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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

Free Technical Assistance with Agritourism & On Farm Experiences

Steve Peters

The Vermont Farms! Association, University of Vermont Extension, & Shelburne Farms are excited to announce a free technical assistance opportunity for farmers offering agritourism and on-farm experiences. Farmers that invite the public to their farm are encouraged to apply! Sample focus areas include: pick-your-own, farm stands, CSAs, farm tours, summer camps, workshops, weddings, farm stays, on-farm dinners, festivals and more. 

This is a competitive opportunity with limited funding. The application period is open now and participants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the spaces are filled. Participating farmers will communicate their needs, then will be matched with farmer mentors and consultants. Apply online or contact program managers, Vera Simon-Nobes (802 -985-0382) or Lisa Chase (802-257-7967) with questions.

Read more about this opportunity in the Farm to Plate E-news!