END OF SUMMER EVENTS:
Rural Vermont & RAFFLhost
Sponsored by the Ludlow Farmers’ Market
1-4 pm: How to Cut, Cook, and Extend Poultry w/ Scott Gordon
g a variety of methods and tantalizing recipes. $20 – $40 sliding scale. Advance registration required – all proceeds benefit Rural Vermont.
6-8 pm: Chicken Picnic Dinner! FREE! (Donations welcome)
To register for the cooking class or RSVP for the picnic, email Shelby or call (802) 223-7222.
2012 Tour de Farms – 5th Anniversary!
Sunday, September 16th
Shoreham Green, SHOREHAM, Addison County, VT
The Tour de Farms offers three loop rides and a shorter family-friendly walking or biking option. At frequent designated stops, family farmers treat participants to tasty food samples – this year, cyclists can expect grassfed meatballs from Sylvan Shade Farm, heirloom tomato tasting from Golden Russet Farm, drinkable yogurt from Millborne Farm, freshly made soup from Eagle’s Flight Farm, cider donuts from Sunrise Gardens & Greenhouse, plus lots and lots more! Top off a day of sampling by kicking back and relaxing until 5pm at Apple Fest on the Shoreham Green.
New this year! A five mile walking (or biking) route, StoryWalk stories at several farms, a lower price for teens aged 13-16, more farms & stops, a video contest with cash reward, the opportunity to raise funds on behalf of your favorite organization, and lots more!
This year’s Tour is sponsored by Earl’s Cyclery & Fitness, City Market, Healthy Living, Cabot Creamery, the Lodge at Otter Creek, Vermont Sun, Green Mountain Feeds, and the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.
Rural Vermont’s Summer Rafflecontinues through the last day of Tunbridge World’s Fair! Whether you like to read about, cook, or just eat good food, this raffle is for you! Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and each tocket enters you to win one of the following prizes:>> Farm Fresh Book Duo – “Real Food” bibles Nourishing Traditions and the River Cottage Meat Book>> Farm Fresh Cooking – Two spots in a Rural Vermont dairy or meat cooking class accompanied by a handmade cutting board by Craig Bunten and cheese making goodies
>> Farm Fresh Fare – A $75 gift certificate for the farm or farmers’ market of your choice!
All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont programs supporting family farms. Get the details and download your tickets here. Tickets also available at all upcoming Rural Vermont events!
Have you talked to your candidates about raw milk, on-farm slaughter, hemp, GMOs or other Rural Vermont issues?
As a grassroots organization, one of Rural Vermont’s greatest assets is our talented, committed and generous team of volunteers. Throughout the year, we need help with a variety of projects. Please consider volunteering with Rural Vermont to help with our Vermonters Feeding Vermonters campaigns!
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Field Reporters – There are dozens of cool events that Rural Vermont hosts or attends each year. Can you lend a hand in documenting these events? Also, we are looking to recruit a few people to help us interview and profile participating farmers at this year’s Tour de Farms.
Tour de Farms Posters - Help us spread the word about this fun event. Can you put up a poster in your community? We want posters displayed in all corners and valleys in the state.
Event Assistants - Can you help out at the 5th annual Tour de Farms, September 16, or staff the Rural Vermont booth at the World Famous Tunbridge Fair, September 13-16? A three hour shift at the Tunbridge Fair will get you free admission to the Fair.
Email Robb, or call 802-223-7222 to get involved today, or tell us about other ways you’d like to help out.
HELP US GROW
SUPPORT THE FARMS & FARMERS
WHO FEED US ALL
At its heart, Rural Vermont is a grassroots advocacy organization.Our soul is you – the people who share our values and our vision for a community-based food system that allows family farms to be economically viable and offers everyone access to healthy, locally-produced food.
To make this vision a reality, we need lots of people to join us so we have the credibility and the resources to accomplish our mission!
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!