Fifth Annual Kingdom Farm and Food Days

7/19/2013

Kingdom Farm and Food Days (KFF) is presented in collaboration by the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), NOFA-VT, High Mowing Organic Seeds (HMS), Pete's Greens, and the New England Culinary Institute (NECI). It is a celebration of Vermont farms, local foods, gardens, small producers, and agricultural businesses. Workshops, food and tours will be available to all attendees.

Saturday, August 17 - Caledonia and Orleans Counties, VT
Join the CAE for a morning caravan tour of regional agricultural organizations. Go behind the scenes at each individual business. Participation cost is $15. Personalize your tour route by selecting from the list of open farms organized by NOFA-VT. All participating farmers have generously opened their facilities from 8 a.m. to noon for KFF attendees; farm demos and activities vary from farm to farm. Ride in a tractor-pulled hay wagon for a tour of the farm production fields at Pete's Greens, followed by a walking tour of the processing facility. Learn how the facility works and meets the needs of this four-season CSA and wholesale farm.
 
Sunday, August 18 - Wolcott, VT
The event in Wolcott is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by music and a bonfire. Join High Mowing Organic Seeds for tours of the HMS trials field, led by HMS and Bejo representatives. Workshops for gardeners and growers include: seed saving, herbal gardening, vegetable fermentation, gleaning with the Vermont Foodbank, a seed swap, and children's activities hosted by Lamoille Valley 4-H club.
 
Join NECI for their farm-to-table showcase meal served in the field, prepared with HMS produce and food donations from area farms. Compare the flavors and textures of vegetable varieties at the tasting station and enjoy fresh fire-roasted corn on the cob. Boogie down with the Granite Junction string band and network at the bonfire.
High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest-quality certified organic seed. New England Culinary Institute is dedicated to providing a high-quality, student-centered, and career-focused education that is grounded in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management.

Visit www.highmowingseeds.com for regularly updated KFF event information, including times and locations.