In the third part of a continuing series on improving VT's meat production opportunities, Vermont Beef Producers Association will visit Mountain Meadows Farm in Orwell/Sudbury and hold their annual Summer Social. Amiel Cooper and Brian Kemp of Mountain Meadows, will lead a farm tour, talk about their animal, feed, and cropping systems along with sharing their experiences with GAP and Organic certification and selling primarily into a regional wholesale market. In the afternoon there will be discussion on how producers and processors might work together to take advantage of the Vermont brand through coordinated industry standards or other marketing opportunities to meet and grow consumer demand.
What: VT Beef Producers' Summer Social:Capitalizing on the Power of the Vermont Brand When: Saturday July 30, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where: Mountain Meadows Farm Intersection of Rte. 30 and Rte. 73 Orwell/Sudbury
Steamship round of beef, burgers, and all accompaniments provided by Mountain Meadows Farm. The event is free with preregistration and reduced VBPA annual membership available for attendees.
For more information on the Vermont Beef Producers Association's workshops this summer, click here.
Coordinating partners: VT Agriculture Innovation Center, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont and UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture