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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.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Upcoming Spring Events

RAFFL

Please join RAFFL for these upcoming events!

Farmer Mixer- THIS FRIDAY!

Join together with fellow farmers and friends for RAFFL's Annual New Farmer Mixer! This event is open to experienced, beginning and aspiring farmers, specialty food producers, and anyone else in ag-related business--come one, come all!

When: Friday March 9th, 6-8 pm Where: Cafe Terra, 67 Center Street, Rutland

Details: Potluck supper (bring something to share!), BYOB (beer or wine)

This event is FREE and Cafe Terra is providing free coffee and cookies!

Please come and join in exciting conversation with your fellow farmers. This is a time to share stories, ask questions, and make our farming community even stronger.

Spring Matchmaker Event- March 19

RAFFL’s spring Buy-Sell-Eat Local Matchmaker

When: Monday March 19th, 1:45-4pm Where: Fox Room at the Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

For more information e-mail jill@rutlandfarmandfood.org

Land Access Panel & Financing workshop- March 28

RAFFL and Green Mountain College are collaborating to host a panel of service providers, farmers and land owners discussing Farmland Access. The panel includes Ben Waterman, coordinator of UVM's Center for Sustainable Agriculture Land Access Program, and will cover topics ranging from the challenges of leasing to tips for finding land to purchase.

After the panel, Ben Waterman will share key findings from the recently completed Guide to Financing the Community Supported Farm, a SARE funded project. This talk will explore unconventional financing arrangements and legal considerations involved.

This event is open to everyone but will be particularly useful for farmers who are looking for land or creative financing opportunities and land owners who are interested in leasing or selling to farmers.

When: Wed. March 28th, 4-6 pm Where: East Room of Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney

Details: Light refreshments offered

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop- April 10

SAVE THE DATE for this exciting hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about shiitake cultivation and actively inoculate logs with Maeve Mangine & Lucas Jackson of Tangled Roots Farm.

When: Tues. April 10th, 1-4 pm Where: Tangled Roots Farm, 300 Stagecoach Road, Shrewsbury

Check out Tangled Roots' website: www.tangledrootsfarm.com More details to come!