We're a network of Vermont Chefs, Farmers, Food Artisans, and Diners.

Annual Forum

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

Tickets go on Sale - Monday, June 6th through Localvore Today!


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.

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.
    • 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.

    Full list of 2015 Participants

    Chef Tables

    Ariel's Restaurant
    Bar Antidote
    Bleu Northeast Seafood
    The Daily Planet
    The Farmhouse Group:

    • The Farmhouse Tap and Grill
    • El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina
    • Pascolo Ristorante

    Hen of the Wood
    Inn at Shelburne Farms
    Inn at the Round Barn
    Juniper Bar and Restaurant
    Leunigs Bistro
    Michael's on the Hill
    The Pitcher Inn
    Red Hen Baking Co
    Taverna Khione
    Three Penny Taproom
    Timbers Restaurant at Sugarbush
    Trapp Family Lodge
    UVM Dining
    Wake Robin

    Farmer, Food Artisan, Vintner and Distiller Tables

    All Souls Tortilleria
    Brio Coffeeworks
    Caledonia Spirits
    Champlain Orchards
    Citizen Cider
    Crop Brewery
    Eden Ice Cider
    Full Sun Company
    Hollandeer Farm
    Joe's Kitchen at Screamin Ridge Farm
    Kimball Brook Farm
    Lewis Creek Farm
    Maple Wind Farm
    Mad River Distillers
    Mountain Home Farm
    O Bread
    Shacksbury Cider
    Shelburne Vineyards
    Slow Food Vermont
    Stone Cutter Spirits
    Strafford Organic Creamery
    Vermont Bean Crafters
    Vermont Beekeepers Association
    Vermont Creamery
    Vermont Fresh Pasta
    Vermont Smoke and Cure
    Vermont Works for Women - FRESH Food Program
    Windfall Orchard
    Zero Gravity

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