Friday, August 5, 2011

Kingdom Farm & Food Days is August 20 - 21

Kingdom Farm & Food Days is August 20-21, 2011

Hardwick, VT, August 4, 2011 - The Center for an Agricultural Economy, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Pete’s Greens, New England Culinary Institute and Craftsbury Outdoor Center are once again hosting the Kingdom Farm & Food Days, a weekend celebration of local food and Vermont agriculture. This mostly free event will take place on August 20 & 21, 2011.

On Saturday, August 20, you will get the chance to visit many of the area’s farms, nurseries and other agricultural businesses. From 10am to 3pm, these businesses will open their doors and offer a range of activities, including tours of their farms, workshops, product samples and more. Pete’s Greens will have scheduled guided tours in the afternoon, followed by music and a picnic starting at 4pm.

The 2nd Annual Kingdom Farm & Food Days Bike Tour, hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, celebrates the beauty of our working landscape. Two bike tours, one 15 miles long and a more strenuous 30 mile long tour, will be offered on Saturday, August 20.

On Sunday, August 21, the celebration continues at High Mowing Organic Seeds’ Trials and Showcase Garden in Wolcott. Starting at 10am there will be guided tours of their Trials and Showcase Garden, workshops on pickling and seed production, and much more. A Local Foods Showcase will follow at 4pm, presented by New England Culinary Institute students and Chef Ryan O’Malley. This meal is prepared using all local products and ingredients, and is made possible due to the many food donations we have received from area farms and businesses.

Please visit the event’s website for a full schedule of events, bike tour registration, participating farms and businesses as well as directions.
Gorgeous summer days in Vermont!

Elena Gustavson
Center for an Agricultural Economy
(802) 472-5840

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