Summer Fun on Farms
Summer is right around the corner and with the sunny weather comes a whole range of on-farm fun! Check out the list below for local events ranging from on-farm meals to ballet, breakfast, biking, and everything in between!
Upcoming Co-op Events on Farms:
- Grilling Fundamentals
Thursday, June 7
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join the wait list here!
- A Berry Adventurous Farm Tour: The Farm Between & Lewis Creek Farm
Friday, June 15
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Farm Between & Lewis Creek Farm
Sign up here!
- Make & Take with the Co-op at Summervale
Head down to the Intervale Center every Thursday in July and August for Summervale: a celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! You’ll find amazing local food vendors, live music, tastings by Slow Food Vermont, kids’ activities, and more! Each week, City Market will be there with fun hands-on activities for all ages.
Other Local On-Farm Events
- Open Farm Week August 13-19
City Market is proud to sponsor Vermont Open Farm Week August 13-19, 2018. What’s the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique! Milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another. Find up-to-date lists of participating farms and search by location or product at DigInVT.com, your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences.
When you visit a farm, share your experience using the hashtags #VTOpenFarm and #RootedInVT.
- Bread & Butter Burger Nights
One of our local vendors, Bread & Butter hosts great community events with local food, live music, and family fun. Check out their 2018 listing here for more information on tickets, season passes, and the music lineup. Keep an eye out for upcoming classes through City Market with mozzarella making on the farm in July!
- Vermont Breakfast on the Farm
Vermont Breakfast on the Farm offers a firsthand look into dairy farming in the Green Mountain State. With a free breakfast served, tours of the farm, and a variety of activities for all age groups, this event is a summer favorite! Get your free tickets for the June 23rd and July 28th events here and learn more about the event!
Photo Credit: Vermont Breakfast on the Farm
- Vermont Cheesemaker's Festival
This annual festival is a must for any true cheese lover. Now in its tenth year, the Vermont Cheesemaker’s Festival will take place on Sunday, August 12th at the beautiful Shelburne Farms. Get your tickets and learn more about this celebration of local food here.
Photo Credit: Vermont Cheese Council
- Sun to Cheese Tours with Shelburne Farms
Want to prepare for the Cheesemaker’s Festival by getting a behind the scenes look at the production involved in cheese making? Look no further than Shelburne Farms’ Sun to Cheese Tours, Fridays in the summer. Added bonus? All participants take home a block of their famous cheddar! Learn more here.
Photo Credit: Shelburne Farms
- Farm to Ballet
Looking for another opportunity to visit Shelburne Farms? Check out Farm to Ballet,
“a full-length performance that reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall.” Bring a picnic or enjoy food from local vendors. All proceeds benefit VT FEED’s Junior Iron Chef. Tickets here.
Photo Credit: Brandon Parrish
- Tour de Farms
September may be just beyond Summer’s reach but we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the 11th Annual Tour de Farms, hosted by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN). “The 2018 Tour features a 30-mile [bike] route with 6 farm stops and a shorter, kid-friendly 10-mile route for those who prefer a more relaxed adventure. Over 30 local farms, food businesses and restaurants will be participating. Sample everything from organic fruit smoothies to pulled pork to maple scones!” Learn more here!
Looking for more on-farm fun? Check out these resources and be sure to join us for Open Farm Week!