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Wednesday (July 18)
Organic Weed Control
In this workshop and on farm demonstration, vegetable grower Geo Honingford will present his approach to developing a weed management strategy on his farm, including how to tailor cultivation equipment to production needs, budget, and labor constraints.
5-7pm. Hurricane Flats. South Royalton. NOFA Members: $10; non-members: $20.
With some music and a good buffet spread, attendees get to mix and mingle with neighbors.
5:30–7pm. O’Brien Community Center. Winooski. Free; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult; transportation available for seniors.
Tea Class: A Trek Through China
“Devoteas” Payton Swick and Ben Youngbear tell tales of their travels to tea-producing countries. Picture and tea samples make the evening complete.
5–7pm. Dobrá Tea. Burlington. $25.
Fixing the Future Showing
In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. This screening is followed by a discussion.
6:30-10pm. Savoy Theater. Montpelier.
Whole Foods Nutrition Group Meeting: Gluten 101
The world of gluten can be pretty confusing. Pulling in some local experts, this meeting aims to explain what gluten is, why it can be a problem, and how to maximize health through grain diversity.
6am-7:30pm. Fiddleheads Cuisine. Moretown. Free; open to all. Please preregister here.
The Pickled Pantry Book Signing and Tasting
Cookbook author Andrea Chesman will be at the demo counter to sign copies of her newest book, The Pickled Pantry. She will also be offering tasting samples from the book.
11:30am-2:30pm. Healthy Living Market and Café. South Burlington. Free.
Thursday (July 19)
Farm and food lovers come together over good music, good food, and good Zero Gravity brews.
5:30–8pm. Intervale Center. Burlington. Free; cost of food and drink.
Vermont Food Venture Center Mini Open House
The Center’s staff is on hand to answer questions, give tours of the space, and discuss launching a food venture. Open house and tour, 4:30 p.m.; networking and seminars, 6:30 p.m.
4:30pm. Vermont Food Venture Center. Hardwick. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers.
Cooking With Quinoa Demo
Find out all the ways to use this popular grain … quinoa cookies anyone?
5:30–8pm. Healthy Living Market and Café. South Burlington. $20. Please preregister here.
Farm & Food Tour
Car-pool your way around the vibrant Hardwick agricultural community with a tour guide to boot.
10am–5pm. Center for Agricultural Economy. Hardwick. $50; free for children under 12. Please preregister here.
Summer Cooking for Well-Being
Lisa Mase dishes out recipes perfect for you and the season.
6–7pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. $8-10. Please preregister here.
Murder-Mystery Dinner Cruise
A murder-mystery, a cruise, and a three-course meal make up this evening event.
6:30–9pm. Spirit of Ethan Allen III. Burlington. $31.92-49.54. Buy tickets here.
Farm and Garden Tour: Summer Berries and Flower Bouquets
Local organic farmer, Dave Hartshorn, will share tips on growing organic berries in Vermont, and organic flower farmer, Amy Todisco, will offer tips for growing organic flowers in this climate. Each participant will have the opportunity to assemble his or her own bouquet and take it home.
6-7:30pm. Hartshorn Farm. 54 Quarry Road. Waitsfield. $10 for those who want a bouquet; free tour; donations welcome. Please preregister here.
Friday (July 20)
Cracker Barrel Bazaar
Fiddlers compete for prizes as diners chow down on delectable chicken pie, and the event festivities continue on Saturday too. More information here.
4:30–10:30pm. Newbury Village Common. Newbury. $4.50-10 for dinner; $6 for music or free for kids under 10.
Intervale Center Tours
Go on a stroll and learn about the history in the soil behind this key player in BTV’s food system.
10–11am. Intervale Center. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Friday Night Live
Beer, live music, delicious food, and kid friendly fun are the name of the game at this outdoor fest that takes over Center Street for the evening.
6–10PM at Center Street in Rutland. Free.
We have no beef with this burger night. Between the delicious locally sourced food and the live music by Lila Mae and the Cartwheels, this is an evening that can’t be beat.
4:30–7:30pm. Bread & Butter Farm. Shelburne. Free; cost of food.
Bring veggies to life with some old-timey recipes.
10am–5pm. Billings Farm & Museum. Woodstock. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids under 3.
Friday Night Cookout
The Adamant Co-op grills up sausages, Portobello mushrooms, and more. Local cooks provide the greens and sweets.
5:30–7pm. Adamant Co-op. Adamant. $8-10.
Killington Wine Festival
This festival has plenty of wine whether it is paired with brunch, golf, or more wine!
6–8pm. Killington Grand Resort Hotel. Killington. $55-125. Continues on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase tickets here.
Vermont Brewers Festival
This beer-tastic event features live music, fabulous brews, and tasty workshops. Unfortunately it is SOLD OUT, but be sure to check craigslist or front porch forum for the off chance there is a ticket. Continues on Saturday.
5:30–9:30pm. Waterfront Park. Burlington.
Saturday (July 21)
Attendees get to make their own creamy breakfast (or any meal really) food.
3–4:30pm. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.
The Pennywise Pantry
This tour of City Market teaches attendees how to eat healthily on a budget.
11am–12pm. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
The Hamburger Summit
Sen. Philip Baruth and the publishers of Green Mountain Daily host this public barbeque that will have good eats and good talks.
1–5pm. North Beach. Burlington. Free.
Leasing Your Land to a Farmer Workshop
This informational session will help private landowners better understand how to make their land available for farming and maintain positive arrangements with farmer-tenants. It will also help community groups to better understand how they can support farmland leasing in their communities. Hosted by the Vermont Land Trust.
3-6:30pm. The Big Picture Café and Theater. 48 Carroll Road. Waitsfield. Please preregister by emailing email@example.com or calling (603) 357-1600.
Mushroom Farming for Small Woodlot Owners
If $8–10,000 in supplemental income or the prospect of homegrown shitake mushrooms sound good, then this fascinating workshop will change the way you see—and use—your forest. Experienced mushroom grower Nick Laskovski will explain the process of mushroom cultivation, and each participant will go home with an inoculated log to start their own home production.
10am-3pm. Northwoods Stewardship Center. 154 Leadership Drive. East Charleston. $30. Please preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (802) 723-6551 EXT115.
Peace of Earth Farm Hands-on Skill Share
Visitors tour the farm, help terrace with logs, and eat a great end-of-day meal with the group.
2-5pm. Peace of Earth Farm. 43 West Griggs Rd. Albany. Free. Contact Rebecca Beidler at email@example.com or (802) 755-6336 with questions.
Sunday (July 22)
Music, Art & Tea
Folk singers Jay and Linda Banta perform on the hour at an afternoon tea party featuring the folk art of Warren Kimble.
1–5pm. Fisk Farm Art Center. Isle La Motte. Free.
South Hero Land Trust Annual Celebration & Picnic
The Center for Whole Communities’ Peter Forbes will speak at this localvore potluck picnic party to celebrate 15 years of Land Trust work.
11:30am–1:30pm. Lemon Lily Farm. South Hero. Donations accepted. Please preregister here.
International Dinner and Dance
Fiddle music for the barbeque dinner (by Sweet Breathe Barbeque) and The Decoys play for the post-meal dancing.
5–8pm. North End Studio A. Burlington. $12-15. Save your seat here.
Intro to Vegan & Vegetarian Diet & Store Tour
On this store tour, attendees will be educated on how to have a healthful vegan or vegetarian diet.
9:30–10:30am. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
In the Garden with Wendy Johnson
Join master gardener and author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, Wendy Johnson, for an evening of inspiration and insight in the midsummer garden. We will go over aspects of soil health, pollination, cultivation, and fall planting, but mostly we will just have fun at a time when many of us feel the garden has gotten out of hand.
6-8pm. Knoll Farm. Bragg Hill Road. Fayston. $15. Please preregister here.
High Mowing Organic Seeds’ Trials Field Walk
Join High Mowing Organic Seeds for a Trials Field Walk for professional growers and home gardeners. This free, guided tour will highlight some of over 800 vegetable, herb and flower varieties being grown, compared and evaluated in the 4-acre HMS trials garden. Please see the High Mowing Organic Seeds website for more information and directions to the trials garden. www.highmowingseeds.com.
3:30-5pm. High Mowing Organic Seeds. 76 Quarry Road. Wolcott. Free. Contact Brigitte Derel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 472-6174 EXT132 with questions.
Monday (July 23)
We have no beef with this burger night. Between the delicious locally sourced food and the live music by Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas, this is an evening that can’t be beat.
4:30–7:30pm. Bread & Butter Farm. Shelburne. Free; cost of food.
Tuesday (July 24)
Wild Edibles Slide Show
Naturalist George Lisi and Wisdom of the Herbs School director Annie McCleary review the delights of wild foods while sharing sustainable harvesting tips.
5:30–7pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. $2-3. Please preregister here.
Bats on the Farm
Attendees get the nocturnal scoop from “Barry the Bat Guy.”
7:30–9pm. Shelburne Farms. Shelburne. $6-8.
Kimchi, Two Ways
Michelle Guenard leads participants in making seasonal kimchi.
6–7:30pm. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.
Improved Grazing and Pasture Management with NOFAvore Social
Join us for a workshop on pasture management featuring grazing consultant Sarah Flack. Topics will include: getting the most from your pasture through informed grazing decisions, how to increase the amount of dry matter your herd gets from pasture to cut feed costs, and how to calculate dry matter intake. Stay a NOFAvore social and provide input on NOFA-VT’s strategic plan.
10am-1pm. Robillard Flats Farm. Irasburg. Free for VOF certified organic farmers and VGFA members; $10 NOFA-VT members; $20 non-members. Please preregister here.
Colors in the Kitchen – Cooking and Natural Plant Dye
This Sierra Reading leads this 3 class series on cultivating dye plants in the garden as well as foraging for wild dye plants. Students will discuss sustainable means for harvesting dye plants. They will also learn natural plant dye techniques.
Tuesdays from 9:30am-2:30pm: July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th Twin Pond Retreat. Brookfield. Cost of this 3 class series is $225 with a sliding scale as low as $150. Bring a bag lunch. Please preregister here.
Integrating Oilseeds into Diversified Agriculture
Jon Satz and the crew at Wood’s Market Garden will describe how they have integrated oilseed production into their vegetable operation, and the benefits and challenges they have had in doing so. Satz harvested about 5 acres of sunflowers for oil and meal in 2011, and will talk about some of the production, management, harvesting, and processing issues that are specific to his operation.
3-6pm. Wood’s Market Garden. 93 Wood Lane. Brandon. $15. Contact Susan Brouillette at email@example.com or (802) 524-6501 EXT432 with questions.
Wednesday (July 25)
Twilight Meeting & Potluck for Beginning Farmers
NOFA-NH and UNHCE are collaborating on this workshop for Beginner Farmers, apprentices and interns. We’ll focus on high tunnel tomato and mesculin production. Bring a dish to share for a Potluck dinner after the tour.
5:15-7:30pm. Rosaly’s Garden. Route 123. Peterborough, NH. Free. Contact Ray Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 224-5022 with questions.