5th Annual VFFC Harvest Festival

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Name: 5th Annual VFFC Harvest Festival
Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Tickets are available now for the 5th Annual VFFC Harvest Festival.
Bring the whole family to this celebration of the Vermont Farmers Food Center, and all it does to promote the agrarian and economic culture in Rutland County. There will be an incredible meal, made from ingredients from local farms and served Family Style. This is the big yearly fundraiser for the VFFC, which is also home to the Winter Farmers Market and several other programs designed to benefit the Rutland community.
These include....
WINTER FARMERS MARKET - generates more than $2 million in annual economic activity for 100+ local farm families and entrepreneurs and brings thousands into downtown Rutland each Saturday.
• FARMACY PROGRAM - works with local doctors to link more than 150+members (families and individuals) at risk of chronic disease to the rich, robust healthy world of good food, community programming and education. Food distributed is purchased from local, start-up organic farm families.
• FARM BASED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CENTER - partners with Rutland City Public Schools and utilizes the Rotary International Green House for hands-on experiential learning related to local produce and nutrition. We recently have worked with more than 400+ K-12 learners.
• LEARNING KITCHEN - serves as an incubator for 6 emerging food-based businesses and multiple educational-based groups, e.g. Hunger Council, NeighborWorks, Fill the Freezer, etc. teaching basic culinary skills to underserved populations using local produce.
• DOWNTOWN GATEWAY PROJECT - has turned one of four key, strategic entrance points into Downtown Rutland from blight to vibrancy. Through its new and expanded lawn, landscaped parking area, signage, community gardens, bocce field, “Carving Studio” marble statues, solar panels and more, VFFC has attracted thousands of tourists to downtown.

Click on the link for tickets, and we will see you on September 22nd from 3 pm - 6 pm at the Vermont Farmers Food Center's 5th Annual Harvest Fest.... Farmers Hall, 251 West Street in Rutland.
Vermont Farmers Food Center, 251 West St., Rutland, VT  05701
Date/Time Information:
September 22, 2019, 3-6pm
Contact Information:
Vermont Farmers Food Center, Chris Siliski, 802-558-4338
$25 per person, $200 For A Reserved Table for 8; $15 children 7-17; Under 6 free (childcare provided)
Click here for tickets.
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