Tropical Storm Irene hit approximately two weeks after our weekend long event, Kingdom Farm & Food Days. Although most farms in our area were spared, it was all hands on deck when we launched our Vermont Farm Fund Emergency Loan Program in response. As a result, updating our photo albums and sharing about this wonderful event would take a back seat to more urgent needs.
Now that the days are a bit quieter and the hours a bit shorter, we found some time to upload many photos from the Open Farm Day on Saturday, August 20th.
We started the day with a challenging bicycle tour led by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Forty plus cyclists, in two groups, started their 16 and 30 mile respective tours from Sterling College on Craftsbury Common.
From 10am to 3pm, Agape Hill Farm, Down to Earth Worm Farm, Hazen Monument Farm, Echo Hill Farm, Bonnieview Farm, Caledonia Spirits, the Vermont Food Venture Center and several others opened their doors to welcome hundreds of visitors on a beautiful August day, ending it with a local food feast, tours and music at Pete's Greens.
Many thanks to Perry of A. Perry Heller Photography for the beautiful photos of people, places and food.