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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.

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Taylor Farm Benefit Weekend - May 28 & 29

RAFFL

Dear friends,As many of you know, Taylor Farm in Londonderry suffered a major set-back when our large barn collapsed under the heavy snow this winter. Although conditions are difficult and production is down, we are continuing to milk cows and make our award-winning Gouda cheese. In an effort to rebuild and recover, we are planning a Farm Festival on May 28th and 29th.  [Click here for a full schedule of activities] Starting at 2 pm on Saturday there will be guest speakers, a "market", an on-going silent auction, wagon rides, children's activities, farm  tours, cheese making workshops, kite flying and lots of music. There will be a pig roast and a square dance in the hay mow. For those who still have energy, there will be a bonfire to end the evening, or start the next morning. Sunday we will conduct our annual "Blessing of the Cows" as we turn the girls out on summer pasture. This is a very moving event which we have done for the last six years. We will then have a huge "Farmer's Sunday Brunch". The activities, speakers, and music will continue with the Boston based band Dub Apocalypse finishing out the afternoon. This is not only about Taylor Farm and our struggles, but recognizing and appreciating the valuable agricultural resources that Vermont still has. We are hopeful that this may become an annual spring event! Please attend or be involved in some way and, of course, spread the word! Go to www.taylorfarmvermont.com, Call (802)824-5690 or email:taylorcheese@comcast.net Thank you! Jonathan Wright and Taylor Farm Crew