Last week was the fourth annual 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.
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 our generous sponsors for making the week a success.
Below are some of our favorite pictures of the week.
There were plenty of things to see, do, and taste at Cobb Hill and Cedar Mountain Farm in Hartland!
Here is a collage of garlic braiding at Last Resort Farm in Monkton. So pretty.
And a visit to first time participant, Minature Farm in Milton...
The folks at Smokey Ridge Farm in Danby held an herbal medicine class.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture produced a video of their visit to the Vermont Cranberry Company (also a first-timer) in East Fairfield. We love it!
Check out the gorgeous views from Greenfield Highland Beef in Plainfield. It was a perfectly beautiful day.