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2019 Open Farm Week Events in Chittenden County

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH

 

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  | Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.

Stonecutter Spirits Garden Party at Philo Ridge Farm

4-8 pm  | Local distillery Stonecutter Spirits of Middlebury, Vermont, will be serving garden inspired cocktails in our Market. Enjoy Happy Hour specials like the popular Farm Popcorn as well! 

Maple Wind Farm, Huntington

Fried Chicken Dinner at Maple Wind Farm

5:30pm  | Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Feast on a delicious fried chicken with organic salads, cornbread, and lemonade at the farm! Lawn games, a local dessert vendor, and musical talents to make your evening! Join the folks at Maple Wind Farm for a family-friendly evening. Rain or Shine. Take out is available. No dogs, please. Plenty of parking and handicapped accessible. While visiting, take a peek in at the chicken brooder. Preregistration is recommended. Adult and child plate pricing available.  

Bread and Butter Farm, Shelburne

Mozzarella Making 101 at Bread and Butter Farm

5:30-7:30pm  | Join City Market on Open Creamery Day for this special Mozzarella Making 101 class, Open Farm Week edition! 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! This class will guide participants 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.  Please bring appropriate layers, footwear and bug spray as we will be spending a portion of the class outside exploring the farm!

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 or epalermo@citymarket.coop.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH

 

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.

Bring Your Own Indigo Dying Class with artist Maggie Pate at Philo Ridge Farm

10-11am  | Explore indigo, the most popular of natural dyes, with talented textile artist Maggie Pate. Bring up to three items to dye in the indigo dye vat and learn about indigo as a dye material. This is a great opportunity to get creative and repurpose old items into new pieces of functional art! Tickets can be purchased on Maggie's website.  

Natural Dye Intensive Class with artist Maggie Pate at Philo Ridge Farm

2-5pm  | Learn how to turn food scraps and seasonal plants into magnificent colors in this unique dye class. Textile artist Maggie Pate will guide students in dyeing a cotton bandana, fabric swatches, silk ribbon, and wool yarn from Philo Ridge Farm sheep with everything from onion skins to fresh flowers. Students will also take home Maggie's Natural Dyeing E-Course so they can continue their art at home. This is an incredible opportunity to explore how waste can be turned into beautiful and functional art! Tickets can be purchased on Maggie's website. 

Bluegrass, Beer, and Brats: The Meatpackers and Zero Gravity at Philo Ridge Farm

5-9pm  | Join us for an evening of bluegrass, beer, and brats! Local band The Meatpackers will be playing popular bluegrass hits in our Great Room from 5 to 8 PM. While you listen, enjoy a beer from Zero Gravity, who will be offering tastings and can pours throughout the evening. What goes better with beer than a bratwurst? Our kitchen will be serving a bratwurst special made with Zero Gravity beer - the perfect complement to a cold one.

Pitchfork Farm, Burlington

Crop Mob at Pitchfork Farm

9am - noon  | Join City Market for their annual Open Farm Week Crop Mob as they help the Pitchfork crew with projects on the farm. Now’s your chance to get your hands dirty and help out around the farm with harvesting, planting, and other team projects. Light snacks will be provided.  Please come prepared with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water. 

Participants will meet at the farm at 9:00am, so if you’re interested in carpooling (either hitching a ride or offering one) please contact Mae via email at mquilty@citymarket.coop

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.  

Family Activities in the Pack Barn at Philo Ridge Farm

9:30-11:30am  | Bring your family to Philo Ridge Farm for a fun and educational morning! Children of all ages are welcome to participate in educational activities and crafts in our Pack Barn. At 10:30 AM, local author Christy Mihaly will be giving a reading of her children's book, Hey, Hey, Hay!

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.  

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.  

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.  

Greenbush Jazz Duo at Philo Ridge Farm

5-7pm  | Come enjoy a medley of jazz, blues, and rock inspired music from talented local musicians Cobey Gatos and John Creech! 

Headwaters Produce Farm, Hinesburg

Dinner and Movie at Headwaters Produce Farm

6pm  | Enjoy a farm tour of the Headwaters Produce Farm and an on-the-farm dinner featuring handmade pies from Pie Empire followed by an outdoor screening of the new film The Biggest Little Farm. 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH

Trillium Hill Farm, Hinesburg

Trillium Hill Farm Run & Burger Night

6-9:30pm  | Join Trillium Hill Farmers on a guided running tour of this Hinesburg hill farm. The run will take us through meadows and forests, past the historic sugarhouse, into the market garden, through a hoop house. Run on gravel farm roads, forest paths, and some single track. Pleasant views of hills and valleys. After the run, we will serve a farm produced meal of hamburgers and salad (veggie burger available upon request). Live music from The Insiders Band.  Please register in advance for this event. $25.00 adults, $15.00 kids.

Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte

Farm Tour Philo Ridge Farm

10am and 4pm  Free farm tours twice daily! Come for a free guided tour of Philo Ridge Farm and learn about our regenerative agriculture practices, including rotational grazing, high rotation vegetable growing, and the importance of compost. Meet at the old farm stand at 10 AM for the morning session or 4 PM for the afternoon session. Children and families are welcome.  

 
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