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

Once again, many companies, farms and food businesses in the Northeast Kingdom will host an open weekend, free to all visitors. This weekend is August 22,23 and 24.

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; take a tour of the farms, walk a llama and felt in a fiber shop (12-3pm). 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 Craftsbury Common. Children’s gardening activities are on the agenda at Craftsbury School Gardens that morning, taught by Green Mountain Farm to School, and starting at 11 a.m. Pete’s Greens will offer tours and hay the fields

After workshop or tour, fulfill your desire to taste the honey and spirits of the Kingdom at Caledonia Spirits, from 10am 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 afterward.