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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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July 13: On-farm Poultry Processing Workshop


RAFFL's next summer workshop is Wednesday, July 13--that's next week already! Join Greg Cox, owner of Boardman Hill Farm, for an overview of their poultry operation, a discussion of Vermont poultry regulations, and a step-by-step slaughtering demonstration.  This workshop will be useful for beginning farmers, farm apprentices, and seasoned farmers looking to start or refine their on-farm poultry processing. What: On-farm Poultry Processing Workshop When: July 13, 6-8pm Where: Boardman Hill Farm in West Rutland (directions below) $10 Workshop Fee (or $15 total for multiple people from one farm)

New Farmer Mixer potluck to follow! After the workshop, RAFFL will host one of its quarterly mixers for area farmers. The mixer will be potluck style, so bring a dish! Come for the workshop, the mixer, or both. More details about the mixer to come...

About the Farm Boardman Hill is a 10 acre certified organic farm, growing bedding plants, vegetable starts, and hanging baskets in spring; fruits and vegetables in the summer; and pork, chickens, and turkey throughout the year.

Directions to 1030 Boardman Hill Road, West Rutland:  Take Route 4 west from Rutland.  Take exit 6 towards VT-4/VT-3/Proctor/West Rutland.  Take Left at the end of the exit ramp.  This road becomes Boardman Hill Road after passing under the highway.  Take Boardman Hill Road up the hill for about a mile.  Farm is on the right, look for the sign.  Parking:  Park in loop in front of the first greenhouses you reach on the left.  After parking, follow the driveway toward the house.  The workshop will take place at the barn.

The On-Farm Poultry Processing workshop is a part of RAFFL's summer workshop series in partnership with NOFA-VT. Click here for other workshop information!

Questions? Email kris@rutlandfarmandfood.org.