Vermont is leading the way in artisan agriculture. We have become known worldwide for our homestead cheeses, specialty breweries and vineyards, grass-fed beef and small-scale, humane production of lamb, pork and poultry. Village bakeries have popped up in communities around the state, many using Vermont-grown grains. Vermont’s agriculture takes the expanded knowledge of today and marries it to the scale and industry of its past. Remember when the farm truck showed up at your door with a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, berries, home-baked breads, fresh churned butter, milk and cream on ice and home-made jams and jellies? Remember when store-bought cheese choices offered more than yellow or white?
Vermonters and their guests from around the Northeast and Canada will celebrate together the renaissance of a community-based, fresh, small-scale, artisan food culture available at farmers markets, farm stands, and many grocery stores throughout the state, as well as in restaurants and outlets throughout the country. You will see and taste the delights of Vermont’s farms. Watch leading chefs prepare farm produce into delightful meals and share their flavors and recipes in our demo kitchen. See and taste the new flavors of Vermont.