Join us at Black Dirt Farm for an afternoon of educational workshops and a farm tour. Come at 3:00pm for a Worm Castings 101 Workshop, led by Tom Gilbert, owner of Black Dirt Farm and Brenden Beer, co-owner of Wilson Herb Farm and Cannabis Consultant at Ecopoesis LLC. At 4:00pm, get your hands dirty at a Compost Tea Workshop, led by Brenden. At 5:00pm, take an evening stroll on our Farm Tour with Tom and learn about our approach to resources conservation and regenerative agriculture! After the tour, join us in the backyard for live music and good eats. BYOB. RSVP to email@example.com appreciated but not required. Bring your own container if you'd like to take some worm casting tea home with you at the end of the night. Black Dirt Farm is a 240-acre diversified family farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. We collect food scraps from our community for feeding hens, make compost and worm castings with the excess food and manure, and use them to nourish our soils and crops. Our farm is firmly based in regenerative agricultural practices and the creation of sustainable food systems.
Come celebrate the bounty and beauty of summer with a spectacular farmhouse feast!
A Georgian feast is a celebration of life and human connection with lavish food, copious wine, poetic toasts, and breathtakingly beautiful song. In the early 2000’s, Cate Hill Orchard farmer-owners Maria and Josh travelled to Caucasus Georgia and had the honor of taking part in this ancient tradition. They will recreate the magic, Vermont style, using their own farm grown veggies, organic fruits and berries, sheep cheese, and grass fed lamb as key ingredients in the meal. The feast will take place in the old farmstead apple orchard, underneath the century old apple trees.
$65. For tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgian-farm-feast-tickets-64567472047 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on August 13th, 2019 at 4:00 PM for a tour of the High Mowing Organic Seeds trials fields and seed production operation in Hyde Park, Vermont during the Kingdom Farm and Food Days. In partnership with KFF and Dig In Vermont’s Open Farm Week, High Mowing Organic Seeds will be opening the farm for an evening walk through the trials gardens and seed production farm, giving participants a behind the scenes look at what it takes to identify new varieties and produce seed for an organic seed company.
Join us for an in-depth look at the varieties currently being trialed, methods used, and the necessary precautions one must take to ensure the plants reveal their strengths and weaknesses. The tour will include a taste test of some of the varieties being trialed and you can see for yourself how each crop is evaluated based on seed germination, growth habit, productivity, field longevity, disease resistance, and finally, its eating quality.
Join High Mowing Organic Seeds Founder and Owner, Tom Stearns, for a tour of the High Mowing Seed Farm, one of High Mowing Organic Seeds’ seed producers. This tour will give participants a firsthand look at how growing seed can sometimes differ from growing harvested crops and explore the practices used in organic seed production.
This event will be rain or shine, so please bring rain boots and layers in the event of summer showers. Parking and restrooms will be available on site. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of seed shop talk and allow us to share with you what makes us at High Mowing passionate about organic seeds.
Chandler Pond Farm welcomes you Sunday August 11th – come explore their 250-acre diversified farm in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom! Their 500 blueberry bushes will be in full fruit, on the side hill overlooking Chandler Pond, nestled among rolling pastures where their herd of Belted Galloway beef cattle graze! Pick your hearts out in the blueberry field, hop on a hay wagon ride for the full tour with excellent views, then head down to the farm stand lawn for a Farm-a-Q lunch featuring Chandler Pond Farm grass fed beef burgers and farm fresh sides! Before leaving, check out the farm stand for other goodies to take home! Chandler Pond Farm is a diversified farm owned and operated by the Dill Family, offering naturally raised strawberries, blueberries, grass fed beef, hay, maple and more throughout the year. Their on-site farmstand is open daily 8 am-8pm.
Wagon ride farm tours at 10am, 11am, 2pm.
Farm-a-Q Burger lunch served 12-2 pm. $10/person Tickets can be purchased from our website Here: https://www.chandlerpondfarm.com/shop-grass-fed-beef/farm-a-q-burger-lunch-sun-aug-11th-noon-2pm
Join us for an evening pasture walk with the Nottermanns followed by a burger night at Snug Valley Farm & The Frozen Butcher as part of The 5th Annual Vermont Open Farm Week and Kingdom Farm & Food Days in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!
We'll answer questions about our grazing practices, what regenerative agriculture really means and soil health while visiting with steers, pigs and sheep out on pasture. Afterward, join us at the farmhouse for burgers on the grill and our meat shop will be open for purchases of grass-fed beef and pasture raised pork.
Pasture walk: FREE
Burgers and sides: $10/person
Kids and families welcome!
Welcome all to join a guided tour of our farm, focusing on the blueberry fields. In addition to explaining a bit about our history and answering your questions as we walk around, we will do free varietal tastings so that you can try your hand at distinguishing between the different berries and decide on your favorite. We will also offer discounted U-pick rates during the Farm event.
We will start one tour event on Saturday the 10th at 4 PM and another on Monday the 12th at 5:30 PM
Apples and cheese go great together—learn how this small family farm incorporates these diverse enterprises. Take a tour of the organic permaculture orchard, then come to the farm store to try different sheep cheeses—both raw milk aged cheeses such as Vermanchego and Wild Mountain Tomme – as well as pasteurized fresh cheeses like Sheep Skyr and Kefiretta. The farm tour will begin at 3 pm and last around an hour, cheese tasting at 4.
A climate emergency is among us. Founded in 1958, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship. We were among the very first colleges in the world to focus exclusively on sustainability. Join our tour to meet the draft animals that power our farm and learn about our sustainable educational mode that prepares students of all ages to address the critical issues associated with climate change.
Enjoy a relaxing walk leading one of Agape Hill Farm's friendly llamas on their variety of trails. Pleasurable trails wind their way over country roads and hayfields with mountain views. Walking with llamas is a calming experience that renews one's spirit and relaxes the mind. It is the perfect way to wind down after a busy week or to spend quality time with friends and family.
Llama walks will be hosted at 10:00am and 2:00pm only. Please plan to arrive approximately half an hour prior to the scheduled walk departure time. The cost is $20.00 per person with $5.00 off if you mention Vermont Open Farm Week or Kingdom Farm and Food Days.
Come see the oxen team demonstration, blacksmithing demonstration, wooden toy maker, baby goats, and other traditional crafts including kids’ activities and a cheesemaking workshop. The cheesemaking workshop is part of the Grow Your Own workshop series. Grow Your Own is a project of the Center for an Agricultural Economy, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move (Wonder Arts). At the same time take advantage of wonderful fresh farm projects, prepared foods, local live music, and local crafts.