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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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Open Your Soils To Growth - Nov 7 & 8


It’s getting cold out, so come inside and learn about soil quality from some of the most fun experts in the northeast!

Learn about:

  • Cover crops- all kinds
  • Weed issues, including new pests
  • Nitrogen testing

Rick Kersbergen will travel from Maine, where he’s the sustainable dairy and forage systems educator. Workshops will also feature University of Vermont Extension agronomists, Jeff Carter, Heather Darby and Dan Hudson, each presenting in their regions.

Come join for lunch or dinner:

Thursday, Nov 7, 10 – 1, at the Middlebury Inn, in Middlebury

Thursday, Nov 7, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Abbey, in Sheldon

Friday, Nov 8, 10 – 1, at the Cow Palace, in Derby Please pre-register! Cost: $20 at the door, or $15 if you pre-register. Help them get a head count, and save $5. Free to farmers.

Pre-register by Monday, Nov 4th. When you register, let them know if there’s any topic you can’t wait to hear more about.

Contact Rachel Gilker at 518-765-4158 or

Supported with funding from Ben & Jerry’s Caring Dairy Initiative. In cooperation with UVM Extension and UMaine Extension.