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July 13, 2015

Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, Celebrates the Origins of Great Food

Farms Open Their Doors to a Public Hungry for an Authentic Vermont Experience

Go straight to the source of your favorite Vermont food during Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, taking place across the state.

A celebration of the "farm" in "farm to table," the weeklong event will give people a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont's vibrant working landscape. Farmers across Vermont will throw open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public. Visitors may be able to milk a cow, pull a carrot from the warm earth, or taste test a variety of heirloom tomatoes.

"People have a real desire to know where their food comes from," said Meghan Sheridan, Executive Director of The Vermont Fresh Network and "A week-long opportunity to visit the farms where our food is raised is an authentic Vermont experience that's fun for the whole family. From scavenger hunts to hayrides, each farm offers visitors a unique connection to the land."

An up-to-date listing of participating farms, their offerings, and their Open Farm Week hours can be found at Participants are encouraged to join the conversation on social media by using #VTOpenFarm.

Vermont Open Farm Week is made possible by the generous support of Premiere Sponsor City Market/Onion River Coop. Other sponsors include the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing; The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; Farm to Plate; and Woodchuck Hard Cider.


About Open Farm Week: Open Farm Week was organized by members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network collaboration to help Vermont reach its statewide goals to increase farm profitability, local food availability, and consumption of Vermont food products.

Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing,, 802.522.7323

Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: July 13, 2015 09:44:54