Wednesday (April 4)
Regional Cuisine of India
Learn how to make four Indian lentil dishes that originate from different parts of the country.
5–6:30pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. $10-12. Please preregister by calling 802-223-8000 ext202 or emailing email@example.com.
Kids in the Kitchen
Kids leave chicken noodle soup temporarily at the wayside to spoon up a batch of pho noodle soup.
3:30–4:30pm. Healthy Living. South Burlington. $20 per child; free for an accompanying adult. Please preregister here. Check out the Healthy Living website for more Kids in the Kitchen programs this week.
Thursday (April 5)
Spring Gardening Program
Julie Rubaud of Red Wagon Plants shows attendees how to plant strategically to minimize unwanted weeds and organize vegetable yields (20 giant zucchini anyone?).
7pm. Carpenter-Carse Library. Hinesburg. Free.
Saturday (April 7)
Spring Fling Pasta Dinner & Dance
Eat some pasta and then dance it off to classic rock from Bruce Costello and Mike Boise as well as beats from DJ Dave Berthiaume. Proceeds go to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation.
6–11pm. American Legion Post 27. Middlebury. $10; $8 for dance only, starting at 8 p.m..
Greek Pastry Sale & Take-Out Dinner
Baklava and dolmades — and other delectable home made treats — are going to be on sale.
10am. Greek Orthodox Church Community Center. Burlington. Cost of food and drink.
Learn about maple sugaring while eating syrup on pancakes, waffles, and sausages. There’s even an egg hunt for the kids.
10am–12pm. Rock Point School. Burlington. $4-6. Please preregister by calling 802-863-1104.
The Vermont Maple Mobile Sugarhouse is back at City Market and will be dishing out maple cotton candy and sugar on snow. Never fear, the pickle’s included.
10am–3pm. City Market. Burlington. Free.
The title says it all (yum!).
12–4pm. Palmer’s Sugarhouse. Shelburne. Free. Continues on Sunday.
Vegetarian Eating for Beginners
Vicki and Rosalyn Moore teach attendees how to prepare meat-free meals from inexpensive quinoa and millet.
10am. St. Johnsbury Food Co-op. St. Johnsbury. $10.
It’s a Worm’s World
Not a fan of worms? Your compost is! Attendees learn the ins and outs of composting with worms.
10–11am. Gardener’s Supply. Williston. Free.
There are also plenty of farmer’s markets this Saturday, so check to see if your town has one. The next Burlington Winter Farmers Market is on April 14th.
Tuesday (April 10)
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about shiitake cultivation and actively inoculate logs with Maeve Mangine & Lucas Jackson of Tangled Roots Farm. Hosted by Rutland Area Farm and Food Link.
1-4pm. Tangled Roots Farm. 300 Stagecoach Road. Shrewsbury. Donations accepted. Please preregister here and call 802-417-7096 for more information.
Growing Dry Beans for an Emerging Market
Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm and Joe Bossen of Vermont Beancrafters share their experiences growing and sourcing Vermont dry beans with attendees.
6:15-8pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier. Free. More information here.
Practical Food Safety Workshop
Protect your farm’s markets and profitability by writing a Practical Food Safety Plan. This one-day workshop hosted by UVM Extension is aimed at small and diversified farms. By the end of the day, you will have created a two-page draft of your own On-Farm Food Safety Plan with specific action-steps needed to implement it.
All Day, Tuesday through Thursday. Richmond Free Library. Richmond. More information here.
Cooking With Your Farmer
Julie Rubaud shows attendees how to incorporate herbs into their daily dishes.
6–7:30pm. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.
Wednesday (April 11)
Intro to UVM’s Farmer Training Program
Program coordinator and farm manager Laura Williams and program director Susie Walsh Daloz review the successful 1st year of a six-month intensive program for aspiring farmers and food-systems advocates. Time permitting, a tour of the farm plots follows.
6–8pm. UVM Horticultural Research Center. South Burlington. $10-20. Please preregister by calling 802-864-3073 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent Auction & Wine Tasting
Wine tasters remember Laura Kate Winterbottom, an artist and teacher who was a victim of sexual violence. Proceed support a King Street Center artist-in-residence.
5:30pm. Magnolia Breakfast & Lunch Bistro. Burlington. $35. Please preregister here.
Reading & Discussion: Farms & Gardens Series
This week, booklovers discuss Here and Nowhere Else: Late Season of a Farm and Its Family by Jane Brox.
6:30pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier. Free.
Raw Dairy Processing Class
Attendees learn how to make delicious mozzarella, ricotta, and ice cream from raw goats’ milk. Hosted by Rural Vermont and taught by Karen Nicholson of Stepping Stone Farm. All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont.
11:30am-2:30pm. $20-40, sliding scale. Please preregister by calling (802) 223-7222 or emailing email@example.com.