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Feeding Pigs at Von Trapp Farmstead | Open Farm Week 2021

Marble Hill Rd
Fayston, VT 05673

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Mon, Aug. 9, 2021 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Emily Virzi

This is a great event for all ages! Come meet and interact with Von Trapp Farmstead's herd of 50 pasture raised pigs. Participants will be able to enter the enclosure and get up close and personal with the pigs! You'll get to feed them their daily ration of bread, whey, veggies, apples, and grain. All participants who wish to enter the enclosure must wear long pants and hard shoes. Come learn about pasture health, rotational grazing with pigs, and meet the herd.

The pigs are at the very top of Marble Hill Road, so keep going up until you see pigs! Von Trapp Farmstead is located at the end of the road.

The von Trapp family has been making cheese since 2009 to secure a sustainable future for their dairy farm. They have been farming this land using regenerative farming practices since it was purchased by Erika and Werner von Trapp in 1959. At von Trapp Farmstead, it is believed that fostering a relationship between the consumer and the farmer is the best way to re-localize the food system. They offer local, affordable, pasture raised meat to all in their community. The cows, land, and cheese are certified organic and the pig program has many organic inputs but is not certified. Their pork, beef, and cheese are sold year round in local shops and through their CSA program.

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