Food in Vermont: Weekly Events, 10/25-10/31

Thursday (Oct 25)

Free Pick-your-own Concord Grapes

Joan Gilbert of North Fayston has a grapevine arbor full of sweet, juicy Concord grapes ripe for the plucking now and some horseradish for digging!

All day. 1702 Center Fayston Road. North Fayston.  Please call or email before you come to pick so we’ll be sure someone is home. Call 802-496-3615 or email

For more events from the Mad River Localvores, please visit their calendar here.

Friday (Oct 26)

Introduction to HACCP (for non-meat products)

This workshop, led by Londa Nwadike, PhD, will provide an introduction to creating a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan, including information on prerequisite programs, conducting a Hazard analysis, recording keeping procedures and more.

1-4pm.  Registration at 12:30pm. UVM Extension Office. 11 University Way. Suite 4. Brattleboro. $15 included course materials and refreshments. Please preregister (by 10/24) here.

For more events by UVM Extension, see their calendar here.

Saturday (Oct 27)

Medicinal Mushrooms for Health and Vitality

In this workshop, Sylvia Gaboriault will review the medicinal value of several mushrooms, as well as ways to use them as food and medicine. Samples and recipes will be shared.

10-11:30am. City Market. Burlington. Members $5/non-members $10.  Please preregister here.

For more events run by City Market, see their calendar here.

Sunday (Oct 28)

Native Nut Workshop

Participants go nuts for information about area trees that produce hard-shelled plant fruits.

1–3pm. Elmore Roots Nursery. Wolcott. $10. Please preregister by calling 802-888-3305 or emailing

For more events announced by Seven Days, check out their calendar here.

Monday (Oct 29)

Talk by Rick Peyser

The local author addresses social and economic justice, ethics, corporate responsibility, and fair trade as they relate to his book Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

7–9pm. Cheray Science Hall. St. Michael’s College. Colchester. Free.

For more events announced by Seven Days, check out their calendar here.

Tuesday (Oct 30)

What’s Grain Got to Do With It?

As you prepare for the winter ahead, join NOFA-VT Farm Advisor Willie Gibson to explore ideas on feed sources and feeding strategies. Discussion groups will also cover long term strategies to enhance your farm’s feed energy production.

11am-1:30pm. Hill Top Farm.1209 Mann Hill North. Pownal. Free. Please bring a bag lunch. Contact Sam Fuller with questions at or 802-434-4122.

For more events associated with NOFA VT, see their calendar here.

Wednesday (Oct 31)

3rd Annual Food Systems Symposium

“The Cultivation of Collaboration: Increasing our impact on the food system” highlights the importance of partnerships within academia and communities to increase research and funding for food systems-related work.

9am-4pm. Silver Maple Ballroom. Davis Center. UVM Campus. Burlington. Free and open to the public. Find the day’s agenda here.

Other places to find Vermont food events:

Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier.

Kellogg Hubard Library, Montpelier

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