Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health.
Hosted at Shelburne Farms, Nourish Vermont is a program generously funded by The Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner Foundation. Rural Vermont is a sponsor of the event.
Food served will align with the principles presented by the speakers, including nutrient-dense, locally and organically grown vegetables, pastured and grass–fed meat, raw dairy products, and fermented vegetables, all skillfully prepared by Frank Pace of Great Northern.
Exhibitors & Marketplace: Local and regional producers, therapeutic practitioners and Nourish Vermont sponsoring organizations and businesses will be tabling in the East Hall of the Coach Barn. Many items will be for sample and for sale.
Community Room at Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier
Meet your local small farm advocacy organization Rural Vermont. This workshop gives you the opportunity to learn about the past and current work Rural Vermont does to cultivate local agricultural and food systems that nourish the very communities in which they are nested. Presented by Rural Vermont staff Ben Hewitt and intern Caroline Gordon. Bring your questions, ideas, and friends!
Hunger Mt Co-op, Montpelier
After shopping at the Co-op, please stop by the Rural Vermont table and say hello to Rural Vermont's policy intern Caroline Gordon. She looks forward to sharing updates about Rural Vermont's priorities, campaigns, and upcoming events. Check out our new display board featuring beautiful artwork by erok Gillard, and pick up some Rural Vermont merchandise, including the popular Make America Graze Again bumper stickers. See you there!
A Dairy Panel Event
Moderated by renowned Agronomist Heather Darby
Free & open to the public
Rural Vermont’s Annual Meeting & Celebration is just around the corner, and this year, we look forward to heading to southern Vermont!
Join us at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on November 5th for live old-time banjo and fiddle music by Nathaniel Rowan and Nate Paine, a shared meal, an opportunity to meet and welcome our incoming Board members, our legendary fall raffle, an update on Rural Vermont’s priorities and plans, and good old time with friends and neighbors.
To include meal catered by Black Krim
Free for Farmers | $10-$15 suggested donation for everyone else
A panel discussion will lead off the evening with a shared dialogue on the future of Vermont’s working landscape that depends on equitable land access and successful transition of current operations. In an era of increasing real estate prices, challenges of development pressure, and marginalized farm viability, how can the working lands future we all envision for Vermont be realized? Farmers who will present are: Lila Bennett from Tangletown Farm in West Glover; Corie Pierce from Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne; and Graham Unangst-Rufenacht of Robinson Hill Beef in Calais/Plainfield.