Crop Mob

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

Intervale Center

Join the wait list here!

Farms & Food: Volunteering in October!

In celebration of National Cooperatives Month, October was a time for getting out into our beautiful Burlington community! In addition to the 1,400 hours completed by our Member Workers this month, we hosted our final Crop Mob of the season and an employee volunteer night with The Good Food Truck!

Holding onto Summer at Jericho Settlers Farm

Throughout the growing season, City Market hosts Crop Mobs at area farms. These volunteer work parties give our Member Workers an opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn more about the farms where we’re purchasing our food from. Last month, we helped with weeding at Pitchfork Farm in the Intervale and just this past Saturday, on an uncharacteristically hot fall day, we harvested potatoes at Jericho Settlers Farm in Richmond.

Flocking to the Fields for Open Farm Week

Last Saturday, a group of City Market’s trusty Member Workers headed down to the Intervale for a Crop Mob at Pitchfork Farm. This event was one of 102 events on 44 farms around Vermont as part of the Third Annual Open Farm Week. This weeklong celebration of food and farms began in 2015 as a collaborative effort among a number of members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network.

Farmer Wannabe

I’ll confess: I’m a farmer wannabe. And I expect I’m not the only one.

I love spending a few hours at a farm, enjoying the sunshine on my face, working with my hands, and chatting with the farmers. But put me on a farm for two days and all my muscles turn into knots and dirt is so deeply ingrained in the grooves of my fingers that it never washes out no matter how much soap I use.

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