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Vermont Fresh Network's 25th Annual Forum Dinner | Open Farm Week 2023

Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482

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Sun, Jul. 31, 2022 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Join us at the Vermont Fresh Network's 25th Annual Forum Dinner! 

For one special evening in August, farmers and chefs from all across Vermont come together to prepare a sensational meal for you and fellow food enthusiasts.  It is a fundraiser for the Vermont Fresh Network — all proceeds go to continuing programming that helps bring more Vermont grown and raised food to the table.  Highlights include tasting Vermont artisanal products and beverages, a silent auction, and the grazing dinner by some of the state’s finest chefs.


Schedule for the Evening:

5:00 - Doors Open to Guests

5:00 to 6:00 - Vermont Artisanal Products Tasting

  • Taste some of the most innovative and delicious new culinary treasures created by Vermont food artisans.
  • Celebrate the dedication of Vermont’s new wave of cidermakers, winemakers, brewers, and distillers as they share tastes of their varied creations (along with non-alcoholic beverages).
  • Enjoy live music

5:00 to 7:30 - Silent Auction

  • Bid on Vermont food and farm experience packages, from romantic getaways at country inns to feasts for a group of friends, in our popular Silent Auction.

6:00 to 8:00 - Grazing Dinner

  • Enjoy the bounty of local products grown and raised by Vermont’s farmers and highlighted in delectable offerings by the state’s finest chefs - it is a dinner like no other.

7:30 - Vote for Best Bite & Best Sip 

7:30 to 8:00 - Ice Cream Social 


Here is just a taste of the evening. The full participant list will be posted soon.

Cocktail Hour
  • Mad River Taste Place & 5th Quarter
  • Stowe Cider
  • Mad River Distillers
  • Shelburne Vineyard
  • Trenchers Farmhouse
  • Maple Wind Farm
  • Babette's Table
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Vermont Creamery
  • Foam Brewers
  • Brio Coffeeworks
  • Ellison Estate Vineyard
  • Small Oven Pastries
  • AquaViTea
  • Sobremesa
Dinner Hour:
  • Honey Road
  • The Essex Resort
  • Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling
  • Alpine Hall / Lodge at Spruce Peak
  • Philo Ridge Farm
  • Highland Lodge
  • Shelburne Farms Inn
  • Ecobean 
  • Deep City
  • University of Vermont Dining




Thank You to the 2023 Sponsors:


Vermont Fresh Network Affiliate Partners: 
Community National Bank ● Farrell DistributingFoley ServicesVermont First/Sodexo 
Our host for 25 years: Shelburne Farms 
Gold Level: The Essex Culinary Resort & SpaFarm to Plate
Silver Level:  Efficiency Vermont ● Farm Credit East ● University of Vermont Extension 
● Wake Robin
Bronze Level:  City Market /Onion River Coop ● Lake Champlain Chocolates ● Vermont Creamery  


Event Information:

  • Please bring a photo ID, you will be carded in order to sample alcohol.
  • We have a number of fantastic offerings for a silent auction fundraiser at the event this year - come prepared to participate! Checks are preferred, credit card payments are also accepted.
  • There is no ATM on the property.
  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Sorry, no refunds.
  • Weather permitting, parking will be on the field in front of the Coach Barn.
  • Attire is summer dressy casual.
  • No dogs are allowed on Shelburne Farms property.
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