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Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum Dinner 2019

Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482

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Aug 4, 2019 5:00pm — 8:00pm

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Join us at the Vermont Fresh Network's 23rd Annual Forum Dinner!  For one special evening in August, farmers and chefs from all across Vermont come together to prepare a sensational meal for you and fellow food enthusiasts.  It is a fundraiser for the Vermont Fresh Network — all proceeds go to continuing programming that helps bring more Vermont grown and raised food to the table.  Highlights include tasting Vermont artisanal products and beverages, a silent auction, and the grazing dinner by some of the state’s finest chefs.

Tickets are $75 for the general public, $60 for VFN Members (not a member? You could be - information on becoming a supporting member is here).   


Schedule for the Evening:

5:00 - Doors Open to Guests

5:00 to 6:00 - Vermont Artisanal Products Tasting

  • Taste some of the most innovative and delicious new culinary treasures created by Vermont food artisans.
  • Celebrate the dedication of Vermont’s new wave of cidermakers, winemakers, brewers, and distillers as they share tastes of their varied creations (along with non-alcoholic beverages).
  • Enjoy music by Larks in the Attic.

5:00 to 7:30 - Silent Auction

  • Bid on Vermont food and farm experience packages, from romantic getaways at country inns to feasts for a group of friends, in our popular Silent Auction.

6:00 to 8:00 - Grazing Dinner

  • Enjoy the bounty of local products grown and raised by Vermont’s farmers and highlighted in delectable offerings by the state’s finest chefs - it is a dinner like no other.

7:30 - Vote for Best Bite & Best Sip 

7:30 to 8:00 - Ice Cream Social with Strafford Organic Creamery

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Useful Notes:
  • Please bring a photo ID, you will be carded in order to sample alcohol.
  • We have a number of fantastic offerings for a silent auction fundraiser at the event this year - come prepared to participate! Checks are preferred, credit card payments are also accepted.
  • There is no ATM on the property.
  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Sorry, no refunds.
  • Weather permitting, parking will be on the field in front of the Coach Barn.
  • Attire is summer dressy casual.
  • No dogs are allowed on Shelburne Farms property.

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Affiliate Sponsors: Black River ProduceBurlington Free PressFarrell DistributingFoley ServicesHotel VermontVermont First/Sodexo

Our host for 23 years: Shelburne Farms

Silver: Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Community National Bank, Dealer.com, Front Porch Forum, Gallagher Flynn & Co LLP, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Vermont Tent Company

Bronze: 14th Star Brewing Company, Citizen Cider, City Market/Onion River Co-op, Daria Bishop Photography, Gardener's Supply Company, Good Measure Brewing Company, Guy's Farm & Yard, Hannaford Supermarkets, Prohibition Pig, The Alchemist, UVM Extension, Vermont Creamery, Vermont Farm to Plate, VT Sports


2019 Participants Announced: 

14th Star Brewing Company
Aqua ViTea
Artesano Mead / KIS Kombucha
Artisan Eats Vermont
Baird Farm
Bleu Northeast Seafood
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Brio Coffee
Cabot Creamery Co-operative
Caledonia Spirits
Champlain Orchards & Cidery
Citizen Cider
Drifter's
Eden Specialty Ciders
Edson Hill
Good Measure Brewing
Honey Road
Inn at Shelburne Farms
J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery
Juniper Bar and Restaurant
Kimball Brook Farm / Green Mountain Orgainc Creamery
Lewis Creek Farm
Lincoln Peak Vineyard
Long Trail Brewing and Otter Creek Brewing
Mad River Distillers
Maquam
Michael's on the Hill
New England Culinary Institute
New Moon Cafe
Nitty Gritty Grains
O Bread Bakery
OM Fisher Homes
Prohibition Pig Brewery
Red Hen Baking Co
Shelburne Farms Cheese
Shelburne Vineyard
SILO Distillery
Stowe Cider
Strafford Organic Creamery
Sugar Bob's Finest Kind (SBFK Inc.)
Sugarsnap Catering
The Farmhouse Group
The Great Northern
The Lodge at Spruce Peak
TreTap / Ceres Natural Remedies
Upstate Elevator Supply Co
UVM Dining with VT First
Vermont Beekeepers Association
Vermont Fresh Pasta
Vermont Grass Farmers Association
Vermont Salumi
Windfall Orchard
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