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Vermont Open Farm Week 2020

To see the full week's calendar of events and locations, please visit: https://www.diginvt.com/events-in-vermont/open-farm-week/

Celebrating 6 years of Vermont Open Farm Week - August 10th - 16th, 2020


Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better -- and to get a behind-the-scenes look into Vermont's vibrant working agricultural landscape? 

During the 2020 Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet (virtually, or in person) the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.  

The Open Farm Week Committee has been navigating the current health crisis carefully and thoughtfully and are thinking creatively about how to deliver this week of events in a way that's safe and responsible. 

This year's offerings will focus on events appropriate for the current pandemic-related guidelines: tours, picnics, farm trails, virtual/online events (workshops, guided tastings, etc.), social media posts/stories, and perhaps some other creative ideas.

What’s the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique! Find up-to-date lists of participating farms and search by location or product at DigInVT.com, your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences.

What can I do at the farms?

  • The activities will vary from farm to farm. Some farms might have demonstrations and tours. Others may have pick-your-own crops, produce for purchase, or animals that you can meet. As mentioned above, this year's events will focus on those that fit the current pandemic-related social distancing guidelines.
  • Be sure to check each farm's individual listing to find out the details!
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 5:00pm

Dean Foods Company Public Meeting

The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets will hold a 6 V.S.A. Section 2884 proceeding as trustee for the benefit of all the producers or milk cooperatives in the State of Vermont supplying milk handler Dean Foods Company as holder of Licenses GARFRANKMA, GARBURLNJ, GARELICKNY, and FRIENDWILMA and to whom Dean Foods Company at the time of the proceeding has not made the April 2020 final payment for their milk.

The proceeding will be held August 12, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM via Microsoft Teams.

To attend the hearing, please dial 1-802-828-7667 and utilize Conference ID: 205 190 827.

The Agency will also accept written comment prior to the date and time of the hearing. Written comments may be submitted to AGR.dairy@vermont.gov.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

UVM Extension Hemp Seminar - Pre Harvest Sampling

August 13th – Hemp Sampling Pre-Harvest with Michael DiTomasso of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

When: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://uvmextension.zoom.us/j/92692865610

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +13017158592,,92692865610#  or +13126266799,,92692865610#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833
    Webinar ID: 926 9286 5610
    International numbers available: https://uvmextension.zoom.us/u/aSDhGV3c6

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

UVM Extension Hemp Seminar - Hemp Testing

September 10th – Hemp Testing at Certified Labs with Robert Shipman of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

When: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://uvmextension.zoom.us/j/92692865610

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +13017158592,,92692865610#  or +13126266799,,92692865610#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833
    Webinar ID: 926 9286 5610
    International numbers available: https://uvmextension.zoom.us/u/aSDhGV3c6

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431