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Fruits of the Champlain Valley

Day and Time: Sunday, September 4, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Price: $90, Lunch is NOT included

GOOD FOR: Everyone who loves to savor the sweetness of the season. From apples and cider donuts, to ice cream and perry, we’ll have the opportunity to taste fruit in all its glory. Cider and wine tastings included.

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Yates Family Orchard has over 28 different varieties of apples for Pick Your Own. The original orchard dates back to the 1930s and is currently under IPM-Integrated Pest Management. With new acreage added in 2017, they have expanded their operation to include more apple varieties, pears, plums, cherries, raspberries, and peaches. We’ll tour the orchard, visit the orchard stand and taste their apples and ciders. You may choose to enjoy hot, made to order cider donuts, Vermont All Natural Kingdom Creamery Creamees, pies, baked goods, cider, and various artisan crafts. You may even decide to splurge and taste their signature Dreamee- a hot, fresh made cider donut with Vermont maple soft serve ice cream on top!

 

Windfall Orchard produces high-end and award-winning cider products blended from delicious heirloom apple varieties grown on their small orchard. Blending dozens of heirloom apple varieties during the fall, they also produce a unique, unpasteurized, blended fresh cider. Everything grown here is available in season at the Farm Stand. There is also a large, well-tended kitchen garden where vegetables and flower varieties are cultivated for their superior culinary qualities.

Brad is also an expert forager - ramps, fiddleheads, and numerous varieties of mushrooms are available seasonally at the farmers market. We’ll tour the orchard, learn about their on-farm events, meals and farm stand, and taste through their ciders!

 

Lazy Breeze Farm’s Aberdeens are raised on a high protein grass diet with no animal or corn bi-products in order to achieve their goal of gourmet home dining. We’ll stop by their Burger Buggy food truck for a delicious on-farm lunch. 

 

Shacksbury is a cidery located in the Champlain Valley, a place defined by community and an outdoor active lifestyle. As Vermonters, they thrive on nature and Shacksbury is no exception. They make complex ciders that are always pushing forward, while never straying far from that natural beauty their home state is known for. We’ll visit their tasting room, learn about their Lost Apple project, and sip through a flight of ciders.

 

Sweet Roots Farm and Market is located in Charlotte and is the newest iteration of a farm business that has been in operation for almost 40 years. Many feet have walked the land over the years - strawberry pickers, blueberry harvesters, pumpkin patch goers and growers of various fruits and plants. The farm is undergoing a multi-year plan to transition all growing to be certified Organic. Sweet Roots Farm grows blueberries, available for pick your own and pre-picked in the Market, blackberries, black raspberries, peaches, pears, plums and organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers. Their Market offers a wide range of local provisions for you to taste and take home!

Shelburne Vineyard's first plantings took root in 1998, and they have committed their lives to elevating Vermont’s wine region. They craft both classic and modern wines for people who want to connect with their winegrower, support agricultural preservation in Vermont, and appreciate a taste of place never before imagined. We'll take a tour of the vineyard, and sip through a tasting flight in their gorgeous tasting room.