Wednesday (July 4)
Happy Fourth of July!! Don’t forget to check if there is a celebration in your town. You can find listings of all the different town parties on the Seven Days calendar.
Thursday (July 5)
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.
Kids in the Kitchen
Tasty popsicles (Zoku’s to be precise) are a perfect dessert to “cook” this time of year. Check the Healthy Living calendar for more Kids in the Kitchen events this week.
3:30–4:30pm. Healthy Living Market and Café. South Burlington. $20 per adult/child pair. Please preregister here.
Friday (July 6)
Bradford Strawberry Festival
And there are still strawberries! Check out this festival for more of the fruit.
11am.130 N. Main St. Bradford. Free.
We have no beef with this burger night. Between the delicious locally sourced food and the live music by the Heather Maloney Band, this is an evening that can’t be beat.
4:30–7:30pm. Bread & Butter Farm. Shelburne. Free; cost of food.
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.
Monthly Wine Dinner
Chef Dennis Vieira cooks up a special local menu that emphasize the beverage pairings.
6pm. Red Clover Inn & Restaurant. Killington. $75 plus tax and tip.
Saturday (July 7)
National Brown Swiss Sale & Cattle Auction
You can watch or bid on over 60 Brown Swiss cattle.
10:30am–1pm. Breeding Barn. Shelburne Farms. Shelburne. Free.
Food Security in an Age of Climate Change
A panel — including author-activist Bill McKibben, author and local farmer Ben Hewitt, and educator Rachel Nevitt — discuss the impact of climate change on food security.
5:30pm. Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. Montpelier. $50 fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m.; $5 suggested donation for the 7:30 p.m. discussion; cash bar. Please preregister here.
Frog Run Beer Fest
Beer lovers get to try Frog Run Sap Beer and listen to some traditional fiddle music of the area.
12–6pm. Fiddlehead Brewing Company. Shelburne. Free.
Windsor County Agricultural Fair
This fair has the classics — live music, kids activities, a petting zoo, and more.
10am–7pm. Barlow’s Field. Springfield. $3-7.
Annual Chicken Barbecue
This grill-tastic event includes, slaw, rolls, and a parade. Benefits the work of the church.
11am–1pm. United Church of Christ. Greensboro. $10.
The Woolly Challenges of Producing Organic Fiber
Join Kathy Boyden of Kind Horn Farm and Kim Hagen of Osprey Hill Farm as they explain how to keep fiber animals healthy while abiding by organic standards, using their many years of experience to answer: what has worked, what hasn’t, and where do we go from here?
9am-12pm. Kind Horn Farm. 1920 Dowsville Rd. South Duxbury. $10 for NOFA-VT members; $20 non-members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 434-4122 with questions.
Working with the Soil Food Web
Learn about the role bacteria and fungi play in our soil food web at this workshop led by Field Foreman, Max Apton.
9am-12pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. 630 Bedford Road. Pocantico Hills, NY. $10. Contact Mel Weiss at email@example.com or (914) 366-6200 EXT134 with questions. Please preregister here.
Music, Art & Tea
La Java performs gypsy-jazz at this classy afternoon tea party in honor of Sean Dye’s and Ginger Johnson’s artwork.
1–5pm. Fisk Farm Art Center. Isle La Motte. Free.
Spirits of Vermont
Eight Vermont distillers and wineries serve out samples that are accompanied by local chefs’ creations. Benefits the Pope Memorial Library.
3–7pm. Joe’s Pond Vermont. West Danville. $30 donation; advance purchase recommended. Please preregister here.
Monday (July 9)
We have no beef with this burger night. Between the delicious locally sourced food and the live music by the Chris Dorman Ensemble, this is an evening that can’t be beat.
4:30–7:30pm. Bread & butter Farm. Shelburne. Free; cost of food.
Beyond Pasta: What Else to Do With Pesto
Is pesto pasta your go to dinner? Try some other pesto recipes in this class.
6–7:30pm. 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.
6–7pm. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
The Truth About Cholesterol
Suzy Harris leads this class on using food as a healing tool. There will also be complimentary health screenings available.
5:30–6:30pm. Healthy Living Market and Café. South Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Growing Great Garlic
Come learn how High Meadows Farm grows over 35,000 heads of premium garlic per year. Tour the farm with owner Howard Prussack and learn his techniques and methods for growing large amounts of organic garlic. The NOFAvore social to follow will feature products from High Meadows Farm (including roasted garlic). Come and share a feast and provide input on the Vermont Organic Farmers marketing plan.
4-6pm. High Meadows Farm. 742 Westminster West Rd. Putney. $10 for NOFA-VT members; $20 non-members. Please preregister here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 434-4122 with questions.
Tuesday (July 10)
Sun to Cheese Tours
Attendees get the inside scoop on diary farming and cheese making with a demonstration of farmhouse cheddar production.
2–4pm. Shelburne Farms. Shelburne. Meet at the Welcome Center. $15 includes a block of cheese. Please call 802-985-8686 to register.
Cornell Willsboro Research Farm Field Day
Organic wheat production, milling, and baking will be a major focus of this field day and will include discussions with Yannig Tanguy from Crown Point Bread Company, Sam Sherman from Champlain Valley Milling, Heather Darby from the University of Vermont, and Michael Davis from Cornell University.
10am-4pm. Cornell Willsboro Research Farm. 48 Sayward Lane. Willsboro, NY. Free. Contact Mike Davis with questions at email@example.com or (518) 963-7492.
Feast from our Fields Site Visit
A site visit to continue the planning of the Feast from our Fields event to take place August 19th. Open to anyone interested in getting involved in the planning and organization of the event.
6-7pm. Bliss Ridge Farm. South Hill, Moretown, Free.
Wednesday (July 11)
Understanding Food Regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
This workshop will provide information to help small-scale food processors understand how to meet current Federal and State of Vermont Food regulations, as well as some of the key food safety-related steps to starting a food business in Vermont. It will also cover Good Manufacturing Practices.
9am-12pm. Department of Health Conference Room. Burlington. $10 Please preregister here by July 6th