21 August 2016 - by DigInVT - Staff
Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 15-21, 2016 taking place at farms across Vermont!
During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.
What’s the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique! Milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another. Find up-to-date lists of participating farms and search by location or product at DigInVT.com, your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences.
With almost 90 farms hosting events during open farm week, there’s tons going on! With so much happening all around the state, it might seem overwhelming to plan out a fun week. To make it easier on you, we’ve created a list of events happening on each day of Open Farm Week!
KICK-OFF EVENT CHANGE: Due to a rainy forecast for Saturday, our original kick-off event at Champlain Orchards in Shoreham has been canceled. We are now kicking off Open Farm Week at the Vermont Farmers Food Center's Second Annual Summer Harvest Fest held at 251 West Street in Rutland on Sunday, August 14th from 3pm until 7pm. Meet members of the Open Farm Week team and celebrate the local food economy of Rutland County with a fun-packed evening of food, friends and festivities. Tickets are required and can be purchased here: http://www.vermontfarmersfoodcenter.orgPlan your Open Farm Week adventure by day:
Are you a farmer participating in Open Farm Week? Try this page to find the information you are looking for - http://www.diginvt.com/blog/openfarmweekforfarmers/
We can’t wait to see you at Vermont Open Farm Week!