Time: July 21, 2011 to July 22, 2011
Location: Hardwick, Vermont
City/Town: Hardwick, VT
Website or Map: http://www.hardwickagricultur…
Event Type: educational, tours, gardening, foodie, event!
Organized By: High Mowing Organic Seeds & The Center For an Agricultural Economy
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2011
Two days of tours, workshops, food, music and festivities!
Join the Center for an Agricultural Economy, High Mowing Organic Seeds, New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and many others in celebrating the region's farmers and food with tours, bonfire and pig roast, a local food showcase, workshops and music. This community wide and family-friendly event is free, with suggested donations or small fees to some of the exclusive events.
This two day event will start with self-guided tours of farms that have opened their doors to the public, including a milking demonstration at Bonnieview Farm, a farm/greenhouse tour and pork BBQ at Pete's Greens. There are several others that will join in this first ever event, so stay tuned as we continue to add folks to our list!
Along with the self-guided tours of the area, there will be a scenic bicycle tour of area farms, led by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center that wends it's way through Greensboro, Craftsbury and East Hardwick.
On Sunday, the High Mowing Organic Seeds trials garden will be open for self-guided and hour-long guided tours throughout the day. Labeled displays of over 800 vegetable, herb and flower varieties will allow visitors to see a wide range of side-by-side comparisons of many popular and some yet-unreleased varieties. There will be live music, workshops on seed saving, pest and disease identification, and an evening bonfire.
The New England Culinary Institute (NECI) will present an amazing array of locally produced food in Sunday afternoon’s Local Foods Showcase. This is an extraordinary chance for visitors to taste some of the finest Vermont-made food products and culinary delights prepared by NECI students and chef Jeffrey Ferrell.
Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Website/Blog as we continue to update this exciting event. Direct questions to Elena Gustavson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-472-5840.