Submitted by epalermo on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:06
Last week marked the fourth annual Vermont Open Farm Week! Farms all across the state opened up their fields, barns and pastures for a number of different fun activities, as a way to connect the public with Vermont’s farmers and the beautiful agricultural landscape.
Submitted by epalermo on Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:02
Over the summer, City Market organizes farm tours where we bring community members to different local farms across the state to learn about and gain a deeper understanding of where our food comes from. On Friday, June 15th City Market staff and participants gathered at our Downtown store to begin a full day of farm tour fun where we visited two of our vendors, The Farm Between and Lewis Creek Farm.
Submitted by mquilty on Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:04
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:
Thursday, June 7
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join the wait list here!
Submitted by mknowles on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 13:15
On a warm and sunny Friday afternoon, with the landscape speckled in hues of red and orange, 14 City Market Members and staff jumped on a bus, and hit Route 7 to make our way south to Addison County. The area is known for many farms and food producers, and our group was excitedly headed to visit goats, a creamery, an orchard, and a cidery. It’s no secret that cheese and apples go together, and we got to see them both at their sources.
Submitted by mknowles on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:55
Every summer, City Market hosts farm tours open to community members where we visit local farms and learn about agriculture in our home state. In June, we visited Pine Island Community Farm and Riverberry Farm and earlier in July we visited Green Mountain Bee Farm. Farm tours are part of our summer education programming, where community members and visitors can sign up for a day of meeting farmers and learning about where our food comes from. It really makes the “know your farmer” effort easy—we bring you right to them!
Submitted by sbhimani on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 14:20
I had the pleasure of joining our Meat and Seafood Manager, Jamie, and our Meat and Seafood Buyer, Nick, on a visit to LaPlatte River Angus Farm’s new inspected livestock processing facility in Milton, VT. Considering we get 1,600 - 2,000 pounds of beef from LaPlatte River Angus Farm each week (that’s 4 sides of beef per week, averaging between 400 and 500 pounds each), we were appreciative of the opportunity to check out the new facility and to see how the process works.
Submitted by sbhimani on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:42
A couple of us from the Co-op had the opportunity to visit Ploughgate Creamery at Bragg Hill Farm in Fayston, VT the other week.
Submitted by sbhimani on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:39
Some City Market staff members recently organized a bike ride out to Colchester to visit Amir Hebib’s mushroom house to visit with Amir and learn more about the mushrooms and plants he cultivates. Before moving to Vermont from Bosnia in 1996, Amir managed one of the largest mushroom operations in Europe.