delicious dinner by an outstanding chef paired with Huntington River wines! The menu will be available on the website the week of the event. Reservations strongly suggested as it is a first come first served dinner.  Wine sold by the glass. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy views of the vineyard, horses in the pasture and a beautiful farm evening. Prices, reservations, and more information can be found at


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