Maple is being celebrated all over the state this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday, you can explore our sugarbush and learn the journey of sap to syrup, tap a sugar maple, and snack on sugar-on-snow! On Sunday, discover Abenaki sugaring traditions and enjoy storytelling with Chief Don Stevens and members of the Abenaki community. Link in profile to our calendar with full details.
🍴Another great Jr Iron Chef VT competition is in the books! @vermont_feed, our #FarmtoSchool partnership project with @nofavermont, organizes this youth culinary competition, and this year 62 student culinary teams — 264 teens in total — competed in the 12th annual event, and 58 Vermont farms and producers were represented in their recipes on Saturday. Congratulations to all the teams, and thank to the #JrIronChefVT community for making it all possible!
🌱Happy first day of spring! Our 2019 lambs will be making their public debut during Sheep & Shear delights on Sunday, April 7th. You'll be able to watch some of our Children's Farmyard sheep flock get their yearly haircut, learn about all the ways we use wool, and meet ewes and their lambs. Full details on our event calendar (link in profile).
🍁Did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup?! With the extra cold weather, our sugaring got off to slow start, but the sap was flowing when Stowe Elementary School came to the campus to learn about the journey from sap to syrup (to stomach)! We hugged trees to estimate their diameter, tapped maples, learned about the boiling process, and sampled different colors of syrup for their nuanced flavors.