Collaborations in Agritourism
Photo: Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream
Day and Time: Monday, August 29, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: $100, Lunch is NOT included
GOOD FOR: Dreamers, creative folks inspired by unique collaborations, innovative flavor ideas and out of the box thinking between farmers, and everyone in the community! Beer and ice cream tastings included.
Foam Brewers is a small independent brewery crafting imaginative beers for enlightened palates. Located in Burlington, on the shores of Lake Champlain, we’ll start with a flight of Foam’s tasty beers, including one that sources fruit grown by nearby Fisher Brothers Farm, which we’ll visit afterwards. We’ll also learn about their new line, Natural Hack, a low intervention wine, cider, and mead collaboration between Foam Brewers and House of Fermentology, which we’ll also visit later in the day.
Fisher Brothers Farm / Sisters of Anarchy grows wine grapes, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, aronia berry, elderberry, and peppermint. This isn’t just your typical farm though, no, these crops have a special purpose, and that is to make the best farm-to-cone ice cream you’ve ever tasted and supply the best value-added producers in New England and beyond. We’ll tour the farm, hear about their IPM growing practices, a self-designed central irrigation to minimize runoff, and summer food truck and music series. We’ll also sample ten fresh ice cream flavors!
EarthKeep Farmcommon, formerly known as Nordic Farm, is developing a regenerative agricultural ecosystem congruent with 21st century Vermont values to benefit individuals, community and the planet that is organic, carbon-negative, sustainable, educational and enjoyable. Launched in early 2022, there are still quite a number of projects in the works! The Vermont Grain Co-op includes Vermont Malthouse and Slow Fire Bakery. A future Botanical Commons will include growing, harvesting and extraction of botanicals to produce products for health and wellness. The House of Fermentology, a small-batch beer blendery that takes a slow approach to fermenting fine malted beverages produces fine ales aged in oak barrels for up to two years, is housed here. A collaborative farmers’ farmstand will serve as a center to promote farmers produce, beverages and baked goods. Renewable energy, walking/skiing trails, farmer housing and ecological habitat conservation are all on the agenda in this massive new initiative.
Fourth Farm and Lunch: TBD