KINGDOM FARM and FOOD DAYS….AUGUST 22, 23 and 24!!

It’s almost here!  Kingdom Farm and Food Days weekend is August 22, 23 and 24.  We hope you will join us for a full schedule of activities!  Come for all of it or any part. Visit this site, or call Center for an Ag Economy at 802-472-5362 for information.  Please note: gardening workshop Saturday is at Craftsbury Academy (not elementary school).

KFF Poster3BIG THANK YOU’S to the DONORS for the Kingdom Farm and Food Days’ LOCAL FOODS SHOWCASE by NECI. These include:

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 alpacaKingdom Farm and Food Days kicks off Friday with tours of llama and alpaca farms: the Agape Hill Farm in Hardwick and the Log Cabin Alpaca Farm in East Albany;  The Hardwick Farmers Market at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick is open on Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. Visit with many local farmers and food producers at the lovely Farmer’s Market Friday….or again on Saturday morning in Craftsbury…


Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Craftsbury Farmers Market is open for business on in the fieldsCraftsbury Common. Children’s gardening activities are on the agenda at Craftsbury Academy Garden that morning, taught by Green Mountain Farm to School, and starting at 11 a.m. Pete’s Greens will offer tours and hay rides. After workshop or tour, fulfill your desire to taste the honey and spirits of the Kingdom at Caledonia Spirits, from 10 a.m. onwards. Saturday afternoon, from 3:30 to 5:30, Sterling College will offer tours and workshops. Saturday evening, discounts will be offered at area restaurants for participants in the Kingdom Farm and Food Days events.


Food at KFF - 2013Sunday morning kicks off at 10 a.m. with a visit to the Eden Ice Cider orchard in Charleston, where people can tour a biodynamic organic apple orchard. While in northern NEK, visit the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, where you can see the cidery in action, and visit with local food vendors, bakers, maple syrup producers and more! From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. High Mowing Organic Seeds will host field days and workshops. New England Culinary Institute will put on a dinner — a local food showcase — at High Mowing Seeds starting a 4:30 p.m., and everyone is invited to a bonfire  and live music afterward.


 For more details of each day’s activities please see date listings below!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kingdom Farm and Food Days starts out Friday, August 22, with farm to fiber tours from 12 noon to 3 p.m.kff llamas

Join us to see the beautiful animals at these farms and fine products made from their fleece!

John and Jane are your hosts at Log Cabin Farm Alpacas in East Albany.  The farm has wool and rugs for sale.  You will find them at 3112 East Albany Road, East Albany, Vermont. Continue reading

Sunday, August 24, 2014

kff edenSunday morning starts out at 10 a.m. with a tour of a biodynamic apple orchard at Eden Ice Cider on 1023 Sanderson Hill Road in West Charleston.  Ice cider is available at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, 150 Main street, Newport. (802) 334-1808.  Eden Ice Cider is gaining a wonderful reputation.  Food & Wine called Orleans Bitter “the best thing to come out of Vermont since maple syrup.” Albert and Eleanor Leger are your hosts. Continue reading