Food & Drink

Food and Farm Experiences

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Experience Vermont’s Food and Farms

Trips to Vermont can center around the state’s farming culture. From trail walks to classes, Green Mountain farmers offer immersive experiences. Enjoy farm-to-table dining on the farm where menu items were grown, attend a hands-on workshop and learn to churn your own butter, or bring the whole family to wander a corn maze in late summer. Many farms welcome the larger community in for events featuring food trucks, live music, pick your own produce, and more throughout the growing season.

Maple is a Natural Kitchen Powerhouse

Nestled in Woodstock, Vermont, Cloudland Farm chef Mike Boraccio finds cooking to be a form of moving meditation. His philosophy is “What grows together goes together,” which means he can design an entire menu around pure Vermont maple.

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Farm Visits

Visiting a Vermont farm can mean spending a few hours petting farm animals and picking produce, or it can be a more immersive experience. Some farms offer overnight lodging, from farm stays in cozy rooms to camping or glamping on-site, giving visitors a chance to really experience farm life. Some offer tours that even allow you to get hands-on, learning to milk cows, boil maple sap into syrup, and more.

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Farmers Markets

Sample farm-fresh, homemade treats, like cider donuts, apple pies, and cider served hot or cold while taking in the atmosphere of an open-air market, often including live music.

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Hands-On Learning on the Farm

Vermont farms offer hands-on learning opportunities, from cooking classes and cheesemaking sessions to livestock education and flower arrangement workshops.

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Food Truck Roundup

Head to Retreat Farm for one of Brattleboro’s signature summer events. Every Thursday in the summer, find local food from over ten different food trucks, craft brews at the Thirsty Goat bar, ice cream, live music, lawn games, and more.

There’s 1.2 million acres of farmland in Vermont.

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Corn Mazes in Vermont

Vermont is home to New England’s largest corn maze, the Great Vermont Corn Maze, clocking in at 24 acres of “cornfusion.” Whether you explore during the day with the family or look for a nighttime haunted maze attraction, Vermont’s corn mazes are a great way to get outside amid scenic beauty.

Hands-On Farm Experiences

Picking your own produce, from strawberries and blueberries in summer to pumpkins and apples in the fall, is a great way to get outside and experience Vermont’s local-first food culture firsthand.

Pick Your Own

Pick Your Own

Apple Orchards

Apple Orchards

Farm Walks

Farm Walks
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The Vermont Fresh Network’s guide to food and farms in Vermont includes more than 600 mapped destinations and plenty of inspiration to whet your palate for a Vermont culinary adventure.

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