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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.

Program Partners:

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