The NOFA Conference is almost here!!! It is the weekend of February 11th, and there is going to be an impressive amount of learning and shared information. You can still register for the conference. The Food Systems Spire is having a research poster display up all weekend, and — that Saturday (2/11) from 1-2pm — conference attendees will have a chance to chat with the researchers themselves. The posters and discussion will be in the solarium off of the Grand Maple Ballroom.
Friday (February 3)
Celebrate the Future Hotel Vermont
Put on your winter coat and head out to the site of the future Hotel Vermont to drink Vermont Spirits cocktails out of an ice luge (Yes, an ice luge). Immediately following, duck out of the cold for live music and drink specials at the Courtyard Mariott. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund.
6–9pm. Hotel Vermont. Burlington. $20; for ages 21 and up. Repeats on Saturday as well.
Saturday (February 4)
Celebrate the Future Hotel Vermont — see Friday.
Burlington Farmers’ Market
The Winter Market is back again this weekend! Lots of local meat and root vegetable await market goers. Don’t forget about all the lunch options as well.
10-2pm. Memorial Auditorium. Burlington. Free.
Food Sovereignty: Growing a Vibrant Local Food System, Town by Town
Robb Kidd, Organizer for Rural Vermont, will discuss the Town-by-Town Local Food Sovereignty Campaign whose goal is to remove barriers to production, sale, etc of local food.
5:30pm. Grange Hall. Montpelier. Free. Contact Marjorie Power 802-229-0782 with questions.
Sunday (February 5)
Bees, Trees and Coffee Beans: Partners for a Healthier Planet
Join Bill Mares — author, educator, beekeeper and VPR commentator — as he offers ideas to help protect the environment.
4pm. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. Burlington. Donations accepted for Branch Out Burlington!.
Tuesday (February 7)
We <3 Local Beets
Nothing says “I love you” like red soup for Valentine’s Day. Participants make and try borscht and beet kvass.
6–7:30pm. Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.
Building Your Immunity for Winter!
Marie Frohlich, Health Coach, leads this workshop where food becomes medicine. A leading menu item — “immunestrone” soup.
5:30–7pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op. Montpelier. $10-12. Please preregister here.
Identifying Environmental and Nutritional Factors Related to Alzheimers Disease
Dr. Suzy Harris reveals the hidden toxicities and nutritional deficiencies that can be connected to Alzheimer’s disease, as well as others.
5:30–6:30pm. Healthy Living. South Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.
Kids in the Kitchen
Cookies really will be an acceptable breakfast food after this class. Inspired young bakers get a chance to whip up tasty treats full of grains, fruits, and nuts.
3:30–4:30pm. Healthy Living. South Burlington. $20 per child; free for accompanying adult. Please preregister here.