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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.

Open Farm Week

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Open Farm Week


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 3-9, taking place at farms across Vermont! 

During Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate.  

What’s the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique!  Milk a cow and harvest a carrot at one farm, sit on a tractor and take in the smell of freshly cut hay at another. 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.

Are you a farmer looking to celebrate your products and connect with visitors during Open Farm Week?  Click here!

FAQ's

When will the list of participating farms be ready?
The list of participating farms will be updated on a rolling basis. By mid-July the final list will be set.

What can I do at the farms?
The activities from farm to farm will vary. Some farms might have scavenger hunts or wagon rides. Others may have tours, pick-your-own crops, produce for purchase, or animals that you can meet. When you arrive at a farm, check in with a farm employee to see what will be offered during your visit.

What should I wear, and what should I bring to the farm?
Weather in August can be unpredictable!  Dress in layers and wear close-toed shoes that can get muddy.  Bring along a water bottle, bug spray, rain gear, sunscreen and a camera!  You may also want to bring a cooler, in case there are items you’d like to purchase during your visit.

Will there be food at the farm?
Some farms will be serving food, but look at each farm’s listing to confirm what they are offering.