Vermont Open Farm Week

Vermont Open Farm Week

Vermont Open Farm Week

Several area farms are participating in the state-wide Vermont Open Farm Week, when visitors can learn first-hand about food production.

Several area farms are participating in the state-wide Vermont Open Farm Week, when visitors can learn first-hand about food production.

Farmers across Vermont will throw open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape. Vermont’s first Open Farm Week will be held Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9. Over 100 farms are participating, many of whom are not usually open to the public, offering Vermonters and visitors authentic agritourism experiences and the opportunity to learn more about local food origins.
Activities vary and may include milking cows and goats, harvesting vegetables, collecting eggs, tasting farm fresh food, scavenger hunts, hayrides, farm dinners and live music. Locally, farms in Pownal, Rupert, Middletown Springs and Poultney are participating, as well as the Dorset, Rutland, and West River (Londonderry) Farmers’ Markets. Visit diginvt.com for a map of participating farms by region.

The event is organized by members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network, whose goal is to increase farm profitability, local food availability, and consumption of Vermont food products.