13 August 2017 - by DigInVT.com

Open Farm Week 2017: Participating Farms and Farmers Markets

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!

Looking for kid-friendly events? Following this link.

Connecting with your farmer and food through an on-farm meal is a wonderful way to spend Vermont Open Farm Week. Click here for a listing of on-farm meals!

See the listing of workshops by clicking here!

Want to view this all on a map? Click here and explore the pins on the map. Don't forget to click "Learn More" to see the full description of a farm or market.

* = Events that request or require registration


Today's Events: 

Sunday, August 20th

North

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

Kindgdom Farm and Food Days

Explore the Northeast Kingdom's rich food and farm scene! The Northeast Kingdom Farm & Food Days is a weekend long celebration of regional farms, local food, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses

Central

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham
Wagon Rides, Pick-Your-Own Peaches, and Solar Tours | 12:00 am - 2:00 pm | Ride around the orchard in a wagon with a stop at their solar trackers, finishing with pick-your-own organic and eco-certified peaches

Green Mountain Girls, Northfield
* Farm to Table Dinner at Ariel's Restaurant | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Green Mountain Girls Farm meats, fruit, herbs, and veggies together with contributions from others in the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative will be prepared and served by Chef Lee Duberman and Richard Fink who will host the dinner in their backyard, overlooking Sunset Lake in Brookfield, a quintessential Vermont village

Greenfield Highland Beef, Plainfield
Picnic by the Pasture at Shat Acres Farm | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Enjoy the peace of a Vermont hill farm and the majesty of Highland Cattle when you visit award-winning Shat Acres Farm in Plainfield, Vermont. Open Farm Week guests are invited to enjoy the farm and, depending on good weather, bring a picnic and blanket, a book or crossword puzzle, and of course your camera! Take in the sweeping mountain and valley views while learning how Janet and Ray respectfully provide customers with healthy, locally, and humanely raised meat. Beef will be available to sample and purchase. Rain or shine. No tickets required.

Root 5 Farm, Fairlee
Farm Tours | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Farm-led tours

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

South

Deer Ridge Farm, Guilford
Flower Identification and Tour | 10:00 am | Walk the flower gardens and learn about different types of flowers from Jerry Smith, who has been growing flowers for over 30 years

Larson Farm & Creamery, Wells
Farm Tour and Gelato Tasting | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Learn about pasture bio-diversity and meet the sweet cows. The tour ends at the new creamery where you will learn how these farmers blend their rich organic Vermont milk with traditional Italian ice cream recipes to create one-of-kind gelato, creamline yogurt, and mouth-watering golden butter. For a finale, enjoy a flight of sweet cream, maple, and chocolate gelato samples

Parris Hill Farm Alpacas and the AlpacArt Studio, Brownsville
Meet the Parris Hill Farm Alpacas & Shop at the AlpacArt Studio | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | "Alpaca 101" - Learn all about the Alpaca

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs

Scott Farm, Dummerston
Orchard Stroll | 10:00 am | Join Orchardist Zeke Goodband to learn about the history of their heirloom fruits. You'll discuss orchard ecology, how grafting was used to create the orchard, scout for pests and discuss how they manage them

Trollhaugen Farm, Newfane
* Felting Slippers (part 2) | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Finish making your slippers begun Saturday


Past Events...

Monday, August 14th

North

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

Jed's Maple Products, Derby
Maple Speciality Food Tasting | All Day | Taste maple specialty foods made right on the farm

Central

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

South

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Storytime, and Games

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs

Trollhaugen Farm, Newfane
Felting Slippers (part 1) | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm | Make yourself a pair of 100% wool slippers using wool from our sheep. Wool is an amazing material that absorbs all odors, perfect for slippers!


Tuesday, August 15th

North

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

Jed's Maple Products, Derby
* Paint and Sip at the Sugarhouse | 6:30 pm | Paint sap buckets with one of our local art teachers

North Williston Cattle Co., Williston

Farm Tours | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Visit the nursery and see how they raise their newborn Holstein calves and tour the robotic milkers to see how technology helps manage the farm. The cows are able to choose to be milked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte
* Grazing Research and Field Day & Pasture Walk with Jim Gerrish | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm | Join staff from the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture's Pasture and Farming & Climate Change programs to spend a day on a diversified, grass-based farm in Charlotte 

Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge
* Farmers Table Dinner and Tour | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Family style Chef dinner and farm hayride tour

Central

Crossmolina Farm, Corinth
Poetry Themed Farm Tour | 6:00 pm | Join Crossmolia Farm for a group poetry reading as you tour the gardens and pastures of the farm

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugar house and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock 
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers

South

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert 
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Storytime, and Games

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
* Draft Horse Clinic for Teens | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Visitors from 12 - 15 years old will learn how to care for horses, and may have an opportunity to harness & drive our draft horse team

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | 
Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs

Trollhaugen Farm, Newfane
* Felting Slippers (part 2) | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Finish making your slippers begun Monday

Wednesday, August 16th

North

Boston Post Dairy, LLC, Enosburg Falls
Family Fun Day | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Go and visit their farm and animals! There will be face-painting, and a chance to sample their award-winning cheeses while you learn how cheese is made. Visitors can pet the goats and calves, feed the ducks, goats and chickens, and participate in their Boston Post Dairy Quest

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

Jed's Maple Products, Derby

Tours with Sugarmaker Steve | 10:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm | Tour our woods, museum and sugarhouse

Last Resort Farm, Bristol
* Learn To Make Garlic Braids | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Their expert braiders will share their skills and show you how to make a beautiful braid to enjoy all winter or give as a unique gift

North Williston Cattle Co., Williston

Farm Tours | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Visit the nursery and see how they raise their newborn Holstein calves and tour the robotic milkers to see how technology helps manage the farm. The cows are able to choose to be milked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott
* Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop | 2:30 pm | Come gather in the Northeast Kingdom to learn Pine Needle Basketry! In this Work(play)shop, we will each create our own deliciously fragrant small basket from the land using only Pine Needles and twine. This skills class will be offered at Sandiwood Farm over a period of four hours from 2:30-6:30, and is open to all those age 11 and up!

Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott
* Sandiwood Farm to Fork Dinner with Movie | 6:30 pm | A unique, tasty buffet dinner with local sides featuring farm-grown produce and of course dessert. Complimentary bar beverage for advanced reservations

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
Garden Party at the Children's Farmyard | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | The garden in the Children's Farmyard at Shelburne Farms is full of possibilities. Join farmyard educators for a harvesting adventure, then concoct tasty kitchen creations! 

Thompson Family Farm, Craftsbury
Maple Syrup Tasting | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Try different grades of maple syrup, learn how to use maple syrup and maple sugar in your recipes. Leave with some recipe cards

Trillium Hill Farm, Hinesburg
* Trillium Hill Harvest Party | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Join farmers Sara, James, and Ruby from Trillium Hill Farm for an evening of wood-fired pizza, music, drinks, and farm tours. This casual dinner is rain or shine

Central


Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers

South

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Storytime, and Games

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
* Cheesemaking in the Farm Kitchen | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Hands-on cheesemaking class using their own raw cow milk. Designed to be useful for adventurous home cooks and folks that want to play with milk science! You will likely make butter, ricotta, mozzarella, creme fraiche, and/or sour cream. You'll also have a tour of the milking facilities.

Smokey House Center, Danby
Community Farm Field Tour | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Their Community Farm Educator will tour the 2017 Community Farm Project engaging participants in an in-depth discussion about the crops they choose to grow, and how they grow on a limited budget in order to be able to give the food away for free

Trollhaugen Farm
, Newfane

* Making The Perfect Crêpe and Galette | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | We will practice mixing up and cooking crepes

Thursday, August 17th

North

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

Jed's Maple Products, Derby
Maple Speciality Food Tasting | All Day | Taste maple specialty foods made right on the farm

Maple Wind Farm, Richmond 
* Fried Chicken Dinner | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Maple Wind Farm has the best chicken in town, and on August 17, you can enjoy it battered and fried with all the fixins’ right on their Richmond farm. Enjoy lawn games, a local fiddler, and a chance to view the farm's chick brooding facilities. Fried chicken will be sold by the bucket or the plate, and locally made Sisters of Anarchy ice cream will be available to purchase, too! Advance reservations strongly encouraged.

North Williston Cattle Co., Williston
Farm Tours | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Visit the nursery and see how they raise their newborn Holstein calves and tour the robotic milkers to see how technology helps manage the farm. The cows are able to choose to be milked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Central

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham
Cider Tasting and Sunset Walk | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Join head cidermaker Jeren Stoneman at their brand new tasting room for a guided cider tasting. You'll head on up to the Pinnacle at sunset for early apples, fresh peaches, and a killer sunset

Green Mountain Girls, Northfield
* Scarecrow Making, Pick-Your-Own Herbs and Farm Tours | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Tour will include pigs and poultry on pasture, sampling your way through the gardens and the herbs and edible flowers of the orchard understory and getting up close to the 3 Sisters -- their field of corn, beans, and squash grown using traditional Native American companion planting. Farmers will help you sample edible flowers and herbs in our pick-your-own herb garden. And there will be a scarecrow workshop, (bring your own shirt and pants, hat optional!) *Please bring worn out clothes no longer useful to people to lessen ecological waste. Stick skeleton will be provided to those who rsvp

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers

South

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Storytime, and Games

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Farm Chores for Children | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Join the farm staff for daily chores. Ages 3 years old and up. This "workshop" is designed to introduce children to simple farm routines & products and to meet the animals under expert supervision

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs

Trollhaugen Farm, Newfane
* Making The Perfect Crêpe and Galette | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | You
 will practice mixing up and cooking crepes and gluten-free galettes


Friday, August 18th

North 

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

East Hill Tree Farm, Plainfield
Edible Landscaping Soils and Sites: Farm Tour | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Come tour East Hill Tree Farm with owner Nicko Rubin and learn how to work with challenging sites and improve soil to ensure your plantings thrive

Jed's Maple Products, Derby
Maple Speciality Food Tasting | All Day | Taste maple specialty foods made right on the farm

Kindgdom Farm and Food Days

Explore the Northeast Kingdom's rich food and farm scene! The Northeast Kingdom Farm & Food Days is a weekend long celebration of regional farms, local food, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses

Thompson Family Farm, Craftsbury
Beef Tasting Trials | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Get a jump on lunch! See if you can tell the difference between their American-Style Kobe beef and their Hereford breed meat. Both are exceptional. Come develop your taste!

Central

Brookfield Bees, Brookfield
Honey Tasting and Open House | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Choose honey to taste from their worldwide collection and compare to their wildflower honey. There will also be a brief tour of the maple sugar set-up and honey extraction process (not actively doing these). A woods walk to bee hive location option as well

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham
Cider Tasting and Sunset Walk | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Join head cidermaker Jeren Stoneman at their brand new tasting room for a guided cider tasting. You'll head on up to the Pinnacle at sunset for early apples, fresh peaches, and a killer sunset

Crossmolina Farm, Corinth
Friday Night Pizza | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Join Crossmolina Farm for pizza on the farm. Take it home or stay a while and listen to their weekly line up of live and local acoustic music! Music begins at 6pm. There will also be a cheese tasting with neighboring farm Blythedale Cheese

Free Verse Farm & Apothecary, Chelsea
Farm Tour and Herbal Tea Party | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Enjoy a tour of their beautiful hillside herb farm, which boasts stunning views, wildflower meadows, grazing livestock, and a great sensory experience! Once the tour ends, you'll be treated to a tea party, where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of their farm-grown herbal tea blends, plus delicious locally-sourced snacks. Visitors will also have the opportunity to peruse their full line of herbal products for sale

Mad River Valley Quest, Waitsfield 
Join four farms in the Mad River Valley for a fun, educational way to learn about the rich history of agriculture in Vermont and to make connections with farms and food. At each farm there will be a unique Quest, also known as a Scavenger Hunt. Each Quest will take you on a short journey around the farm to find the treasure box where you will place a stamp in your passport. Pick up a passport at one of the contributing farms (listed below) or at a local business in the area. Once you have all four farm stamps you can mail in your passport to enter to win one of five prizes.
The four farms include: Hartshorn Farm, Gaylord Farm, Knoll Farm, and Lareau Farm / American Flatbread

Silloway Maple, Randolph Center
Pancake Supper | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm | It's breakfast for dinner! Join Silloway Maple sugarmakers for a pancake supper in their Randolph, Vermont sugarhouse. Enjoy watermelon, pancakes, sausage, and their award-winning maple syrup from their wood-fired evaporator. Serving dinner from 5-7 pm. Come early for a maple candy making demonstration at 4:30! 

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, South Woodstock
Sampling & Tour | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Free samples of cheese and crackers

South

Larson Farm & Creamery, Wells
Farm Tour and Gelato Tasting | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Learn about pasture bio-diversity and meet the sweet cows. The tour ends at the new creamery where you will learn how these farmers blend their rich organic Vermont milk with traditional Italian ice cream recipes to create one-of-kind gelato, creamline yogurt, and mouth-watering golden butter. For a finale, enjoy a flight of sweet cream, maple, and chocolate gelato samples

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Children's Garden Party | 10:00 am | Planting, Weeding, Harvesting, Storytime, and Games

Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert
Wagon Tour of the Farm | Afternoon (call for time) | Fern & Arch provide 2-horsepower transportation for an extended tour. As you ride, a member of the farm staff will describe their farming operations and will discuss larger issues & current trends in sustainable agriculture

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro

Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs

Smokey House Center, Danby
Community Farm Public Volunteer Hours | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Every Friday they host open farm hours where the Farm Educator leads volunteers in a community farm project. This could be harvesting and preparing a CSA share for the Community Members, cultivating or transplanting into the fields, making compost tea for young seedlings or repairing garden carts. Join them during their open farm hours and they will give you a tour of the Community Farm project and engage you in a short day-in-the-life of a farmer

Trollhaugen Farm, Newfane
* Crêpe and Galette Dinner, then local fresh fruit and ice cream dessert | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Savory gluten free galette dinner and crêpe dessert, served in the middle of the garden



Saturday, August 19th

North

Berry Creek Farm, Westfield
* Celebrating 25 years of Growing | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Farm tour followed by NOFA-VT Pizza Oven fresh pizza

Butterworks Farm, Westfield
Farm Tours and Smoothies | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Enjoy tours on the farm with a smoothie! 

Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Market, workshops, and demonstrations. Enjoy food and music, learn something new at one of their workshops and demonstrations and pick up your produce and unique handcrafted products

Clyde River Farm, East Charleston
On-Farm Community Lunch | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Enjoy a free lunch served by the Green Mountain Farm-to-School Lunchbox food truck 

Devaney Farm, West Charleston
Tasting of Preserves | All Day | A tasting of their hot pepper jelly, pickles, and sheep feta cheese

East Hill Tree Farm, Plainfield
100 Varieties of Fruit: Farm Tour | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Enjoy a walk through the super diverse plantings of East Hill Tree Farm. Discussion will focus on the wide range of fruits and companion plants from currants to kiwi growing at the farm

Jed's Maple Products, Derby
Maple Speciality Food Tasting | All Day | Taste maple specialty foods made right on the farm

Kindgdom Farm and Food Days

Explore the Northeast Kingdom's rich food and farm scene! The Northeast Kingdom Farm & Food Days is a weekend long celebration of regional farms, local food, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte
* Morning Music for Little Farmers | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Explore farm animals, vegetables, soil, and more through song and play. Bring your little farmers to the Livestock Barn at Philo Ridge Farm for a fun morning of exploration, featuring music with Julia Wayne of Mayfly 

Pitchfork Farm, Burlington
* Crop Mob | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Join Pitchfork Farm for a volunteer work party on the farm! City Market members can get member worker hours for this event. Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water.

Valley Dream Farm, Cambridge

* Farmers Table Dinner and Tour | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Family style Chef dinner and farm hayride tour

Central

Brookfield Bees, Brookfield
Honey Tasting and Open House | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Choose honey to taste from their worldwide collection and compare to their wildflower honey. There will also be a brief tour of the maple sugar set-up and honey extraction process (not actively doing these). A woods walk to bee hive location option as well

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham
Wagon Rides, Pick-Your-Own Peaches, and Solar Tours | 12:00 am - 2:00 pm | Ride around the orchard in a wagon with a stop at their solar trackers, finishing with pick-your-own organic and eco-certified peaches

Crossmolina Farm, Corinth
* Pickle Making Workshop | 1:00 pm | Learn to make and preserve your own pickles from scratch

Hartshorn Farm, Waitsfield
Farm to Table Dinner | 6:30 pm | Using the farms organic produce, they will prepare a truly localvore farm-to-plate experience that is an authentic Vermont, unique, inspiring, and fun event that you will remember for a long time

Lester Farm & Market, New Haven
Meet the Animals, Taste the Tomatoes, and Tour the Farm | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Petting zoo (dwarf goats, sheep, chickens, geese). Samplings of tomatoes and other produce. Wagon ride around the farm (weather permitting)

Mad River Valley Quest, Waitsfield 
Join four farms in the Mad River Valley for a fun, educational way to learn about the rich history of agriculture in Vermont and to make connections with farms and food. At each farm there will be a unique Quest, also known as a Scavenger Hunt. Each Quest will take you on a short journey around the farm to find the treasure box where you will place a stamp in your passport. Pick up a passport at one of the contributing farms (listed below) or at a local business in the area. Once you have all four farm stamps you can mail in your passport to enter to win one of five prizes.
The four farms include: Hartshorn Farm, Gaylord Farm, Knoll Farm, and Lareau Farm / American Flatbread

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm, Woodstock
Junior Sugarmaking Learning & Quiz | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Children and adults can sample maple syrup, walk the maple trail, visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple syrup is made in the spring. Earn a Sugarmaker Certificate after finding the answers to a 10 question quiz

South

Larson Farm & Creamery, Wells
Farm Tour and Gelato Tasting | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Learn about pasture bio-diversity and meet the sweet cows. The tour ends at the new creamery where you will learn how these farmers blend their rich organic Vermont milk with traditional Italian ice cream recipes to create one-of-kind gelato, creamline yogurt, and mouth-watering golden butter. For a finale, enjoy a flight of sweet cream, maple, and chocolate gelato samples

Meadow's Bee Farm, Windham
Morning Chores and Garden Work | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Milk cows, put sheep on pasture, feed chickens and weed the garden

Parris Hill Farm Alpacas and the AlpacArt Studio, Brownsville
Meet the Parris Hill Farm Alpacas & Shop at the AlpacArt Studio | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | "Alpaca 101" - Learn all about the Alpaca

Rebop Farm, Brattleboro
Evening Chores and Farm Tour | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Join Rebop Farm for some farm chores! You'll do many things from milking cows; bottle feeding calves; feeding pigs, turkeys, ducks, rabbits to moving sheep and collecting eggs

Scott Farm, Dummerston
Orchard Stroll | 10:00 am | Join Orchardist Zeke Goodband to learn about the history of their heirloom fruits. You'll discuss orchard ecology, how grafting was used to create the orchard, scout for pests and discuss how they manage them

Trollhaugen Farm, Newfane

* Felting Slippers (part 1) | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm | Make yourself a pair of 100% wool slippers using wool from our sheep. Wool is an amazing material that absorbs all odors, perfect for slippers!