Kingdom Farm and Food Days Cometh…and Expand-eth!

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Posted: August 11, 2014

Come explore our region’s rich food and farm scene! A weekend long celebration of Vermont farms, local foods, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses makes up the 6th annual Kingdom Farm & Food Days on AUGUST 22, 23 AND 24th. Workshops, food and tours will be available to all attendees, all events are free and open to the public!

This year, Kingdom Farm and Food Days includes events in Newport, Charlestown and more – your chance to get further afield and see even more of the NEK!

Visit a fiber farm, to learn gardening activities with your kids, to learn fermentation practices, bake pizza in a wood-fired oven, or visit a biodynamic apply orchard – all new and all exciting events and activities!

August 22:

Kingdom Farm and Food Days kicks off Friday with tours of llama and alpaca farms: the Agape Hill Farm in Hardwick and the Log Cabin Alpaca Farm in East Albany;  The Hardwick Farmers Market at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick is open on Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. Visit with many local farmers and food producers at the lovely Farmer’s Market Friday….or again on Saturday morning in Craftsbury…

August 23:

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Craftsbury Farmers Market is open for business on in the fieldsCraftsbury Common. Children’s gardening activities are on the agenda at Craftsbury School Gardens that morning, taught by Green Mountain Farm to School, and starting at 11 a.m. Pete’s Greens will offer tours and hay rides. Pete’s will also be hosting a live band, as well as our friends from further south, Champlain Orchards!

After workshop or tour, fulfill your desire to taste the honey and spirits of the Kingdom at Caledonia Spirits, from 10 a.m. till 5pm, in the distillery at their Hardwick site. Saturday afternoon, from 3:30 to 5:30, Sterling College will offer tours and workshops. Saturday evening, discounts will be offered at area restaurants for participants in the Kingdom Farm and Food Days events.

Food at KFF - 2013

August 24:

Sunday morning kicks off at 10 a.m. with a visit to the Eden Ice Cider orchard in Charleston, where people can tour a biodynamic organic apple orchard. While in northern NEK, visit the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, where you can see the cidery in action, and visit with local food vendors, bakers, maple syrup producers and more!

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. High Mowing Organic Seeds will host field days and workshops. New England Culinary Institute will put on a dinner — a local food showcase — at High Mowing Seeds starting a 4:30 p.m., and everyone is invited to a bonfire  and live music afterward.

Visit the Kingdom Farm and Food Days WEBSITE to stay up to date!

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