Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to host the 5th Annual Consumer Night at the Vermont Farm Show on Wednesday, January 27 from 4:00–7:00 PM**

Contact:

Kristina Sweet

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

802-522-7811

Kristina.Sweet@Vermont.Gov

 

WHAT:

  • Winter Buy Local Market: A seasonal farmers market featuring farmers and producers of local cheese, meat, fruits and vegetables, ice cream, maple syrup, honey, wine, beer, spirits, and handmade crafts as well as ready-to-eat prepared foods.
  • Capitol Cook-Off: An Iron Chef-style competition celebrating Vermont food as members of the Vermont House of Representatives, Senate, and Agency of Agriculture compete to prepare the best local dish featuring an exciting secret ingredient and judged by a team of Vermont food celebrities and Lt. Governor Phil Scott. 
  • Universal Recycling Demonstrations: Consumer Night attendees may participate in Vermont’s Universal Recycling and Composting Initiative. Meet staff from the Agency of Natural Resources and Chittenden Solid Waste District Waste Warrior volunteers to learn how to keep recyclables and food scraps out of the trash.

WHO:   

Members of the Vermont House of Representatives & Senate; Vermont Agency of Agriculture staff, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources staff,  Vermont food and agriculture professionals, and Lt. Governor Phil Scott. Vermont Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Diane Bothfeld will MC the event.

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 27 from 4:00–7:00 PM.

WHERE:

Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Champlain Valley Exposition Grounds Map: http://www.cvexpo.org/GroundsMap.html

For more information, visit VAAFM’s Consumer Night page at http://go.usa.gov/cjU84 and Buy Local Markets page at http://go.usa.gov/cBC9e

For information about Vermont’s Universal Recycling and Composting Initiative, visit www.recycle.vt.gov