Food in Vermont: Weekly Events, 9/20-9/26

Heads Up for the Week:

Save the Date – On October 31st, the Food Systems Spire will host its 3rd Annual Food Systems Symposium. It will run from 8am-2pm with a variety of speakers — including Marsh Lecturer Dr. Wouter van Hoven from the University of Pretoria and many more. Details to come. Please check our Facebook page for future updates.

It Takes a Region NESAWG Conference is coming up on Oct 28-30th. All those working for food systems change should check it out. Register and find more information here.

Thursday (Sept 20)

Homemade Yogurt

At this culinary session, attendees learn to make their own yogurt in mason jars.

6–7:30pm. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.

Friday (Sept 21)

UVM Apple Sale at the UVM Horticulture Research Center 10am to 4pm. Out this week: Liberty.

King Arthur Flour Grand Opening Weekend

This weekend of baking fun lets attendees view the new facilities via cooking classes and more. Don’t worry. Samples abound.

7:30am–6pm. King Arthur Flour Bakery & Café, School and Store. Norwich. Free. Continues through Sunday. More information here.

Saturday (Sept 22)

Northern Vermont Hike for Hunger

Stretch out with some morning yoga, then set out with fellow hikers on a 1.5 or 3 mile trek to raise awareness about hunger via Hunger Free Vermont’s programs.

10am. Catamount Outdoor Family Center. Williston. $25. Please preregister here.

Northern Decadence Vermont

This foodie event — a part of the Pride Vermont Festival — let’s attendees taste delicious regional cheeses, the state’s top microbrew, and many more local treats.

12–5pm. Battery Park. Burlington. $5; free for ages 12 and under.

Burlington Food Tours

Food lovers get a guided food tour as they are led through tastings from local restaurants and food producers. Tours start at East Shore Vineyards Tasting Room.

12:30–3pm. Church Street Marketplace. Burlington. $45. Purchase tickets here.

Feast of Our Farms Harvest Celebration

This celebration has folk music and country themed foods — all made from VT ingredients.

5–9pm. Mary’s Restaurant. Inn at Baldwin Creek. Bristol. $55-60. Please preregister here.

Oktoberfest 2012 Kickoff Celebration

This harvest dinner has plenty of bratwurst, German potato salad, and plety of lagers for the lovers of German food — and the lovers of good food of course.

3–8pm. Trapp Family Lodge. Stowe. $29. More information about the Stowe Oktoberfest here.

Butter Making

Shaking butter in a jar — a timeless classic for kid-friendly fun.

11:30am. Shelburne Farms. Shelburne. Regular farm admission, $5-8; free to members, Shelburne residents and kids under 3.

Sunday (Sept 23)

Pride Recovery Brunch & Dinner

10% of Leunig’s sales go to Outright Vermont this Sunday.

10am–10pm. Leunig’s Bistro & Café. Burlington. Cost of food and drink.

Annual Harvest Dinner

It’s like a classic Thanksgiving spread, but you get it earlier! Proceeds benefit Most Holy Trinity Parish.

12pm. Municipal Building. Orleans. $5-10; $30 maximum per family; takeout available.

International Dinner

Turkish food is the theme of this dinner. Never tried it? Now’s your chance.

5–8pm. North End Studios. Burlington. $12-15.

T.N. Vail Clambake & Silent Auction

Attendees get their fill of lobster, roasted red potatoes, strawberry shortcake and more. Proceeds support student scholarships. Silent auction and cocktails, 4 p.m.; dinner, 5:30 p.m. Softball Field.

9am–5pm. Lyndon State College. Lyndonville. $60. Please preregister here.

Rootswork Harvest Festival

It’s that time of year again – Harvest Time! We will be celebrating the harvest with a potluck dinner. Make apple cider using an old-fashioned cider press before dinner. Please bring a savory dish to share along with your own plates/bowls, silverware, and jugs to take home cider. Desserts provided by the East Warren Community Market. ALL are welcome!

5pm. Rootswork Community Garden, behind the East Warren Schoolhouse. Warren. Call Jen Higgins at (802) 496-9824 for more information.

Poultry Extravaganza

This day is filled with poultry from chick to chicken dinner with speakers on poultry production, business management, processing and adding value. Featuring Dr. Jeff Mattocks of Fertrell, Inc. who will focus on health and nutrition of pastured poultry, including balancing poultry rations with alternative feeds.

10am-3pm. VT Small Business Development Center. 1540 Vermont Route 66. Randolph. $10 for NOFA-VT or VGFA members; $20 nonmembers. Please preregister here or call 802-434-4122.

Monday (Sept 24)

Gastronomy Book Discussion

This week, The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the focus of this food filled book discussion.

6:30pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Montpelier. Free.

Tuesday (Sept 25)

Burlington Garden Club Meeting

Carol McQuillen discusses inspiring kids through the natural world at this gathering of gardeners.

1:15–3pm. Faith United Methodist Church. South Burlington. Free.

Homemade Apple Pie

Champlain Orchards bakers show attendees the apple-icious ropes as they whip up buttery crusts and gooey fillings.

6–7:30pm. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School. Burlington. $5-10. Please preregister here.

Protein 101

Alternative Roots Wellness Center’s Greg Giasson discusses protein in our diets and its corresponding food allergies and sensitivities.

5–6pm. City Market. Burlington. Free. Please preregister here.

Tovar Cerulli

The VT author of The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance discusses his experiences with food from each of his perspectives — that of a hunter, a vegetarian and a vegan.

7pm. Phoenix Books Burlington. Burlington. Free.

Production in High Tunnels Webinar

Are you considering adding high tunnel crops to your farm? In this webinar we will look at crop rotations in high tunnels from both economic and horticultural perspectives. Long-term soil fertility, pest cycles and profitability will be analyzed using real life examples.

7-8pm. Please preregister here. Free.

Wednesday (Sept 26)

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