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First Timers: Open Farm Week 2018

This is our 4th year of Open Farm Week events and every year we see new faces visiting and new farms participating. This year brings a great mix of first-timers to Open Farm Week. From  Mozzarella Making at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne to a behind the scenes tour of Vermont Cranberry Company in East Fairfield to a farm-to-table brunch at North Meadow Farm in Manchester center, visit these new places and meet your neighbors.


Monday, August 13th


Bread & Butter Farm, Shelburne

Mozzarella Making 101

6:00 pm |Join Bread & Butter Farm for the second round of Mozzarella Making during Vermont Open Farm Week! This class is anything but cheesy. No, really, this class is the "whey" to go! All jokes aside, if you're looking to up your cheese game--look no further! During the class, participants will be guided through a recipe for making traditional mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella is a "quick" cheese, meaning participants will get to enjoy tasty samples at the end of the evening! Zero previous experience or knowledge required. This class will take place at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne and will be led by Phoebe Tucker, an educator, artist, and enjoyer of all thing dairy. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 [email protected].

The Miniature Farm, Milton

Walking and grooming Miniature horses

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Visit The Miniature Farm farm and help to walk and groom the miniature horses! Dress prepared for the barn and fields. Donations accepted.   

North Meadow Farm, Manchester Center

Cheese and Farm Tour

10:00 am - 5:00 pm |Stop in to tour the farm and cheese make room and see where cheese making begins and ends. $10 minimum suggested donation.


Tuesday, August 14th


Vermont Cranberry Company, East Fairfield

Cranberry Bog tours and Bobbers Seafood truck

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | This is Vermont Cranberry Company's first time participating in Open Farm Week.  Go behind the scenes with a tour of their working Vermont cranberry bog and processing center, and buy delicious seafood from Bobbers Fresh Seafood Truck!


Wednesday, August 15th


Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm, Hartland

Open House at Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Stop on by to say hi, have a tour of an eco-village, see how they grow shiitake mushrooms, pet an Icelandic lamb or Jersey calf, see the Fjord draft horses, check for eggs in the chicken coop, and taste cheese and maple syrup.  Taco's Tacos from nearby New Hampshire will be on-site with a food truck and delicious tacos featuring Cedar Mountain Farm beef and veggies. 

The Miniature Farm, Milton

Meet and greet the animals and chores

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Be sure to drop by The Miniature Farm and join in the farm chores. Help feed the goats, rabbits, and miniature horses! Donations accepted. 


Friday, August 17th


Blue Ledge Farm & Fairy Tale Farm, Salisbury & Bridport

Tour Blue Ledge Farm with City Market

10:00 am - 3:30 pm| Join the folks at City Market for another summer farm tour during Vermont Open Farm Week! You will visit Blue Ledge Farm in Salisbury where you'll meet their goats and do some cheese tasting. Then, you'll head over to Fairy Tale Farm where you get to see their sheep, try some more cheese, and enjoy some delicious gelato from the farm! Light snacks will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch (There will be a cooler). Participants should meet at the downtown City Market at 9:45 am, where you'll take a van and travel as a group to each farm. This tour is a great opportunity to experience some great local products, enjoy the Vermont scenery, and appreciate our hard-working farmers. Participants should arrive early, the group will be leaving City Market promptly at 10:00 am.

The Miniature Farm, Milton

Meet and greet the animals and chores

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Be sure to drop by The Miniature Farm and join in the farm chores. Help feed the goats, rabbits, and miniature horses! Donations accepted.

Saturday, August 18th


Howling Wolf Farm, Randolph

Farm Tour and Family Picnic Day

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Go for a family picnic and take in the picturesque views, visit the sheep and enjoy a self-guided walk around the farm. Visit for more information.

North Meadow Farm, Manchester Center

Farm to Table Brunch

10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Enjoy brunch on the farm with North Meadow Farm's products. $10 - $14 for food and tour. No pre-registration required.

Pete’s Greens, Craftsbury

Pete's Greens Open Farm and Tours

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Enjoy a light lunch and tour of Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury! No pre-registration required.

Snowshoe Farm Alpacas, Peacham

Alpaca Yarn & Fiber Fest

11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Learn more about the beautiful fiber harvested from the alpacas. They'll provide samples of yarn, roving and felting fiber.

Vermont Trade Winds Farm, Shoreham

Maple Tastings

8:00 am | Stop by their farm at 8.00 am and they will have maple cream donuts and maple walnut bars to purchase with fresh coffee. There will be a variety of maple syrup to taste throughout the day. At noon they will have grilled maple rub chicken samples to taste (they will also have a vegetarian alternative).


Sunday, August 19th


Huntington River Vineyard, Huntington

Delicious dinner by an outstanding chef paired with our wines

3:00 pm - Dusk |Delicious dinner by an outstanding chef paired with their wines! The menu will be available on the website the week of the event. Reservations strongly suggested as it is a first come first served dinner.  Wine sold by the glass. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy views of the vineyard, horses in the pasture and a beautiful farm evening. Prices, reservations, and more information can be found at

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