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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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Paramount's Festival of Trees Auction Supports RAFFL too!

Elena Gustavson


So honored to be invited to participate in the Paramount Theater's biggest fundraiser of the year! The Paramount has another fantastic line-up for the Festival of the Trees, just in time for the gift-giving season.

AND, when you bid on the following items this Saturday, December 3rd, 50% of the proceeds will go back to us at RAFFL. You will be supporting TWO great organizations and getting a fantastic deal. Win - Win!

You can find out more about the programs we run in the area, from capturing food for those in need and cooking/food education throughout the area, to business and market assistance for farmers by visiting us here. 


Relax in the Country: Overnight + Breakfast for Two at the award winning Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast: Spend a relaxing, comfortable evening in the award winning Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Castelton, and wake up to a delicious breakfast in a historic Vermont home. Value: $150

 Elegance in the Mountains: Overnight + 3 Course Chef’s Tasting for Two at the beautiful Red Clover Inn - Enjoy rustic, elegant charm at the Red Clover Inn in Killington, along with a locally sourced three course meal in the Inn’s acclaimed restaurant. Value: $500

Local Wellness Package: Condition Your Body and Pamper Your Spirit - Condition your body with an original Vew-Do Balance Board plus five free passes to The Gymnasium, (for yourself or share with friends)! Also includes a basket of locally made herbal teas and tinctures from Taking Root and small batch, aromatic soaps from Dorset Daughters. VALUE: $225

VIP TOUR: New Inlet Breach at Fire Island National Seashore - Fire Island National Seashore, a barrier island outside of New York, is a special place of ancient maritime forests, high dunes, rhythmic waves and historic landmarks. Enjoy a very special VIP tour of the New Inlet Breach, a gift left behind by Hurricane Sandy and responsible for the cleansing of the bay in recent years, with FINS Park Ranger, Michael Bilecki. VALUE: $500

 Kimchi, Bulgolgi and Gochuchang: Private 1 hour lesson and a traditional Korean Dinner for 6 in your home - Former chef and owner of DownStreet Eats in Cabot, Elena Gustavson will give you and your favorite people a one hour lesson in Korean cooking, flavors and techniques while preparing a traditional (or not so traditional) Korean dinner complete with banchan (side dishes), in the privacy of your home. Includes a 1 hour consultation prior to a chosen date, to plan the lesson and menu. VALUE: $500

Immerse Yourself in a Dining Experience: The Bryant House Restaurant - No trip to Weston, VT is complete without a meal inside the beautiful, historical The Bryant House Restaurant. With its polished wood floors, antique soda fountain and the 1885 barroom, enjoy delicious meals made with the freshest ingredients, including pastured, free-range meats and local produce. VALUE: $100

And a HUGE thank you to our donors - Applewood Manor, The Red Clover Inn, Dorset Daughters, Taking Root Herbals, Michael Bilecki of the National Park Service, Vew-Do Boards, The Vermont Country Store and The Gymnasium.