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Annual Forum

Save the Date for our 20th Annual Forum - August 7, 2016, at the Beautiful and Historic Coach Barn on Shelburne Farms

About our Annual Forum Dinner:

For one special evening in August, farmers and chefs from all across Vermont come together to prepare a sensational meal for you and fellow food enthusiasts. It is a fundraiser for the Vermont Fresh Network -- all proceeds go to continuing programming that helps bring more Vermont grown and raised food to the table.


(For member ticket pricing, please email us here)

5:00 - Doors Open

5:00 till 5:30 - Toast to 20 Years - Sharing Our Story - Members of VFN's past and present share their reflections about what the Network has meant to them.

5:30 till 6:30 - Vermont Artisanal Products Tasting

  • Taste some of the most innovative and delicious new culinary treasures coming out of Vermont food artisans.
  • Celebrate the dedication of Vermont’s new wave of winemakers and distillers as they share tastes of their varied creations.
  • Discuss the merits of curd with cheesemakers.
  • Sample heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables from local farms.

  • 6:00 till 8:00 - Chef and Farmer Grazing Dinner - enjoy the bounty of local products grown and raised by Vermont’s farmers and grilled, braised, sautéed and baked into delectable offerings by over 24 of the state’s finest chefs - it is a dinner like no other.

    7:30 till 8:00 - Ice Cream Social with Amy, Earl and the crew from Strafford Organic Creamery

    Useful Notes about the Event:
    • There will be a Cash Bar, but alcohol samplings are free. Please bring a photo ID, you will be carded in order to sample alcohol.
    • *NEW* We have a number of fantastic offerings for a silent auction fundraiser at the event this year - come prepared to participate!
    • There is no ATM on the property.
    • Weather permitting; parking will be on the field in front of the Coach Barn.
    • No dogs are allowed on Shelburne Farms property.

    Announcing the 2016 Participants
    Chef Tables
    Bar Antidote – Vergennes
    Basin Harbor Club – Vergennes
    Bistro de Margot -- Burlington
    Bleu Northeast Seafood-- Burlington
    Daily Planet – Burlington
    El Cortijo – Burlington
    Farmhouse Tap & Grill – Burlington
    Guild Tavern – Burlington
    Hen of the Wood – Waterbury/Burlington
    Idletyme Brewing Company – Stowe
    Inn at Round Barn Farm -- Waitsfield
    Inn at Shelburne Farms – Shelburne
    Juniper Bar and Restaurant – Burlington
    Leunig's Bistro – Burlington
    Michael's on the Hill – Waterbury Center
    Misery Loves Co. – Winooski
    New England Culinary Institute – Montpelier
    Pascolo Ristorante – Burlington
    Red Hen Baking Company -- Middlesex
    Sodexo - Vermont First
    Sugarsnap -- Williston
    Taverna Khione – Shelburne
    The Pitcher Inn – Warren
    Trapp Family Lodge – Stowe
    UVM Medical Center - Burlington

    Food and Drink Artisans
    Antidote Brewery -- Vergennes
    Artesano LLC -- Groton
    Cabot Creamery - Cabot
    Caledonia Spirits – Hardwick
    Champlain Orchards -- Shoreham
    Citizen Cider – Burlington
    Eden Ice Cider -- Newport
    Full Sun Company -- Middlebury
    Hollandeer Farm -- Holland
    Idletyme Brewing Company – Stowe
    Joe's Kitchen at Screamin' Ridge Farm – Montpelier
    Kimball Brook Farm – Hinesburg
    Lincoln Peak Vineyard – New Haven
    Mad River Distillers – Burlington/Waitsfield/Warren
    O Bread Bakery – Shelburne
    Shacksbury -- Shoreham
    Shelburne Farms Cheese - Shelburne
    Shelburne Vineyard – Shelburne
    Slow Food Vermont
    Strafford Organic Creamery - Strafford
    The Cellars at Jasper Hill -- Greensboro
    The Vermont Switchel Company – Cabot
    Vermont Cheese Council
    Vermont Creamery – Randolph
    Vermont Beekeepers Association
    Vermont Farm to Table Book
    Vermont Smoke & Cure - Hinesburg
    Windfall Orchards -- Cornwall
    Zero Gravity Craft Brewery – Burlington


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