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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

Events

Production Efficiency Intensive - Green Mountain College
Mar
2
9:00 am09:00

Production Efficiency Intensive - Green Mountain College

$25 per attendee / lunch included

9:00 – Arrival & Sign in

9:30-9:45 – Welcome and Introductions

9:45 - 11:30 - Lean & Vegetable Production, Ben Hartman

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 - Workshop Session 1

·         Lean Winter Production, Ben Hartman

·         Efficient Wash & Pack Systems, Hans Estrin

2:30 - 4:00 – Workshop Session 2

·         Panel Discussion - Vegetable Farms & Production Efficiencies

·         Lean Coaching Sessions (3 sessions, 30 min each), Ben Hartman

 

Click here to apply for a one-on-one coaching session with Ben Hartman!

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Production Efficiency Initiatives - Sterling College
Mar
3
9:00 am09:00

Production Efficiency Initiatives - Sterling College

$25 per attendee / lunch included

9:00 – Arrival & Sign in

9:30-9:45 – Welcome and Introductions

9:45 - 11:30 - Lean & Vegetable Production, Ben Hartman

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 - Workshop Session 1

·         Lean Winter Production, Ben Hartman

·         Efficient Wash & Pack Systems, Hans Estrin

2:30 - 4:00 – Workshop Session 2

·         Panel Discussion - Vegetable Farms & Production Efficiencies

·         Lean Coaching Sessions (3 sessions, 30 min each), Ben Hartman

 

Click here to apply for a one-on-one coaching session with Ben Hartman!

To pay with card register here:

To pay with Check register here:

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Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class series: Week 1
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class series: Week 1

  • Grace Congregational Church

Week 1 Class : Pork Adobada, Enchiladas and Horchata.

Presenter: Grace Davy

Price: $45

Join RAFFL's Everyday Chef Coordinator, Grace Davy for our first class in our four-part series on Mexican cooking.  In this class, participants will learn how to make  Adobada (Spanish for "marinated"), a luscious pork stew. We’ll make a huge batch and then repurpose it for authentic enchiladas. We’ll also make a batch of Horchata, a beloved Mexican beverage made from cinnamon and toasted rice.   

Greens and Goodies
Mar
12
11:00 am11:00

Greens and Goodies

  • Godnick Adult Center


Presenter: Julie Redington for Rutland Area Food and Farm Link's Everyday Chef program

Cost: $5 ahead of time or $6 at the door. Kids under 16 are free!

Get your family together for this fun workshop where we’ll make kid friendly, festive salads with all kinds of yummy ingredients and a batch of no-bake cookies to have a sweet treat after the healthy side dish. 


Kids will learn basic safe knife skills and sanitation as well as measuring, mixing and reading a recipe. A great way to spend time together! 


Throw you name in a hat and win a lunch container set!


Register at www.rutlandrec.com. For more information contact:Grace Davy, Everyday Chef Coordinator at grace@rutlandfarmandfood.org

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class Series: Week 2
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class Series: Week 2

  • Grace Congregational Church

Week 2 Class: Masa With Local Corn: Tamales y Tortillas

Presenter:  Maya Zelkin

Price: $45

Masa is an everyday part of Presenter Maya Zelkin’s life, and a staple of Mexican cuisine. Learn how to prepare your own homemade masa from local corn, and make tortillas and tamales with local ingredients.

Free Movie Night at Paramount Theater
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Free Movie Night at Paramount Theater

  • Paramount Theater

'Big Night' will be shown at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Rutland. This event is free for the community and food and drink will be available for sale. 

Interested in learning more about local food and farms? Come byat 6:00 pm before the show for a mixer with local farmers.

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class Series: Week 3
Mar
17
5:30 pm17:30

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class Series: Week 3

  • Trinity Church Kitchen

Week 3 Class:   Chile Rellenos, Avocado Crema, and Horchata

Presenter: Julie Redington

Price: $45

Authentic Mexican food is good for you! These Chile Rellenos are lightly baked, packed with nutritious vegetarian ingredients, and have all the great Mexican flavor! Practice your knife skills, learn about different ingredients and have fun cooking and eating together with Chef Julie Redington. 

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class Series: Week 4
Mar
31
5:30 pm17:30

Everyday Chef Authentic Mexican Cooking Class Series: Week 4

  • Trinity Church Kitchen

Week 4 Class:  Regional Mexican Desserts

Presenter: Elena Gustavson

Price: $45

Former chef and RAFFL’s Executive Director Elena Gustavson grew up in LA developing a deep love and knowledge of Mexican food.  Learn how to prepare Oaxaca Chocolate, Cajeta—a traditional goat’s milk caramel, and beloved Mexican Flan—a comforting and satisfying custard.  You will be ready to shower your loved one with homemade treats in time for Valentine’s Day!


Paramount's Festival of Trees
Dec
3
11:30 am11:30

Paramount's Festival of Trees

Join us at the Paramount Theater December 3rd as we kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. Take in the sights (and the lights!) as both funds and holiday spirits are raised! There will be a wide selection of live auction items including overnight trips, in-depth ethnic cooking classes, and a VIP tour of Fire Island National Seashore! 

Everyday Chef Hands-On Demo at Vermont Farmers Food Center: Homemade Dumplings
Aug
24
3:00 pm15:00

Everyday Chef Hands-On Demo at Vermont Farmers Food Center: Homemade Dumplings

Asian Dumplings

Join local chef, Julie Redington! Homemade dumplings are easier than you think. Learn the basics of filling, folding and cooking a variety of dumplings, including recipe ideas for your Health Care Shares. 

This workshop is open only to participants of the VFFC's Healthcare Shares. Recipes will be provided online at www.rutlandfarmandfood.or or www.raffl.org

Vermont Open Farm Week
Aug
15
Aug 21

Vermont Open Farm Week

  • vermont

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?  Mark your calendar for Vermont Open Farm Week: August 15-21, taking place at farms across Vermont! 

Everday Chef Hands-On Demo at Vermont Farmers Food Center: Grilling Rubs & Marinades
Jul
20
3:00 pm15:00

Everday Chef Hands-On Demo at Vermont Farmers Food Center: Grilling Rubs & Marinades

Grilling Rubs and Marinades

It's the season for grilling and we will show you the building blocks of making delicious rubs and marinades for your favorite meats and veggies. Samples and recipes provided!

This event is open to the VFFC's Health Care Shares participants only. Recipes will be provided on our website at www.rutlandfarmandfood.org or www.raffl.org

WIC at the Rutland Downtown Farmers Market
Jul
13
2:30 pm14:30

WIC at the Rutland Downtown Farmers Market

  • Depot Park
WIC Summer Market Schedule. Click to enlarge.

WIC Summer Market Schedule. Click to enlarge.

WIC families automatically qualify for Farm to Family coupons if they have at least one active participant on the WIC program.

At every distribution, a WIC representative will be present to provide nutrition education, as well as recipe cards (and samples) that involve fruits and veggies that can be purchased at the market!