Weekly Vermont Food Events: 12/5-12/12

Wednesday (Dec 5)

Whole Foods Nutrition Group Meeting: Enhancing Immunity

We all hate the endless colds, runny noses and lack of energy that seem to pop up as the temperature drops. In this class, we will learn about foods and practices that strengthen the immune system during the winter months

Snack provided.

6-7pm. 31 Sitka Lane. Moretown. Free; donations appreciated. Open to the public. Please preregister here.

Thursday (Dec 6)

Easy, Healthy, Affordable & Tasty Fish

This class will go over healthy and sustainable food choices for fish that is low in mercury and introduce you to some affordable favorite “tinned” fishes you may not have tried yet. See how easy it is to stretch the amount of fish you buy by making delicious, affordable fish chowder with Pollock, local potatoes, Vermont dairy, and lots of extra vegetables.

5:30-7pm. McClure Multigenerational Center. Burlington. City Market Members: $5; non-members: $10. Please preregister here.

Friday (Dec 7)

One on One Ag Finance Hour

“Ag Finance Hour” is a time to sit down with a UVM Extension Farm Business Management specialist, one-on-one, to work on the financial planning, critical to your farm’s success. Meetings last an hour to an hour and a half and are focused on developing balance sheets, cash budgets or completing financial analysis. 1.5 hours per meeting.

9am-5pm. Berlin UVM Extension Office. $15. Please preregister by calling Christi Sherlock or Erin Clark at (802)223-2389.

Saturday (Dec 8 )

The Floating Bridge Holiday Market and Tree Cutting

Join The Floating Bridge Food & Farms Coop in historic Brookfield for group caroling and community sings, holiday farm-inspired crepes and hot beverages, holiday arrangements and wreaths, and local farm gifts including: canned goods, sweets and treats, assorted meats, winter produce, soaps, candles, and much more.

10am-4pm. The Fork Shop. Pond Village. Brookfield. 2205 Route 65 (next to Ariel’s Restaurant and the Floating Bridge). Free. Continues on Sunday (Dec 9). For more information (and times/locations for other day), see the Floating Bridge website.

Sunday (Dec 9)

Rural Vermont Benefit Contra Dance

Join Rural Vermont and our friends at Brattleboro Contra for a night of great fun for a great cause! There will be live music by talented performers, including Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle, Anna Patton on clarinet, and Andy Davis on piano. All levels and ages welcome. All proceeds benefit Rural Vermont.

Beginners’ workshop: 7:15pm; dance starts: 7:30pm. Stone Church. Brattleboro. Sliding scale general admission: $10-$15; Students & seniors $7

Tuesday (Dec 11)

Community-Based Multifunctional Farms in New England and their Relationship to Regional Food Systems: Report of 2011 Farm Surveys

Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food systems and small/medium-sized farming operations, this webinar will share results from surveys of farms in the New England region.  Summarized results will include farm profiles, multifunctional activities (agritourism, direct sales, value added, and off farm income), financial outcomes, expectations, challenges, and entrepreneurial assessments.

12-1pm EST. Online. Free. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday (Dec 12)

Designing Resilient Communities: How our Towns and Suburbs can Incubate the new Eco-Agriculture and Launch a Food Security Revolution

Permaculture educator, designer, editor and visionary Peter Bane shares his vision of the rethinking of community land use. Peter is the author of the newly released, “The Permaculture Handbook”, and will be sharing insights from his process in developing this comprehensive tome on the practice of ‘garden farming’ and will also be available for a post-lecture book signing.

7-9pm. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 130 Main St. Montpelier. $3-5 donation. For more information, call 802-999-2768

Other places to find Vermont food events:

Seven Days

Hunger Mountain Coop

Kellogg Hubard Library

City Market

Mad River Localvores

UVM Extension

Know a website to go here? Email the link to haylley.johnson@uvm.edu.

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