Kingdom Farm and Food Days 2015

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Posted: July 14, 2015

Join us for a full schedule of farm tours, workshops and local food during Kingdom Farm and Food Days August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. You can see everything from draft horses to alpacas, take a hay ride and learn about growing apples and making high quality ice ciders.

NECI and High Mowing Organic Seeds create a meal out of donated local foods.

Northeast Kingdom farmers and food businesses will host the free series of events starting on Friday, August 14, with Draft Animal Power Network demonstrations at Atkins Field in Hardwick and a visit by the 802 Fresh food truck.  Log Cabin Alpacas will be offering tours all three days.

Farms opening their doors to the public that weekend include Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury where people will be able to take tours and get hay rides Saturday. Caledonia Spirits distillery in Hardwick will be open for tours, and Sterling College in Craftsbury will offer tours of livestock, solar electricity production, and gardens, ending with a light meal of local foods.

A tour and workshop at Eden Ice Cider apple orchards is available in Charleston on Sunday, August 16; and a free localvore meal prepared by the New England Culinary Institute is available at trial fields for High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott that evening.

Kingdom Brewing of Newport Center is a new partner. Beef cattle at this farm and brewery enjoy spent grains from the brewing process for their meals. Visitors can see the family’s geothermal cooled and wood fired energy system.

Pigs at Sterling College enjoy some extra attention during Kingdom Farm and Food Days.

Hardwick and Craftsbury farmers markets are participating partners on Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15.

Events are coordinated by the Center for an Agricultural Economy and Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association. For more information and a full schedule, check out: www.kingdomfarmandfood.org. Hope to see you there!

 

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