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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!

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26 April, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network Staff

On the Menu - Spring-Dug Parsnips

Bright green sprouts, shoots and baby greens may be the first local produce you look for in spring, but the true first harvest (after maple, of course) has been ripening and sweetening in the ground all winter. The extreme temperatures of our northern Vermont winters convert the starches in the parsnips to sugar and allow the parsnips' flavor to mellow. The result is a magically sweet, tender root. Chefs rejoice when the ground thaws and these parsnips surface - sweet enough for dessert and earthy enough for savory applications. To find local, spring-dug parsnips at a farm near you - look here.

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26 April, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network Staff

Fresh off the Farm - Spring-Dug Parsnips

Bright green sprouts, shoots and baby greens may be the first local produce you look for in spring, but the true first harvest (after maple, of course) has been ripening and sweetening in the ground all winter. The extreme temperatures of our northern Vermont winters convert the starches in the parsnips to sugar and allow the parsnips' flavor to mellow. The result is a magically sweet, tender root. Christa from Jericho Settlers Farm says they even smell great, "after we've washed a batch and put them in the walk-in cooler the cooler smells sweet for several days."

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4 April, 2017 - by Vermont Fresh Network

Morse Block Deli

Roasted Butternut squash, pickled Delicata, pumpkin hummus and roasted pumpkin seeds – that’s squash four ways - can be enjoyed in the vegetarian shawarma specialty at Chef Stefano Coppola’s Morse block Deli and Craft Beer Emporium in Barre. Chef Stefano may say he’s running a typical sandwich shop, but his attention to detail and culinary finesse across the menu signify that this shop is anything but typical.

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2 April, 2017 - by DigInVT Staff

Strolling of the Heifers

The 16th annual Strolling of the Heifers Festival will be June 2, 3 & 4, 2017, with the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade stepping off at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday, June 3, 2017 The heifers are at the front of the Parade, so don't be late! 

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4 November, 2016 - by Vermont Fresh Network

The Perfect Local Burger

One Laplatte River patty, house recipe bacon, arugula, Cabot cheddar, pickled red onions on a locally made challah bun. No, this definitely isn’t a McDonald's burger, but in Burlington, Vermont this burger is as (if not more) iconic. Farmhouse Tap & Grill puts out thousands of local burgers each month, sitting in the same location where the aforementioned chain went out of business.  

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3 June, 2016 - by DiginVT - Staff

Vermont Fairs and Festivals

Most people who’ve lived in Vermont will agree that Summers here are special, and the numerous Fairs and Festivals throughout the state have become a hallmark of the season. Providing a source of entertainment throughout the summer, they stand as a testament to Vermont’s sense of community, as year after year, families and friends come together to celebrate our rich agricultural traditions. Treat yourself and your family to an unforgettable experience this summer!

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