For Immediate Release:
TOPIC: International Collaboration Highlights 1,000 Mile Agritourism Culinary Trail
WHAT: With the collaboration of officials from Canada, New York and Vermont, the International Culinary Trail now covers over 1,000 miles of agritourism and farm-to-plate opportunities in Quebec, Ontario, New York, and Vermont. Recent developments have expanded this trail and improved its amenities for the tourist and resident alike. The discussion of this trail is taking place at the International Workshop on Agritourism in Burlington, Vermont to communicate the excitement about this amazing agritourism offering in our region. Trail wineries, cideries, farm tours, farmstands, orchards, breweries, fromageries, restaurants, and farm stays are all included in the trail, a cross border collaboration that connects agritourism opportunities through a 1,000-mile, international route.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP - The International Workshop on Agritourism (IWA) is a global network of farmers and ranchers, tourism experts, researchers, educators, agricultural service providers, and others interested in promoting agritourism. This Workshop is taking place in Burlington, Vermont in 2022 and brings together over 500 representatives from 56 countries to explore how agritourism can benefit all.
- Anson Tebbetts | Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets
- Marie-Claude Francoeur | Québec Delegate to New England-Boston
- Heather Pelham | Vermont Commissioner of Tourism
- David Gillespie | Coordinator – International Culinary Trail Committee
- Lisa Chase | UVM Extension Vermont Tourism Research Center
WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2022 @ 4pm in the Adirondack Room
WHERE: Hilton Hotel - Battery Street, Burlington VT
The Media Opportunity will be broadcast live on the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Facebook page.
Please visit https://www.facebook.com/vtagencyofag/ at 4pm to view the event.
WHY: Agritourism is important for producers and their communities across the globe. Visitors to farms, ranches, and vineyards benefit from spending time in natural environments and eating farm fresh products. Agritourism provides economic opportunities for farms, contributes to food sovereignty and security, conserves ecosystem services, and supports rural vitality, empowerment of women and youth, and regenerative agriculture.
Scott Waterman | Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
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