Scenes from Eat Local Week

Eat Local Week is our chance to celebrate the local food and local farms that are such an important part of our community.

Just as there are a diversity of farms in our area that enrich our community in myriad ways, we celebrated Eat Local Week this year with a number of different events. Here are some snapshots of the week. 



Vermont Farm Tours took a big group of kids and grown-ups to Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne on a rainy Saturday to hang out with the cows and the kale.



We hosted our 10th Annual Harvest Celebration under the big white tent next to the Co-op, drawing together the local farmers and producers from across Vermont.

Spirit Hill Farm's organic granola. Yum!

It's always so fun to see old friends, farmers and consumers alike, join us during this special event. Here's Jack Lazor, a farmer who has supplied his jersey cow yogurt to us for decades.



Our final event was the 5k Harvest Fun Run through the Intervale. The run benefitted the Sustainability Academy and the kids and adults braved the drizzle to run through the beautiful farms of Burlington's backyard. Photo by Sam Simon.

Photo (c) Sam Simon Imaging

Photo by Allison Weinhagen.


Photo (c) Sam Simon Imaging

Photo (c) Sam Simon Imaging

Photo (c) Sam Simon Imaging

Photo (c) Sam Simon Imaging

Photo (c) Sam Simon Imaging

So much more happened during the week it's hard to capture it all!!

Thanks to all the restaurants who served 100% local dishes!

Thanks to our new neighbors, Phoenix Books, for a great book talk event!

Thanks to Main Street Landing who donated the use of their beautiful Film House for an evening to benefit the Intervale Center (an event also sponsored by Organic Valley!).

And thanks to our farmers, who grow delicious, healthy food for us every single day. Their service and contribution to our community is so critically important and we are so grateful to them for all their hard work. 

And thanks to all of you for eating locally!

We're already looking forward to next year's Eat Local Week!