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Vermont Fresh Network's 22nd Annual Forum Dinner 

Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018 
Time: 5pm - 8pm 
Location: Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms [view map]
Tickets: $75 per person | $60 for members
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For Partner Members - We've finished sign ups for this year, if you already e-mailed about saving a place and are looking for the form, it's here. If you have any questions about participating, please e-mail for details. 

About our Annual Forum Dinner...

Join us at the Vermont Fresh Network 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.  


5:00 - Doors Open to Guests 

5:00 to 6:00 - Vermont Artisanal Products Tasting

  • Taste some of the most innovative and delicious new culinary treasures created by Vermont food artisans.
  • Celebrate the dedication of Vermont’s new wave of cidermakers, winemakers, brewers, and distillers as they share tastes of their varied creations (along with non-alcoholic beverages).
  • Enjoy music by Larks in the Attic

5:00 to 7:30 - Silent Auction

  •       Bid on Vermont food and farm experience packages, from romantic getaways at country inns to feasts for a group of friends, in our popular Silent Auction. 

6:00 to 8:00 - Grazing Dinner - enjoy the bounty of local products grown and raised by Vermont’s farmers and highlighted in delectable offerings by over 20 of the state’s finest chefs - it is a dinner like no other.

7:30 - Vote for Best Bite

7:30 to 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.
  • We have a number of fantastic offerings for a silent auction fundraiser at the event this year - come prepared to participate! Checks are preferred, credit card payments are also accepted. 
  • 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.

 The 2018 Line Up Includes . . . 

Bar Antidote/Hired Hand Brewing Co - Vergennes
Bistro de Margot - Burlington
Bleu Northeast Seafood - Burlington
Butch + Babe's - Burlington
City Market - Onion River Co-op - Burlington
El Cortijo Taqueria - Burlington
Guild Tavern - Burlington
Honey Road - Burlington
Inn at Shelburne - Shelburne
Juniper Bar and Restaurant - Burlington
Leunig's Bistro - Burlington
Michael's on the Hill - Waterbury Center
NECI on Main - Montpelier
Pascolo Ristorante - Burlington
Reluctant Panther - Manchester
The Essex - Essex
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill - Burlington
The Great Northern - Burlington
UVM Dining- Burlington
Hatchet (To be confirmed) -Richmond

O Bread - Shelburne 
Butterfly Bakery - Montpelier
Champlain Valley Apiaries - Middlebury
Shelburne Farms - Shelburne
Cabot Creamery Cooperative - Waitsfield
Vermont Beekeepers Association
Vermont Salumi - Plainsfield
Kimball Brook Farm -North Ferrisburgh
Joe's Kitchen@ Screamin' Ridge Farm-Montpelier
Vermont Fresh Pasta -Proctorsville
Ariel's Honey Infusions
Grafton Village Cheese Co - Grafton

Shacksbury Cider - Vergennes
Citizen Cider - Burlington
Caledonia Spirits - Hardwick
Shelburne Vineyard - Shelburne
Hooker Mtn. Farm Distillery - Marshfield
Zero Gravity Brewery - Burlington
Artesano Mead -Groton
Mad River Distillers -Waitsfield
SILO Distillery - Windsor
Saxtons River Distillery -Brattleboro
Lincoln Peak Vineyard - New Haven
Eden Specialty Cider - Newport
Snow Farm Vineyard - South Hero
Champlain Orchards Cidery - Shoreham
Aqua ViTea Kombucha and Spirits - Middlebury
Maquam Winery - Swanton
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits - Cambridge
Windfall Orchard  - Cornwall

Strafford Organic Creamery -Strafford
Brio Coffee -Burlington





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