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Open farm dates set for Aug. 13-19

VERMONT — Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape? Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: Aug. 13-19 taking place at farms across Vermont.
For Vermont’s agricultural producers, this is a celebration of Vermont farms that will offer visitors a backstage pass to learn more about local food origins, authentic agritourism experiences, and the chance to build relationships with farmers.
During Vermont Open Farm Week, people can meet the farmers, plants and animals that bring their favorite high-quality Vermont products to their plate. DigInVT.com is planning for another exciting event, and will post a full list of participating farms in July.
Every farm is unique. At some there will be an opportunity to milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, or participants can sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another.
Some farms might have scavenger hunts or wagon rides. Others may have tours, pick-your-own crops, produce for purchase, or animals that you can meet. When you arrive at a farm, check in with a farm employee to see what will be offered during your visit.
Some farms will be serving food, but look at each farm’s listing to confirm what they are offering.
Registration for farms, sign-up for technical assistance, scheduling, timeline, and additional event information can be found at DigInVT.com/openfarmweek.

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