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Vermont Fresh Network Annual Forum Dinner 2022

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 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.

After two years away, we’re excited to bring back the best dinner of the summer. And what better way to reconnect with everyone than by enjoying a meal together prepared by our local chefs with food grown and raised by our farmers. In recognition of industry-wide restaurant staffing challenges, $25 of each ticket sold goes directly to the restaurant teams making and delivering the farm-fresh food for this fundraising event.

Tickets are on sale here! 

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 music by Larks in the Attic.

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 


Useful Notes:
  • 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.

Thank You to the 2022 Sponsors:
Vermont Fresh Network Affiliate Partners: Farrell DistributingFoley ServicesVermont First/Sodexo 
Our host for 24 years: Shelburne Farms 
Gold Level: Community National Bank ● The Essex ● Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets ● Shelburne Farms 
Silver Level:  Black River Produce • Front Porch Forum 
Bronze Level: Vermont Creamery• Vermont Farm To Plate • City Market • Sarah Ettinger Design ● University of Vermont Extension









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